Honeywell International Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate and weapons manufacturer. During and after the Vietnam War, Honeywell's defense division produced a number of products, including cluster bombs, missile guidance systems, napalm, and land mines. Nowadays, it concentrates on high tech systems.
In 1958, Honeywell began producing uranium hexafluoride in Metropolis, Illinois. The plant in Metropolis is the only uranium conversion facility in the US today. Honeywell is in the consortium that runs the Pantex Plant that assembles all of the nuclear bombs in the United States arsenal.
From 1963, the US Department of Defense began building the computer-controlled defense system WIMEX, also known as the Worldwide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS), whose network is based on Honeywell computers.
At the beginning of 2006 Honeywell bought the British company First Technologies, to which the companies City Tech, BW, MST and EnviteC-Wismar belong, which mainly work in the medical technology field.
The Honeywell Project was a peace group based in Minneapolis, [[Minnesota] that existed from the late 1960s until around 1990. During its existence, the organization waged a campaign to convince the board and executives of the Honeywell Corporation to convert their weapons manufacturing business to peaceful production.
The Project's activities came in three phases with a dormant period in the mid-1970s. Between 1968 and 1972 the group focused on the Vietnam War. With the end of the war, the Project appeared to die off. Later, it was revealed that the organization had been infiltrated by FBI agents during its COINTELPRO program. The group continued through the mid-1980s.