Amphenol, based in Whitstable, 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). The company also sends weapons parts to China, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, UAE – and beyond.
Amphenol is Raytheon’s main supplier of connectors – something which the local MP, Julian Brazier, thinks is a ‘great example of successful British business‘. Raytheon has a grizzly history of supplying brutal regimes, and its Paveway IV guided bombs have been sold to Saudi Arabia and used in its airstrikes on Yemen.