Redeye

Canadian space technology company sold to U.S. arms manufacturer

| February 15, 2008

Podcast




Artist: Richard Sanders
Title: Canadarm manufacturer sold to US arms firm
Genre: Blues
Length: 0:17:18
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

The Canadian corporation MDA developed the Canadarm, a robotic arm used on space shuttle missions. When it sold its aerospace business to the U.S. arms manufacturer Alliant Techsystems, voices were raised to the Canadian government to stop the sale.

Richard Sanders says MDA has been involved in the militarization of space before through its Radarsat technology. Richard Sanders is with the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. >> get more info

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