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Military Answers DDI 2008 <Clark/Martin>    Thejas More Military Ans More Military Ans ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 Military will buy from private contractors ............................................................................................................. 2 Jatropha Good ............................................................................................................................................................. 5 Non-Unique: Jatropha Not being used now ............................................................................................................ 8 Algae Bad (Blooms): Environment ........................................................................................................................... 9 Algae Bad: Expensive ............................................................................................................................................... 11 Algae Bad: Not feasible ............................................................................................................................................ 13 Algae: Biodivesity DA link ....................................................................................................................................... 14 1
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Military Answers DDI 2008 <Clark/Martin>    Thejas Military will buy from private contractors 1. U.S. Military engaging in contracts with private companies now Lockheed Martin , 07-08-20 08 , “US Army Awards Lockheed Martin $36M Contract to Upgrade Battle Command System”, http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2008/0708_mcss_upgrade-battle-command-system.html Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) announced today that it has been awarded an extension to continue developing portions of the Army Battle Command System for project manager Battle Command , located at Fort Monmouth, NJ. This mix of fixed/semi-fixed installations and mobile networks provides Army leaders at all levels with a virtual view of the battlefield-including real-time information on friendly and enemy forces. Lockheed Martin's work includes design, development, integration, test, training, and field service support. This follow-on contract is valued at $36M . "These systems are being used in the battlefield continuously," said John Mengucci, president of Lockheed Martin's IS&GS Mission & Combat Support Solutions. "We are excited to continue assisting the Army on this mission-critical program." Mengucci added that additional work will ensure that access to real-time operations and intelligence data remains constant for the warfighter. 2
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Military Answers DDI 2008 <Clark/Martin>    Thejas 2. U.S. DOD is the largest coustomer of Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin, ’08, “Lockheed Martin Overview”, http://www.lockheedmartin.com/aboutus/at_a_glance.html , ( Source edited for information. The Overview consisted of a piechart showing the relative percentages of sales.) The U.S Military is the biggest customer of Lockheed martin with more than 75 % of Lockheeds revenue coming from U.S federal departments with more than 50% from the Department of Defense itself. Thus the military will buy from Lockheed Martin regardless of who funds the private company for Lockheed is one of the best if not the best defense/weapons/intelligence corporation. 3. U.S DOD buying weapons from contractors and engaging in future projects – DOD cannot afford to break out of these contracts for it will lose prized money Lockheed Martin , 07-31-20 08 , “U.S. Government Releases $1 Billion In Funding For Production Of Six Lockheed Martin F- 35B Stovl Aircraft”, http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2008/073108ae_f35_funding.html FORT WORTH, Texas, July 31st, 2008 -- The U.S. Department of Defense has released $1 billion of funding to acquire six Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft as part of the second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract for the F-35 . The LRIP 2 contract, worth $2.2 billion for a total of 12 aircraft, was awarded in May . At
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