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The US government gives Egypt $1.3 billion a year. Egypt then uses that money to buy weapons from US corporations.
Editor's Note: Since the printing of this list, GlobalPost have since received the following clarification from Deloitte, which was ranked No. 4. “Several years ago Deloitte performed a small amount of financial management work for the U.S. Navy in connection with the program referenced in the article. The work was completed in 2010 and was of a much smaller size than the article suggests.”
The irony is thick: Obama calls on Egypt’s interim government to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters, but continues to give it $1.3 billion a year in military aid.
For decades, Egypt has been one of the largest recipients of US foreign military aid, receiving everything from F-16s to teargas grenades.
So who are the companies reaping the benefits?
See the table at the bottom of the page for full details of the contracts.
Amount: $259 million
USAF F-16C. Wikimedia Commons
In 2010, Lockheed Martin provided Egypt with 20 F-16s as well as night vision sensor systems for Apache helicopters. Lockheed Martin is the biggest beneficiary of US government defense contracts — receiving a record $36 billion in 2008.
Globally, Lockheed Martin is one of the largest defense contractors. Seventy-four percent of its revenues come from military sales.
Amount: $65.7 million
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The US Army contracted this US-operated, Italian-owned military services company to provide vehicles, surveillance hardware and other resources to Egypt in December 2010.
Amount: $31.3 million
Courtesy: L3 Communications
L3 Communications provided the Egyptian government with a $24.7 million sonar system and military imaging equipment.
Amount: $28.1 million
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Deloitte, the world’s second largest professional services firm, won a $28.1 million Navy contract to provide planning and support for Egyptian aircraft programs. Deloitte, however, contacted GlobalPost since the publication of this aticle with a clarification, saying while the amount of the contract is accurate, the company did not receive the full amount. Deloitte did not specify how much was received.
Amount: $22.8 million
An Egyptian army Apache helicopter flies over a crowd of pro-military demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo on July 26, 2013. (Ed Giles/AFP/Getty Images)
While most people know Boeing for it’s commercial flights, it is also the second largest defense contractor in the world.
Boeing won a $22.5 million Army contract in 2010 to provide Egypt with 10 Apache helicopters. The Aerospace also received a contract to provide logistics support to Egypt.
Amount: $31.6 million
In 2010, Raytheon gave the Egyptian military 264 moths of Hawk missile systems training. (Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
The world’s largest guided missiles provider gave Egypt and Turkey 178 STINGER missiles, missile launch systems and 264 months of technical support for the Hawk missile system.
Amount: $17.3 million
An Apache helicopter flies over a crowd of protesters in Cairo on July 26, 2013. (Ed Giles/Getty Image)
AgustaWestland — also owned by the same Italian company that operates DRS Technologies — secured a contract to provide helicopter maintenance for the Egyptian government.
Amount: $14.5 million
An Armored Personnel Carrier stationed on a street in Cairo on July 4, 2013. (Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images)
US Motor Works landed a $14.5 million contract in 2009 to provide engines and spare parts for the Egyptian Armament Authority.
Amount: $10.8 million
(Koen Verheijden/AFP/Getty Images)
The US Air Force and Goodrich brokered a $10.8 million contract to obtain and distribute reconnaissance systems for the F-16 jets the Egyptian Air Force uses.
Amount: $10.6 million
A Knox class frigate, with the flag of Egyptian Navy. Wikimedia Commons
Columbia Group provides $10.6 million-worth of unmanned vehicle systems, along with technical training, to the Egyptian Navy.