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Canadian Company Manufactures Bullets for War in Iraq

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Issue: 22 Section: Canadian News Geography: Canada, Middle East Iraq Topics: arms industry

September 30, 2004

Canadian Company Manufactures Bullets for War in Iraq

SNC Technologies Inc., based in Le Gardeur, Québec, is under contract to supply the US military with 300 to 500 million bullets per year in a contract that could potentially run for five years. The occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq are of course taking longer than initially expected, and the US manufacturers cannot keep up with the demand for ammunition, so SNC's bullets have become part of Bush's "war on terror."

SNC, according to its website, has annual revenues of CAD$266 million, and it is also the sole military ammunition producer in Canada. SNC supplies the Canadian Department of National Defence with 70% of its ammunition and also sends its products to several companies across Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia, and New Zealand.

» Chris Spannos (ZNet): Canadian Bullets, Dead Iraqis

» SNC Tech official web site

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