Military sales do not work that way, there is a thing called offsets in which the buyer wants to get something additional out of the deal.
The Indians have been trying to domestically produce military FW and helo’s for quite some time with little to show for it. There are a lot of things which have to come together for one of these programs to succeed. It seldom happens.
But when a US arms producer sets up in a foreign nation, it is a technology transfer and most foreign nations will copycat the production if they are capable, just as the Chinese are gradually trying to develop a commercial airline industry with significant help from more and more Boeing production in China.
We once took significant steps to safeguard US military technology, and we should still be doing that. Our government, starting with Slick, has loosened up in several areas that make it too easy for military technology to be copied.
The Indians have been trying to domestically produce military FW and helos for quite some time with little to show for it.
Having a Sikorsky plant right there in India will be a big help to them.