WEST GERMANY: AEROSPACE FIRM RESPONDS TO PRESSURE

Created: 7/14/1988

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WEST GERMANY: Aeroepece Firmnd, t0 Preeeure

A US Oemarche toear and Subsequent pressure Irom Ihe Wast German Government reportedly have ted Ihe West German firm MBBts Transtechnica drviskxi. which marketed ballistic MMl technology to Third Wortd nations Many of the divisions employeesi move toompany based in Monaco that has worked with MBB to develop the Condor il mbsile for Argentina. Egypt, and Iraq. MSB's key baltistlc missile cotpdrt, who directed the Condor program and was specifically criticizedhe US protest, left the firm in May

Comment: Pressure from Wesl Gorman officials has led MBB to disengage from transferring missile technology to the Third World, it is especially eagor to sever any apparent ties to theroject to avoid fflopardiilng lta lucrative roleumber of NATO projects and bilateral onea with the US.

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