GDS Starfury wrote:
Okay, if a "good argument can be made," make it. Explain also how this will get through without loud objections from US rocket makers Boeing and Lockheed-Martin. Also, explain how this will get through without loud objections from members of Congress. And for good measure, explain how this can be done without violating the provisions of the Iran Non-proliferation Act. Can you provide any previous examples of the United States spending billions of dollars to purchase a foreign rocket system?that would depend on the technology transfers going into US companies. A good argument can be made that while the up front cost of $6 billion might seem high the backend profits would be considerably more.