Irish-based companies entered contracts worth more than $7 million with the United States defence department in the past decade, figures reveal, according to a recent article in the Irish Times.
“The contracts were awarded to companies across the State including one to a firm based in Ratoath, Co Meath, to supply “forensic equipment”, including cameras, lenses, microscopes and X-ray scanners to the US army and were delivered to Iraq. Other goods and services provided by Irish firms included research and development contracts, the provision of freight services and the supply of forensic and medical equipment and secure communications equipment.
A database containing information on contracts entered by the US government provide detail on over $11 million in contracts agreed with Irish companies in the past decade, with almost two-thirds of that amount relating to contracts with the US department of defence.
The database lists 28 Irish- based companies which received $7,037,741 for goods and services provided between April 2005 and March 2014.”
Source: Irish Times