Arms firms eye Paris air show order bonanza
..”A broad range of companies, ranging from small component makers to giant defence and security firms such as Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Finmeccanica and Northrop Grumman, will fill the 130,000 square metres (1.4m sq ft) of exhibition space in the chalets and halls on the edge of Le Bourget airport’s runway.With more than 200 official delegations from 88 countries, many in the arms industry are expecting their order books to be dramatically boosted this year, industry officials and military officers have told BBC News….
Several countries that are normally not actively involved in armed conflicts are now in a position where they will need to restock bombs, ammunition and weapons following months of action in Libya and conflict elsewhere in the region, an executive at an international arms company told BBC News….”
This refers to France, Italy and the UK.. while we suffer cuts to basic services these bastards spend our taxes on selling WAR. When will we kick out these murdering criminals and their pet politicians!!They sold Ghadaffi all kinds of arms, now they’re selling same weapons to the rebels and competing to control Libyan oil supplies
”Orders from these countries could top several hundred million – and perhaps even billions – of dollars, industry officials predict”……
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