For decades, analysts have understood the non-market conditions of defense development and procurement. First, government-as-buyer and ultimate legal authority are atypical market constraints and, second, military weapons systems often have no commercial equivalents and may also have several unique component or material requirements—for example a one-off electronic component architecture.
"Arms and Innovation: Entrepreneurship and Alliances in the Twenty-First-Century Defense Industry,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 63
, Article 14.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol63/iss3/14