War Giants Greed: Secret Military Industrial Complex Technology

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The War on Terror: A Cash Infusion: "The global War on Terror"Massive air quotes, initiated in 2001 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, led to a substantial surge in defense spending, especially by the U.S. This created an economic windfall for defense companies, fuelling their research and development initiatives.

Black Budget Projects: Part of the military's classified "black budget" is allocated to defense companies for top-secret projects. This could include advanced propulsion systems, stealth technology, energy weapons, and yes, even so-called anti-gravity technology.

Alien Technology Reverse-Engineering: Some conspiracy theories propose that defense companies have recovered crashed extraterrestrial spacecraft and are reverse-engineering their technology for military purposes. This narrative often ties back to the infamous Roswell incident in 1947, where it's suggested that debris from an alien spacecraft was collected and studied.

UFOs as Military Aircraft: Another common theory suggests that some UFO sightings are actually sightings of advanced, top-secret military aircraft developed by defense companies. In this theory, the strange movements and high speeds of these UFOs can be explained by undisclosed technological advancements.

Government and Corporate Secrecy: Conspiracy theories often hinge on the idea of widespread secrecy among governments and corporations. Theorists suggest that these entities possess advanced technology (possibly of extraterrestrial origin) but keep it secret for reasons of national security, profit, or control.

Area 51 and Skunk Works: Area 51, a classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, is often mentioned in conspiracy theories. Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works, known for developing groundbreaking aircraft like the SR-71 Blackbird and the F-117 Nighthawk, is also rumored to test new technologies there. These rumors fuel theories of secret advanced technology development.

Advanced Technology Suppression: Some theories suggest that highly advanced technologies, such as zero-point energy or anti-gravity, have been discovered and are being suppressed by defense companies, the military, or powerful elites. The rationale behind these theories varies, but common themes include maintaining control over the populace and protecting established industries.

1. Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT): $95 billion
2. Boeing Co (BA): $132 billion
3. Raytheon Technologies Corp (RTX): $134 billion
4. Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC): $57 billion
5. General Dynamics Corp (GD): $44 billion
6. L3Harris Technologies Inc (LHX): $42 billion

The U.S. Department of Defense only represents a portion of these companies' business, as they may also have contracts with other parts of the government, as well as with foreign governments and private entities.

For example, in 2020, Lockheed Martin reportedly received $75 billion in contract obligations from the U.S. government,

--Boeing received about $28 billion

--Raytheon about $27 billion

--Northrop Grumman about $19 billion

--General Dynamics about $15 billion

--L3Harris about $9 billion.

These figures are for one single year and only for U.S. government contracts.