Which U.S. Companies Profited from Arming Hosni Mubarak?
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Whatever becomes of Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, the last 30 years of his reign have been good for American defense contractors. With more than $1 billion a year in military assistance from Washington, Mubarak’s government has purchased a lot of firepower made in the U.S.A.
Over the past 10 years alone, the Department of Defense has brokered more than $11 billion in U.S. arms sales to Egypt from companies like Lockheed Martin ($3.8 billion) General Dynamics ($2.5 billion), Boeing ($1.7 billion), Raytheon ($750 million) and General Electric ($750 million).
The Egyptian military arsenal includes F-16 fighter planes (Lockheed Martin), M1A1 tanks (General Dynamics), Harpoon, TOW, Hellfire, and Stinger missiles (Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin), howitzers (United Defense) and aircraft engines (General Electric).
Who Profited From Arming Egypt? (by William Hartung, Huffington Post)
Arab Dictatorships Take 4 of Top 5 Spots in Purchase of U.S. Weapons and Services (by Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky, AllGov)
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