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AIA Report: Defense R&D: From the Warfighter to the American Consumer

A report by The Aerospace Industries Association

This report – the first in a series that examines the impact of federal investment programs – highlights four case studies of private sector technologies and products that have been largely defined or influenced by defense R&D spending. These case studies include the cellular smart phone, the hospital operating room, the modern automobile and the flat screen television. Each case study provides a narrated illustration of the product and its connections to defense R&D.

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