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June 03, 2009

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Neo

Did anybody think that the "Hummer" is the standard vehicle of the US military. Selling it to the Chinese makes no sense.

What are these clowns thinking ?

jj mollo

Near as I can tell, they're not getting any military technology. All they're getting is the brand name, the licensing fees, and two assembly plants -- one in Shreveport and another in South Africa. H3 is the only one assembled in these plants, and it's not even based on the Humvee. Correct me if I'm wrong. In fact, most of the critical civilian technology belongs to the parts suppliers. China will continue dealing with them for several years.

I'm thinking it's really the brand name they want, for sales in the PRC more than in the US. The PRC already produces a decent copy. It's not rocket science. (They already stole that.)

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