West's Defense Jobs at Risk as Buyers Want Designs, Not Weapons

  • Buyers build up homegrown manufacturing capabilities
  • BAE Systems offers Type 26 frigate on design-only basis

The sale of warplane and naval designs to emerging markets is swelling Western corporate revenues while putting local manufacturing jobs at risk and loosening controls over sensitive military technologies, defense experts say.

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