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1994 United Defense L.P. was formed as a joint venture between Harsco Corporation and the defense division of Food Machinery Corporation (FMC).
1997 The Carlyle Group acquires United Defense.
2000 Acquired Bofors Weapons Systems
2001 United Defense went public on the New York Stock Exchange.