Joel Johnson

26
July
2014

Boeing Ready to Help Iran Keep Airliners Flying

Featuring: Joel Johnson

Boeing Ready to Help Iran Keep Airliners Flying

Joel Johnson, an international-affairs analyst at The Teal Group, says Iran Air "has seven or eight ancient 747s that have been quietly maintained with needed parts by a European carrier over the years, with implicit approval of the U.S."

 

Media Outlet: The Seattle Times Tags 747 | Boeing | Iran | Iran Air

25
July
2014

The Complex Pentagon: Russia Could Move Heavier Weapons Into Ukraine 'Imminently'

Featuring: Joel Johnson

The Complex Pentagon: Russia Could Move Heavier Weapons Into Ukraine 'Imminently'

"I would be astonished if the French don't deliver both ships," said Joel Johnson, a defense trade consultant with the Teal Group.

An official at the French Embassy in Washington declined to provide comment beyond what Hollande said on Monday.
Bloomberg reports that the construction of the second carrier, called the Sevastopol, is roughly 75 percent complete and paid for.

Russia is buying the ships from France because it's cheaper and faster than having to design one on its own. In the original deal, signed in 2011, the two countries agreed that the first two ships would be built and completed in France, with a third and fourth ship to be built in Russia.

Johnson said France could refuse to provide technical assistance to build the follow-on ships for Russia but that beyond that, France would most likely stick to its original agreement. This is partly because France, like other European countries, can't afford America's idealism when it comes to defense exports.

"There's no European country that can support a defense industry without exports," Johnson said. "It's much more painful for them to cut off exports and antagonize a customer than it is for the United States."

Therefore, compared to the United States, France has a reputation as a "highly dependable arms exporter," Johnson said. France risks hurting that image if it reneges on its Mistral contract with Russia.

Media Outlet: Foreign Policy Tags France | Mistral | Russia

18
May
2014

France Might Withhold 2nd Mistral Ship From Russia

Featuring: Joel Johnson

France Might Withhold 2nd Mistral Ship From Russia

“An analyst said France has an image to maintain as a reliable arms vendor. “The French have the reputation that if they sign a contract they’ll deliver,” said Joel Johnson, analyst with the Teal group. “The French will hold their nose longer than the US will.” Johnson said, however, that France’s reputation could quickly be altered if it decides against delivering the ship. “They’ll end up with a reputation like the US,” Johnson said. “If you look at Latin America, they don’t see the US as a reliable supplier. In cases like that, the French have moved in.”

 

Media Outlet: Defense News Tags France | Mistral

22
February
2014

Boeing, General Electric After Selling Airliner Parts to Iran

Featuring: Joel Johnson

Boeing, General Electric After Selling Airliner Parts to Iran

Virginia-based Teal Group analyst Joel Johnson said the move could help American firms to put themselves in a position to benefit if a broader softening of sanctions is agreed. "It allows some US companies to get a foot in the door and restore relations that they have not had for over 20 years," Johnson said.

Media Outlet: PressTV Tags Boeing | General Electric

21
February
2014

Exclusive: Testing Detente, U.S. Firms Move to Sell Jet Parts to Iran

Featuring: Joel Johnson

Exclusive: Testing Detente, U.S. Firms Move to Sell Jet Parts to Iran

Joel Johnson, an analyst with Virginia-based Teal Group, said that U.S. officials viewed the sale of spare aircraft parts as a powerful carrot for Iran, which for decades has relied on parts obtained on the black market or copied locally.

He said the move could also help American companies to put themselves in a position to benefit if a broader softening of sanctions is agreed.

"It allows some U.S. companies to get a foot in the door and restore relations that they have not had for over 20 years," Johnson said.

 

Media Outlet: Chicago Tribune Tags Froreign Military Sales | Iran

06
February
2012

DOD Should Weigh Reforms for Small Contractors: Panel

Featuring: Joel Johnson

DOD Should Weigh Reforms for Small Contractors: Panel

A pair of government contracting experts told the U.S. House of Representatives' Armed Services Committee on Monday that without reforms, small companies will have an increasingly difficult time doing business with the Pentagon as its budget shrinks.
Joel Johnson, director of the defense consulting firm Teal Group Corp., and Allan Burman, president of the contractor Jefferson Solutions, told the committee that the U.S. Department of Defense would benefit by creating new incentives for small business contracts.

Johnson and Burman testified before the committee as part of an ongoing set of hearings called "Doing Business with the DOD." It is the second hearing this year that has touched on contracting obstacles for small businesses.

According to Johnson, shrinking research and development budgets will cause major contractors to stop subcontracting with smaller counterparts, likely forcing small businesses to make painful workplace reductions.

"Smaller companies currently not doing defense work will be skeptical that this is an area to pursue, particularly if the civil economy is beginning to show signs of life," Johnson said. "This makes it all the more important that the government is not seen by potential innovators in the private sector as being an unattractive customer, partner or investor."

 

Media Outlet: Law360 Tags Defense Budget | Defense Contractors

16
February
2010

Trade Tiffs with China Heating Up

Featuring: Joel Johnson

Trade Tiffs with China Heating Up

Beijing will tread carefully in punishing Boeing over sales of Patriot missiles to Taipei. Near term, it will tilt more purchases by state-controlled carriers away from the U.S. aircraft manufacturer to Airbus, but Airbus lacks the capacity to meet all of China's long-range civil aviation needs. And there's another consideration, as aerospace consultant Joel Johnson of the Teal Group Corp. explains: "A little over half their fleet is Boeing. If they retaliate against (Boeing) aircraft parts, they're only screwing their own airlines."

Media Outlet: Kiplinger Tags Boeing | China | Trade

24
November
2009

U.S. to Withhold F-35 Fighter Software Code

Featuring: Joel Johnson

U.S. to Withhold F-35 Fighter Software Code

The source code is "kind of the holy grail" for this, controlling everything from weapons integration to radar to flight dynamics, said Joel Johnson of TEAL Group, an aerospace consultancy in Fairfax, Virginia.

Media Outlet: Reuters

02
March
2008

Northrop, EADS Tanker Win Sparks Controversy in U.S.

Featuring: Joel Johnson

Northrop, EADS Tanker Win Sparks Controversy in U.S.

"The last bastion of the losing protectionist is to wave the bloody 'Buy America' shirt," said analyst Joel Johnson of the Teal Group. "It tells you they don't have another argument -- e.g., the (Northrop) product was newer, more capable and less risky."

 

Media Outlet: The Washington Post Tags Aerial Tanker | Boeing | EADS | Northrop Grumman

31
October
2006

Free to a Good Country

Featuring: Joel Johnson

Free to a Good Country

"Some bread on the table is better than none," said Joel Johnson, an expert on international arms sales at the Teal Group, a Washington-area consulting firm. "Rather than turn a Navy ship into a reef, it's better to send it to a third-world nation which can then hire an American contractor to refurbish it."

 

Media Outlet: The Washington Post Tags Navy ships | Refurbishment

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