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  • A RAF Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet.

    A RAF Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet. | Photo: REUTERS

Published 9 August 2017

U.S. government demand for Lockheed Martin weapons and intelligence systems accounts for roughly 70 percent of its total revenue.

The Pentagon's top weapons supplier, the Lockheed Martin Corporation has experienced a sharp rise in their stock shares since threats of a potential “military option,” or in the words of U.S. President Donald Trump, "fire and fury,” have increased.

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Stock market shares of the military and security corporation has risen nearly 8 percent since July 4th, when the DPRK tested its first lon-range missile. Since last year at this time, shares have risen a whopping 20 percent for the company that specializes in producing war and security machines.

The Vice President of Lockheed Martin's Air and Missile Defense sector, Tim Cahill, told Reuters that demand for missile defense systems is on a sharp rise as global threats of war increase.

“The level of dialogue around missile defense is now at the prime minister and minister of defense level,” Cahill said.

Lockheed Martin is a private contractor, however its demand and production is heavily determined by the needs of the U.S. government, which accounts for over 70 percent of the corporation's total revenue. Less than 30 percent of the company's profit derives from international sales.

They produce a wide range of advanced weapon and security technology, such as ships, missile systems, planes, security and intelligence products which are purchased by the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, and NASA.

U.S. President Donald Trump recently threatened the DPRK with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” should they continue to make “threats.”

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