By Patrick Lareau
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When Henry Knox wrote to George Washington in April 1794 about the construction of the first six American warships, he said that ship building should be distributed geographically (“It is just and wise to proportion . . 5 These public and private mixes continued as the defense industry grew. For example, the government owned thirty-seven military arsenals in 1846 and 16 Chapter 2 … ec t El am m Ar ro en ni c ts sy ys s em st sy Sh ip ft ra rc Ai st te em m s s forty-seven by 1859. Because the government owned six navy shipyards (on the Atlantic Coast), the majority of naval ships were built in public yards, but small arms shifted mostly to the private sector (for example, Colt and Remington), with some still coming from the Springfield Armory.
Because of the complexity of government rules (ranging from specialized accounting to concerns about propriety rights), many technology-rich companies (such as Hewlett Packard, 3-M, and Corning) declined to participate in critical research and development projects of the Defense Department, even though they continued to sell their commercial products to the DoD. Many observers (this author included) were disappointed when the defense industrial base lost these commercially oriented firms (because of the loss of their often more advanced technologies and their lower-cost design orientation), but these firms saw defense business as unattractive due to low profits, excessive regulation, and shrinking markets.
Even so, they allowed the consolidations due to the shrinkage in available business and the uniqueness of the defense market structure (a monopoly buyer and a small number of oligopoly suppliers that fought fiercely for the few, infrequent, and declining numbers of major procurements). The regulators reasoned that if the only customer (the DoD) was satisfied with the limited competition and if the cost of maintaining additional potential suppliers was prohibitive, then they would not object to the consolidations on antitrust grounds.
Condor: The Luftwaffe in Spain 1936-1939 by Patrick Lareau