As Trump vows to stop sending American jobs overseas, President Obama has recently outsourced production of military aircraft to India.

In a last ditch effort to establish his legacy in his final days, President Barack Obama has given defense contractors the go ahead to outsource military construction. Mainly that of American fighter jets in India.

The Daily Caller reports:

With the support of the current administration, both Lockheed Martin and Boeing have been in talks with the Indian government to build the F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F/A-18 Super Hornet for the Indian Air Force in India, according to the Washington Post.

Both of the aforementioned companies are currently stationed in America. Lockheed, in particular, is considering moving its headquarters from Texas to India.

While the F-16 aircraft in question has been made with foreign materials before, this would be the first time it was completely manufactured and assembled outside of the United States.

India would now be the largest F-16 distributor worldwide, and would supply aircrafts internationally, rather than exclusively with the United States.

Under the Obama administration, relations with India reportedly were strengthening; however, it seems to be financial manipulation rather than political motivation, due to the current increase in outsourcing and production.

The Daily Caller reports:

Between discussion in working groups and the growing presence of US defense industry in India, we are optimistic about the future of co-developing and co-producing defense systems,” Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said during her visit to New Delhi in August.

President-elect Donald Trump ran on a platform to save jobs, and to stop the mass outsourcing of work that American blue-collar workers need.

Whether Obama is trying to sabotage that campaign plan or he’s just attempting to gain recognition for something in his final month as President is unclear.

Trump immediately addressed the issue on social media.

The Daily Caller reports:

“The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequence, is WRONG!” Trump tweeted Sunday.

“Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake! THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS,” he concluded.

Lockheed, one of the aircraft manufacturing companies in question, responded to the questioning in an interview.

The Daily Caller reports:

“It doesn’t take jobs away from the U.S., it extends existing jobs, and not just for Fort Worth but for many other companies around the U.S. that build parts for the F-16,” Randy Howard, the director of business development for Lockheed’s integrated fighter group, told the Washington Post.

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