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Arms Sales / Foreign-US #290827

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 01, 1983
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(Studio) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting beginning in Belgium said dealing with European criticism of United States arms sales; focus of problem outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(London, England) British firm of Martin-Baker Aircraft Company noted winning contract bid for product of ejection seats in American F-18A fighter planes; background to situation explained. [Martin-Baker spokesperson Denis BURRELL - believes United States is taking protectionist stance due to United States Congress's passage of legislature that American company provide such prods., despite marked cost increase.] Pro-United States imbalance of 1975 agreement between United States and its allies over arms sales detailed. [Defense procurement minister Geoffrey PATTIE - anticipates allied retaliation.] British firm of Marconi noted saving American firm of Cincinnati Electronics Corporation and as result Cincinnati Electronics lost its security clearance necessary for manufacturer of classified prods. [PATTIE - comments on situation.] Diplomatic threat to alliance of current situation considered.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

Rather, Dan;
Teichner, Martha

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