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The French have claimed that Thomson-CSF, a French electronics company, lost a $1.4 billion (£858m) deal to supply Brazil with a radar system because the Americans intercepted details of the negotiations and passed them to Raytheon, the American firm which makes the Patriot missile; Raytheon subsequently won the contract. Another claim is that Airbus Industrie lost a contract worth £1 billion to Boeing and McDonnell Douglas because information was intercepted by American spying.
That name is itself misleading - it is not a British airbase. Opened in the late 1950s on land purchased by the crown, it was taken over directly by the NSA in 1966 and became its Field Station F83.