(Santa Clara, California)
Sun is one of the world's largest electronics companies (ranking #187 on the Fortune 500 list in 2007), it does substantial business with the US military. For example...
Major Defense Acquisition Programs
The Pentagonís 2009 Budget Request Summary Justification provides a wishlist for $184 billion worth of "Major Weapons Systems." The "highest profile" of these programs, i.e., the most expensive ones are "designated as Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAP)." Sun Microsystems is one of nine "Secure Canada 2008" exhibitors that are involved in one or more these top MDAPs. For details, see "The Role of 'Secure Canada 2008' Exhibitors in America's MDAPs."
SM's corporate website is replete with pages referring to its military products and services. Here is a list of 1,150 such webpages in Sun's website:
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This webpage was produced by
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as part of the COAT
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"Secure Canada 2008" (Sept.30-Oct.1, 2008)