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Locally, defense firms are thinking global

Locally, defense firms are thinking global

When a Chesapeake defense contractor sought business overseas, it found a willing audience for its line of equipment for first responders. The next task was a bit more daunting: Translating its highly technical training manuals into Polish. In Newport News, a firm that plays "bad guys" during U.S. Navy training exercises decided to seek international clients. As former U.S. fighter pilots, they could get around just about anything. But when it came to State Department rules, they welcomed assistance in navigation. In each case, these companies relied on a state program called the Going Global Defense Initiative, run by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. As the...

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