Breakthrough?: Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman (and other) companies (will compete for) a multibillion-dollar ... contract to build ... a "virtual fence"

Posted By: pangloss
Date: Monday 7 January 2019, at 03:51 pm
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From a NYTimes report:

Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, three of the largest (defence contractors), are among the companies that said they would submit bids within two weeks for a multibillion-dollar federal contract to build what the administration calls a "virtual fence" along the nation's land borders.

Using some of the same high-priced, high-tech tools these companies have already put to work in Iraq and Afghanistan — like unmanned aerial vehicles, ground surveillance satellites and motion-detection video equipment — the military contractors are zeroing in on the rivers, deserts, mountains and settled areas that separate Mexico and Canada from the United States.

(The president said) "We are launching the most technologically advanced border security initiative in American history,"

Sound familiar?

The article is dated 5/18/2006
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