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US State Dept. Throws A Wrench Into Exports

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posted on Mar, 26 2009 @ 08:23 AM

India’s Business Times:

”....GE has told [shipbuilder] MDL that there could be up to three months delay, while the new US administration reviews its military relations with several countries. India is not alone in facing this ban; GE has been told to stop work even with close US allies like the UK and Australia. Says [MDL chairman and managing director] Admiral Malhi, ”....They said the (US) State Department could take up to 3-4 months to re-look at relations with these countries. We don’t have that kind of time; we have to deliver the ship to the navy.”

....The ban, suggest sources, was imposed by an “over-enthusiastic State Department bureaucrat”, keen to display that the Obama administration was on the ball from the beginning. But in India, the ban is already generating talk of an unwise choice in going for a US engine.”

And its things like this , which will sound the last chances for the USA fighters to win the MRCA contract; `heres your new aircraft but OOPS its missing a crucial piece of equipment this month`

posted on Apr, 2 2009 @ 03:49 AM
I don't see why this is disturbing in any way.

IMHO, it is just good housekeeping to look at the budget to see 'who gets what?' and to try and balance the books.

The trouble is, most defence contractors charge way over the top for their products because the government knows that in the end, they will have to pay the most to get the best.

Cutting costs is the goal of every new administration in governments the world over.

It does not mean that your DOD will not get what it wants. The orders may be slimmed down a little but let's face it, we are on the brink of a world depression.

posted on Apr, 3 2009 @ 09:12 AM
Hmm Australia ? All I know is the US charges Australia way over the top for equipment we buy from them.

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