#BDS: Anti Arms Trade campaigners shut down arms factory
"Early this morning three activists locked themselves to the Brighton arms factory EDO/ITT, in solidarity with the people of Gaza.
Six Palestinians have been killed over the bank holiday weekend by Israeli air strikes in Gaza.
EDO is currently working on contracts for supply of weapons umbilical connectors to US firm Lockheed Martin who are incorporating them onto the new F35 fighter plane, bound for Israel. Paul Hills, EDO, managing director, has described the function of the connector as “to provide coordinates to the guidance unit… on the weapon.”
EDO’s connector systems have already resulted in civilian deaths in Afghanistan. In 2009 Royal Dutch Air Force F-16s, equipped with EDO’s FRCS connectors, killed 52 civilians in a bombing raid in Helmand."