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EU-Made Rockets, Guns and Engines Risk Undermining Myanmar Arms Embargo

Author: Amnesty International, Saferworld, Published on: 16 July 2007

The proposed transfer to Myanmar (Burma) of a military helicopter containing components and technology from as many as six European Union countries threatens to undermine an EU arms embargo on Myanmar, according to a new report issued today... Myanmar – or Burma – has a widely-documented record of serious human rights violations... [refers to parts produced by Forges de Zeebrugge FZ (part of Thales), Turbomeca (part of Safran), GIAT (now Nexter), Matra Bae Dynamics (now part of MBDA), SITEC Aerospace (part of Accuron), Eurocopter (part of EADS), Elettronica Aster, Avitronics (joint venture Saab AB & Grintek), APPH Precision Hydraulics, FPT Industries, (part of GKN) GKN Westland (now part of Finmeccanica); helicopter produced by Hindustan Aeronautics]

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Related companies: Accuron Aitech Defense Systems APPH (part of BBA Aviation) EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space) Elettronica Aster Eurocopter (part of EADS) Finmeccanica Forges de Zeebrugge (part of Thales) FPT Industries (part of GKN) Giat (now Nexter) GKN Grintek HBOS (part of Lloyds) Hindustan Aeronautics Madhvani International Marathon Oil MBDA Meijer Norsk Hydro Saab Avitronics (joint venture Saab Group & Grintek) Safran Sitec Aerospace (part of Accuron) Thales Turbomeca (part of Safran)