Canadian pension plans invest in the following corporations which manufacture the fighter/bomber and helicopter weapons systems used in Israel’s wars:
The Boeing Company –The Boeing Company was listed in 2012 as the second biggest arms supplier worldwide. Israel has used F-15A fighter jets and Apache AH 64 helicopters provided by Boeing in attacks on Gaza. Head-quartered in Chicago, the company also has important production facilities outside Seattle, Los Angeles, and St. Louis. Canadian head office: Winnipeg
Hewlett-Packard Company – A global technology, computing, and IT services provider. HP’s information technology administers the Israeli navy’s electronic infrastructure, and it moreover provides all PCs used by the Israeli military. Additionally, HP technologies are used in Israeli military checkpoints, and in managing the Israeli occupation’s population registry. Hewlett Packard is based in Palo Alto, California. Canadian head office: Mississauga
Elbit Systems – Elbit Systems is a defense-electronics company headquartered in Israel. It is one of the primary suppliers of weapons and surveillance systems to the Israeli army, including military UAV drones Skylark and Hermes used in Gaza. The company is also a prime contractor in the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border. Elbit Systems of America has its primary manufacturing site and home office in Fort Worth, Texas. Elbit Systems is a partner of Canadian Aviation Electronics Ltd. (CAE). Head office of CAE: St. Laurent, Quebec.
Lockheed Martin – The world’s largest arms manufacturer supplies Israel with F-16 fighter jets, Longbow Hellfire missiles and AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopter parts. These are the main weapons used in the attacks on Gaza. Lockheed is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and has key production sites in Denver, Houston, New Orleans, and San Diego. Canadian head office: Ottawa
General Dynamics Corporation – General Dynamics is a U.S. defense conglomerate that supplies Israel with artillery ammunition and bombs for its attack jets, used in the assault on Gaza. General Dynamics is based outside of Washington D.C. in Fairfax, Virginia. Canadian head office: Ottawa
The General Electric Company – General Electric is a U.S. corporation with an aviation division that manufactures engines for military and civilian aircraft. It produces the engines used for Blackhawk and Apache helicopters, which Israel has used in airstrikes on Gaza. GE’s corporate headquarters is located in Fairfield, Connecticut. Canadian head office: Mississauga
Northrop Grumman – Northrop Grumman is a US-based defense technology company that manufactures military aircraft and precision missile systems, as well as military drones. It supplies the Israeli Air Force with the Longbow missile delivery system for its Apache helicopters and with laser weapon delivery systems for its fighter jets. It has also supplied the Israeli navy with Sa’ar V missile gunships, which participated in the assault on Gaza. Northrop Grumman is based outside of Washington D.C. in Falls Church, Virginia, and its most important production sites are located in and around Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Canadian head office: Hamilton, Ontario
The Raytheon Company – Raytheon is the world’s fourth largest defense company and the largest producer of guided missiles. It supplies the Israeli air force with guided air-to-surface missiles for its F-16 fleet, as well as cluster bombs and bunker busters, consistently used against Gaza’s civilian population and infrastructure. Raytheon’s radar systems are also used on Israel’s fighter jets and missiles. Raytheon’s headquarters is located outside of Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts. Canadian head office: Ottawa
United Technologies Corporation – This aerospace conglomerate renders services to the Israeli military through its aviation subsidiaries, Pratt and Whitney and Sikorsky, which manufacture engines used in F-15s and F-16s, and Blackhawk helicopters, respectively. These companies are headquartered in and around Hartford, Connecticut. (Aerospace systems: Oakville and Burlington, Ontario)
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