A steam powered flying machine in 1890 ? yeah right. Steam was powering ships and trains why not aeroplanes ?
Cornering the Chinese market. The chinese airports and airways are grossly crowded as is. They dont need another 150 seater
The US is in breach of the treaty for many years. Drones are covered by the treaty , so once they have a range greater 500km , which they do they are in. This is why the longer ranged missions...
No way the Gripen E will have a higher fly away cost than the F35. One a totally new design which is much heavier weight, the other is just a newer version of a 20 yr design.
It would only be 'corporatised', the shareholders would be the US government.