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Industry targets

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Keeping the wheels of war turning requires well-run businesses. Some of the world’s most recognisable household brand names have pushed ahead in the fields of technology and innovation by supplying new products to the military.

defence, industry, innovation, military, techonolgy

01 - FedEx

Delivery to the frontline

Before September 11, shares in the Memphis-based courier company, FedEx, were around $40 each. A decade on and a string of highly lucrative defence contracts later, they now trade at around $90 (€74). In 2010 alone, the company received $1.4bn (€1.1bn) from the US Department of Defense, mostly from long-standing contracts involving the transport of soldiers and supplies. But with imminent troop withdrawals from both Afghanistan and Iraq, FedEx’s military prospects look to be diminishing. Experts from the Project…


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