Monday, September 26, 2011

Predator drones rely on made-in-Woodstock components

A web page confirms that Woodstock's military contractor, Ametek Rotron, is the sole supplier of a crucial part (the Fuel Density Probe) of the Predator UAV aircraft. The RQ-1 Predator (later renamed MQ-1) has been widely criticized for killing civilians -- notably in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, and Libya -- and is at the forefront of the destabilizing integration of space into modern warfare. Very probably Woodstock's Rotron supplies other parts for drones, as it does for just about every major weapons system.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Another class of warship that runs on made-in-Woodstock fans...

As usual, most of the recent Pentagon contracts awarded to Woodstock's weapons manufacturer don't give any public hint of what particular weapons systems the made-in-Woodstock components will end up in. But here's a September 19 contract worth $7740 that provides fans designed for the Navy's 14 Avenger class mine countermeasures ships. (We found this out by the methods described in this post.)