6 thoughts on “More war profiteering by corrupt BAE Systems

  1. Posted by: “frankofbos” FrankOfBos@yahoo.com

    Sat Aug 2, 2008 2:09 am (PDT)

    Info Bush Keeps from Public to Protect Saudi Friends is “damning” -
    Bush History 8/2

    An LA Times story says that the info that President Bush keeps from the
    public about 9/11 is “damning” to the Saudi government. The Bush
    family has long ties and loyalties to the Saudis. Also, military
    officers protests that Bush actions might harm captured US troops seem
    to fall on deaf ears.

    Read the details …

    http://poorgeorgesalmanac.com/?p=355

    Today’s categories: Failing the Troops, Human Rights/Human Wrongs, Revolt of the Generals, The Saudi’s Lapdog

  2. IAM A CONTRACTOR THAT JUST FINISHED AT
    BAE IN PA. THE REGULAR EMPLOYEES ARE UNFRIENDLY AND DISLIKE CONTRACTORS . THE CONTRACTORS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE A WHILE
    TRY AND GET YOU FIRED . THE DESIGN SKILLS OF THIS COMPANY ARE AS CRUDE AS THE STONE AGE
    THEY TOLERANCE PARTS LIKE THERE WERE SLAPPING
    TOGETHER A TREE FORT. THE COMPANY IS A WAR PROFITEER AND DOSENT CARE ABOUT OUR ARMY
    IN FACT BAE IS BASE IN ENGLAND AND PAYS
    LITTLE US TAX EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE MADE BILLIONS. THIS COMPANY IS A DICRACE TO OUR
    COUNTRY.

  3. Firm signs ‘billion-euro’ Saudi security contract

    Thursday 02 July 2009

    European armaments firm EADS NV has won a major contract with Saudi Arabia to supply a border security system covering over 5,600 miles of the kingdom’s land and sea frontiers.

    The firm didn’t disclose the value of the contract, but French weekly news magazine Le Point reported that it was worth about €2 billion (£1.72bn).

    The security system will be put in place over the next five years.

    EADS beat French, British and US rivals for the contract, with Thales, British Aerospace and Raytheon reportedly being in the running.

    Saudi Arabia’s arms spending has been growing at one of the fastest rates in the world in recent years thanks to the oil-price boom earlier this decade.

    The kingdom spent $38.3bn (£23.37bn) on “defence” last year and this is forecast to rise to $43.5bn (£26.55bn) this year, according to Jane’s Defence Budgets.

    The US, Britain and France are Saudi Arabia’s largest military suppliers.

    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/world/firm_signs_billion_euro_saudi_security_contract

  4. U.S. leads world in foreign weapons sales: report

    Sun Sep 6, 2009 7:38pm EDT

    By Jasmin Melvin

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States accounted for more than two-thirds of foreign weapons sales in 2008, a year in which global sales were at a three-year low, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

    Citing a congressional study released on Friday, the Times said the United States was involved in 68.4 percent of the global sales of arms.

    U.S. weapons sales jumped nearly 50 percent in 2008 despite the global economic recession to $37.8 billion from $25.4 billion the year before.

    The jump defied worldwide trends as global arms sales fell 7.6 percent to $55.2 billion in 2008, the report said. Global weapons agreements were at their lowest level since 2005.

    Italy, the second ranked country, amassed only $3.7 billion in arms sales, while Russia ranked third with sales falling to $3.5 billion in 2008, down from $10.8 billion in 2007.

    The report attributed the increase in U.S. sales to “major new orders from clients in the Near East and in Asia” as well as to continued contracts for equipment and support services with globally based U.S. clients, the Times said.

    The United States also led in arms sales to the developing world, signing 70.1 percent of these weapons agreements at a value of $29.6 billion in 2008, the report said.

    Such deals with the developing world included a $6.5 billion air defense system for the United Arab Emirates, a $2.1 billion jet fighter for Morocco and a $2 billion attack helicopter for Taiwan.

    India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Korea and Brazil also reached weapons deals with the United States, the Times said.

    The report revealed the United Arab Emirates was the top buyer of arms in the developing world with $9.7 billion in arms purchases in 2008.

    Saudi Arabia ranked second with $8.7 billion in weapons agreements, and Morocco was third with $5.4 billion in deals.

    (Reporting by Jasmin Melvin; Editing by Chris Wilson)

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