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United Defense has manufactured armored amphibious and land vehicles since World War II. Today, the company designs and produces combat vehicles, such as the Bradley armored infantry vehicle, naval weapons delivery systems and amphibious assault vehicles, and other weapons systems. Nearly 80 percent of the company's business$1.2 billion in sales in 2002is generated by the U.S. government. United Defense owns Swedish weapons manufacturer Bofors Defense, Chicago-based engineering services company Barnes & Reinecke, and FNSS, a joint venture with a Turkish defense company that produced tanks for Balkan peacekeeping missions. In 2002, United Defense acquired United States Marine Repair, a ship-repair company that depends on U.S. government agencies for 90 percent of its business.



In 1997, United Defense was purchased by the Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C., investment partnership formed in 1987... by David Rubenstein, a former aide to President Jimmy Carter; Daniel A. D'Aniello, former vice president of Finance for Marriott Inc.; and William Conway, former CFO for MCI Communications. The Group now manages more than $16 billion in investments through some 300 employees in 12 offices around the world. Investors include the government of Singapore, Kuwait Investment Authority and state pension funds of California and Florida.

United Defense has manufactured armored amphibious and land vehicles since World War II. Today, the company designs and produces combat vehicles, such as the Bradley armored infantry vehicle, naval weapons delivery systems and amphibious assault vehicles, and other weapons systems. Nearly 80 percent of the company's business$1.2 billion in sales in 2002is generated by the U.S. government. United Defense owns Swedish weapons manufacturer Bofors Defense, Chicago-based engineering services company Barnes & Reinecke, and FNSS, a joint venture with a Turkish defense company that produced tanks for Balkan peacekeeping missions. In 2002, United Defense acquired United States Marine Repair, a ship-repair company that depends on U.S. government agencies for 90 percent of its business.

In 1997, United Defense was purchased by the Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C., investment partnership formed in 1987... by David Rubenstein, a former aide to President Jimmy Carter; Daniel A. D'Aniello, former vice president of Finance for Marriott Inc.; and William Conway, former CFO for MCI Communications. The Group now manages more than $16 billion in investments through some 300 employees in 12 offices around the world. Investors include the government of Singapore, Kuwait Investment Authority and state pension funds of California and Florida.

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The group had built something of a reputation for its acquisition of businesses such as United Defense Industries, who develop missile launchers, combat vehicles and other super dangerous stuff. Prior employees include former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who sat as a senior advisor for five years, ...
Riddle is a seasoned international executive having served operational and leadership roles at FMC Corporation, United Defense Industries, BAE Systems and most recently as president of Raytheon International During his tenure at Raytheon, he helped grow the company's International business almost ...

In the 1940s, FMC got into defense contracting through its United Defense Industries Inc. division. Its work locally included development of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. BAE Systems acquired United Defense in 2005. Its former home in Santa Clara, near the Mineta San Jose Airport, is in line to be ...
Other companies, such as Bridgestone and United Defense Industries, Inc., have stated that FCPA investigations are ongoing. Sanctions enforcement is also on the rise, with Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and Volvo Construction Equipment North America both targeted by the U.S. Treasury Department's ...
(which became Kaiser Compositek, then was bought by United Defense Industries and, later, BAE Systems Tensylon HPM Inc.), Spyro-Tech (founded by Brian Spencer of Spencer Composites Corp.), Amalga Composites Inc. (still around, specializing in tubing and rollers), Arde Inc. (still around) and Aerojet Rocketdyne ...
President George W. Bush speaks to employees of United Defense Industries in California in May 2003. In the background is a Bradley fighting vehicle, made by the company and widely deployed during the initial U.S.-led invasion of Iraq two months earlier / Reuters. This post is part of a 12-part series ...

British defense contractor BAE Systems moved to expand its share of the lucrative U.S. military market on Monday with a $4.1 billion deal to buy Army vest and truck maker Armor Holdings. The deal is the second-largest U.S. purchase in two years for BAE, which is now the No. 8 supplier in the world's ...
The group had built something of a reputation for its acquisition of businesses such as United Defense Industries, who develop missile launchers, combat vehicles and other super dangerous stuff. Prior employees include former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who sat as a senior advisor for five years, ...
Riddle is a seasoned international executive having served operational and leadership roles at FMC Corporation, United Defense Industries, BAE Systems and most recently as president of Raytheon International During his tenure at Raytheon, he helped grow the company's International business almost ...
In the 1940s, FMC got into defense contracting through its United Defense Industries Inc. division. Its work locally included development of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. BAE Systems acquired United Defense in 2005. Its former home in Santa Clara, near the Mineta San Jose Airport, is in line to be ...
Other companies, such as Bridgestone and United Defense Industries, Inc., have stated that FCPA investigations are ongoing. Sanctions enforcement is also on the rise, with Toyota Motor Credit Corporation and Volvo Construction Equipment North America both targeted by the U.S. Treasury Department's ...
(which became Kaiser Compositek, then was bought by United Defense Industries and, later, BAE Systems Tensylon HPM Inc.), Spyro-Tech (founded by Brian Spencer of Spencer Composites Corp.), Amalga Composites Inc. (still around, specializing in tubing and rollers), Arde Inc. (still around) and Aerojet Rocketdyne ...
President George W. Bush speaks to employees of United Defense Industries in California in May 2003. In the background is a Bradley fighting vehicle, made by the company and widely deployed during the initial U.S.-led invasion of Iraq two months earlier / Reuters. This post is part of a 12-part series ...
... Arabia Saudita, y las norteamericanas United Defense Industries (Virginia), Raytheon (Massachusetts) y Arbusto Energy Oil Co (Texas): la ...
BAE Systems Inc. was awarded $109.7 million to upgrade a batch of what is effectively the U.S. Army's high-powered tow truck. Under this ...
Riddle is a seasoned international executive having served operational and leadership roles at FMC Corporation, United Defense Industries, ...
BAE Systems will move hundreds of workers to South San Jose after signing one of the largest leases there in years. The London-based ...

... the contract for the Army's self-propelled artillery piece, the Crusader, which one of its units, United Defense Industries, was set to build.
Other companies, such as Bridgestone and United Defense Industries, Inc., have stated that FCPA investigations are ongoing. Sanctions ...
(which became Kaiser Compositek, then was bought by United Defense Industries and, later, BAE Systems), Spyro-Tech (founded by Brian ...
President George W. Bush speaks to employees of United Defense Industries in California in May 2003. In the background is a Bradley fighting ...


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