Arms companies in East Kent

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Here are some of the worst companies on our doorstep…


Meggitt is one of the world’s top military companies, exporting military components to repressive regimes across the globe – including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt. Meggitt Defence Systems UK is based in Ashford.

In 2010, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills gave Meggitt 3 export licences to export weapons to Israel. These were for bomb components, drone components and aircraft components.

Instro is a subsidiary of the Israeli based company Azimuth Technologies Ltd which is owned by Elbit Systems. Elbit is Israel’s largest arms company, major supplier to the IDF, and a leading drone provider.

In 2010, Instro received export licences to Israel from the UK Government for equipment ‘designed for military use’.

Amphenol is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of interconnect systems for military and commercial aerospace. Amphenol products have been marketed to Israel’s military sector and have helped to support the brutal occupation of Palestine (mainly through Bar-Tec).


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