The minister of defence procurement Alex Chalk has confirmed that the government has ejected Elbit Systems from a £160m contract. The news follows significant third quarter losses for the Israeli weapons company, putting its future in the UK in doubt. Activist group Palestine Action, meanwhile, is taking credit for a successful campaign against the manufacturer. Elbit Systems supplies 85 percent of Israel’s drones, with large parts of its infrastructure currently based in the UK.
BREAKING: Elbit fired from £280MILLION worth of British military contracts, after Palestine Action's two years of direct action ruins firm's operational security and reputation. It's the beginning of the end for Israel's largest arms firm #ShutElbitDown https://t.co/poqQwBHhsH
— Palestine Action (@Pal_action) November 30, 2022
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