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    Lockheed Martin Signs Pact With Tata to Make F-16 Planes in India | Fortune.com

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    Lockheed Signs Pact With Tata to Make F-16 Planes in India
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    Lockheed Martin (lmt, +0.42%) signed an agreement with India's Tata Advanced Systems on Monday to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, pressing ahead with a plan to shift its Fort Worth, Texas plant to win billions of dollars worth of order from the Indian military.

    India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has said foreign suppliers would have to make the planes in India with a local partner to help build a domestic industrial base and cut outright imports.
    How will our Glorious Exalted Leader lie on this one?

    In announcing their agreement at the Paris Airshow, Lockheed and Tata said moving the production base to India would still retain jobs in the United States.
    I got this bridge...
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    Treasonous trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRollingRoadblock View Post
    Lockheed Martin Signs Pact With Tata to Make F-16 Planes in India | Fortune.com



    How will our Glorious Exalted Leader lie on this one?



    I got this bridge...
    I wouldn't have a problem if and I say if they F 16's that they produce "STAY" in India.. But if they sell to the world then I would agree that I do have a problem with it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    I wouldn't have a problem if and I say if they F 16's that they produce "STAY" in India.. But if they sell to the world then I would agree that I do have a problem with it..
    I would think it safest and best if our planes for our military were made right here by our people.

    We worry about foreigners tampering with our elections, yet allow them to make our military equiptment? Not a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slavenomore View Post
    I would think it safest and best if our planes for our military were made right here by our people.

    We worry about foreigners tampering with our elections, yet allow them to make our military equiptment? Not a good idea.
    What I got out of the article was that India would give out the contract to Lockheed but only if they agreed to make the F-16's in India.. I just would hope that India doesn't undercut pricing to become a player on the world stage with this "American" technology..

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    What I get out of it is this, business as usual in corporate America.
    Let them buy advanced military aircraft from ... who ?
    Trump told Boeing to lower the cost of the F-35. Now this ?
    Oh, that's right. A coal mine opened in Pennsylvania with 70 jobs.
    Making America great again, one corporation at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    What I get out of it is this, business as usual in corporate America.
    Let them buy advanced military aircraft from ... who ?
    Trump told Boeing to lower the cost of the F-35. Now this ?
    Oh, that's right. A coal mine opened in Pennsylvania with 70 jobs.
    Making America great again, one corporation at a time.
    Lockheed Martin and Boeing sell aircraft over all of the world.. This is nothing new.. Nothing to do with Trump.. Ask those coal miners if they are happy to be back to work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Lockheed Martin and Boeing sell aircraft over all of the world.. This is nothing new.. Nothing to do with Trump.. Ask those coal miners if they are happy to be back to work..
    Two things you seem to be missing.
    If the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth, Texas plant is producing them now ... why not ask if those workers are happy as they watch their jobs disappear to India ?

    Second, you must not have read the entire article.
    India will also have the chance to export the F-16 that is flown by air forces around the world, the joint statement said.
    Making America's corporations great again ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Lockheed Martin and Boeing sell aircraft over all of the world.. This is nothing new.. Nothing to do with Trump.. Ask those coal miners if they are happy to be back to work..
    Selling around the world is one thing, building them around the world is another

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Two things you seem to be missing.
    If the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth, Texas plant is producing them now ... why not ask if those workers are happy as they watch their jobs disappear to India ?

    Second, you must not have read the entire article.


    Making America's corporations great again ...

    India's air force needs hundreds of aircraft to replace its Soviet-era fleet, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has said foreign suppliers would have to make the planes in India with a local partner to help build a domestic industrial base and cut outright imports.

    See I did indeed read the article but it seems you missed this paragraph ..



 

 
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