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 2013, Meggitt received export licences to countries including India, China, USA, Turkey, Indonesia, Colombia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Quatar, Israel – and many others.
In 2010, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills gave Meggitt 3 export licences for bomb components, drone components and aircraft components to Israel. Specifically, we know that Meggitt supplies the Israeli military with sophisticated air data systems found on killing machines such as the Apache gunship