“War Is A Racket” – Lockheed Martin Sees Jump In Missile-Defense Inquiries

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Aug 9, 2017

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson should think about sending Kim Jong Un a gift basket.

The escalating tensions between President Donald Trump and the North’s impertinent boy king have, predictably, been a boon for the US military-industrial complex. In an interview with Reuters, Tom Cahill, the vice president of Lockheed Martin’s missile-defense business, said he has been receiving more inquiries about the company’s offerings over the past 12-18 months – a bump that coincides with the accelerating pace of North Korean missile tests and the increasingly heated rhetoric.

Here’s Reuters:

“Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon’s No. 1 weapons supplier, said on Tuesday its customers want to defend themselves against possible incoming missile attacks and are increasingly asking about missile defense systems. The greater interest comes amid a surge of North Korean long-range missile tests, unsettling its neighbors South Korea and Japan, as well as the United States.

“The level of dialogue around missile defense is now at the prime minister and minister of defense level,” Tim Cahill, the vice president of Lockheed’s Air and Missile Defense business, told Reuters in an interview.”

With South Korea, Japan and the US in North Korea’s crosshairs, it’s unsurprising that Lockheed’s international business would see a lift. And now that US officials have confirmed the worst-case scenario – that North Korea is already in possession of a nuclear warhead small enough to fit inside one of its ICBMs – inquiries will likely continue to climb.

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