Skip to comments.Prisoners are manufacturing key components of hi-tech defense systems & they’re not unionized. Shhh!
Posted on 03/08/2011 6:04:56 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
Federal prison inmates are working for $0.23 to $1.15 per hour manufacturing parts for propulsion, guidance, and targeting systems of Lockheed Martins (LMT) PAC-3 guided missiles. They also make cable assemblies for the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing (BA) F-15, the General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin F-16, Bell/Textrons Cobra helicopter, as well as electro-optical equipment for the BAE Systems Bradley Fighting Vehicles laser rangefinder. I've heard that most federal prisoners are Illegals. Your thoughts?
Scary, thats my thought.
Not happening! IBTZ
“most federal prisoners are Illegals”
They also paint the different camo designs on military vehicles..
In the federal prison system, there are quite a few factories under UNICOR, prison industries. I used to work for a company that supplied parts to UNICOR to build the SINCGARS radio.
I have been to the UNICOR HQ in Wash DC and have viewed the workmanship, it is high quality. As far as prisoners doing assembly work on flight hardware, you need not worry. First, the finished product is inspected many times over (in process and final) and second, the indivuduals soldering a diode on a PC board have no idea how the part functions in the system, anymore than the line worker at any defense assembly plant know this information. These are complex systems with rudundant circuits and even the individual design engineers don’t understand the complete system.