You’ll be surprised by the top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in the world

The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in the world excluding China, 2011 – because you need to know

 

Arms and military services sales (‘arms sales’) are defined by SIPRI as sales of military goods and services to military customers, including sales for both domestic procurement and export.Military goods and services are those that are designed specifically for military purposes and include the technologies related to these goods and services. Military goods are military-specific equipment and do not include general-purpose goods, such as oil, electricity, office computers, uniforms and boots. Military services are also military-specific. They include technical services, such as information technology, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and operational support; services related to the operation of the armed forces, such as intelligence, training, logistics and facilities management; and armed security in conflict zones. They do not include the peacetime provision of purely civilian services—such as health care, cleaning, catering and transportation—but supply services to operationally deployed forces are included.

 

Figures for arms sales, total sales and total profit are in millions of US dollars.


Rank[b]

Company[c]

Country

Sector

Arms sales
(US$ m.)

Total
sales,
2011
(US$ m.)

Arms sales
as share of
total sales,
2011 (%)

Total
profit,
2011
(US$ m.)

Total
employ-
ment, 2011
2011 2010 2011 2010
1 1 Lockheed Martin United States Aircraft, Electronics, Missiles, Space 36 270 35 730 46 499 78 2 655 123 000
2 3 Boeing United States Aircraft, Electronics, Missiles, Space 31 830 31 360 68 735 46 4 018 171 700
3 2 BAE Systems United Kingdom Aircraft, Artillery, Electronics, Military vehicles, Missiles,Small arms/ammunition, Ships 29 150 32 880 30 689 95 2 349 93 500
4 5 General Dynamics United States Artillery, Electronics, Military vehicles, Small arms/ammunition, Ships 23 760 23 940 32 677 73 2 526 95 100
5 6 Raytheon United States Electronics, Missiles 22 470 22 980 24 857 90 1 896 71 000
6 4 Northrop Grumman United States Aircraft, Electronics, Missiles, Ships, Space 21 390 28 150 26 412 81 2 118 72 500
7 7 EADS Trans-European Aircraft, Electronics, Missiles, Space 16 390 16 360 68 295 24 1 442 133 120
8 8 Finmeccanica Italy Aircraft, Artillery, Electronics, Military vehicles, Missiles, Small arms/ammunition 14 560 14 410 24 074 60 -3 206 70 470
S S BAE Systems Inc. (BAE Systems, UK) United States Artillery, Electronics, Military vehicles, Small arms/ammunition 13 560 17 900 14 417 94 5 178 37 300
9 9 L-3 Communications United States Electronics 12 520 13 070 15 169 83 956 61 000
10 10 United Technologies United States Aircraft, Electronics, Engines 11 640 11 410 58 190 20 5 347 199 900
11 11 Thales France Electronics, Military vehicles, Missiles, Small arms/ammunition 9 480 9 950 18 111 52 787 68 330
12 12 SAIC United States Components (Military vehicles), Services 7 940 8 230 10 587 75 56 41 100
13  – Huntington Ingalls Industries United States Ships 6 380 6 575 97 –94 38 000
14 15 Honeywell United States Electronics 5 280 5 400 36 529 14 2 067 132 000
15 16 Safran France Electronics 5 240 4 800 16 315 32 895 59 800
S S Sikorsky (United Technologies) United States Aircraft 4 970 4 530 7 655 65 840 17 780
16 14 Computer Sciences Corp. United States Services 4 860 5 940 15 877 31 –4 225 98 000
17 17 Rolls-Royce United Kingdom Engines 4 670 4 330 18 068 26 1 854 40 400
18 21 United Aircraft Corp.[d] Russia Aircraft 4 440 3 440 5 502 80 404 97 500
19 13 Oshkosh Truck United States Military vehicles 4 370 7 080 7 585 58 273 13 100
S S MBDA (BAE Systems, UK/EADS, trans-European/Finmeccanica, Italy) Trans-European Missiles 4 170 3 710 4 170 100 227 9 850
20 18 General Electric United States Engines 4 100 4 300 147 300 3 14 151 301 000
21 19 ITT Exelis[e] United States Electronics 4 020 4 000 5 839 69 326 20 500
S S CASA (EADS, trans-European) Spain Aircraft 3 940 . . 4 332 91 132 6 980
S S Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies) United States Engines 3 700 4 080 13 430 28 1 999 35 870
22 20 Almaz-Antei[d] Russia Missiles 3 690 3 950 4 337 85 32 93 280
23 25 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries[g] Japan Aircraft, Military vehicles, Missiles, Ships 3 620 2 960 35 347 10 307 68 890
24 22 DCNS France Ships 3 610 3 320 3 614 100 249 12 830
S S Eurocopter Group (EADS, trans-European) France Aircraft 3 540 2 940 7 528 47 359 20 800
S S AgustaWestland (Finmeccanica) Italy Aircraft 3 440 2 920 5 443 63 320 13 300
25 29 Saab Sweden Aircraft, Electronics, Missiles 3 080 2 780 3 619 85 341 13 070
26 32 Rheinmetall Germany Artillery, Electronics, Military vehicles, Small arms/ammunition 2 980 2 660 6 192 48 313 21 520
27 31 Textron United States Aircraft, Electronics, Engines, Military vehicles 2 930 2 740 11 275 26 242 32 000
28 26 Hewlett-Packard United States Services 2 930 2 890 127 245 2 7 074 349 600
29 36 CACI International United States Services 2 860 2 450 3 578 80 144 13 700
30 30 Babcock International Group United Kingdom Ships 2 850 2 770 4 919 58 277 25 140
31 28 Rockwell Collins United States Electronics 2 810 2 860 4 806 59 634 20 500
32 34 ManTech International Corp. United States Services 2 770 2 500 2 870 97 133 9 300
33 33 Hindustan Aeronautics India Aircraft, Missiles 2 740 2 590 3 043 90 713 32 660
34 35 Elbit Systems Israel Electronics 2 680 2 480 2 818 95 25 12 550
35 24 URS Corp. United States Electronics 2 670 3 030 9 545 28 –466 46 000
36 42 Harris United States Electronics 2 670 2 130 5 925 45 597 16 900
37 27 Alliant Techsystems United States Small arms/ammunition 2 670 2 870 4 613 58 263 17 000
38 68 Kawasaki Heavy Industries[g] Japan Aircraft, Engines, Missiles, Ships 2 630 1 020 16 337 16 292 33 270
S S Sukhoi (United Aircraft Corp.)[d] Russia Aircraft 2 630 1 360 2 825 93 . . 26 000
39 40 DynCorp International (Cerberus Capital) United States Services 2 600 2 210 3 721 70 –58 29 000
40 47 Vertolety Rossii (OPK Oboronoprom)[d] Russia Aircraft 2 560 1 910 3 537 72 238 40 000
41 37 Israel Aerospace Industries Israel Aircraft, Electronics, Missiles 2 500 2 400 3 440 73 83 17 000
42 39 Goodrich United States Components (Aircraft) 2 420 2 230 8 075 30 810 28 000
S S EADS Astrium (EADS, trans-European) France Space 2 350 2 450 6 901 34 366 16 600
43 41 CEA France Other 2 300 2 200 5 800 40 46 15 770
S S MBDA France (MBDA, trans-European) France Missiles 2 300 2 190 2 295 100 229 4 300
44 60 Fluor[j] United States Components (Other) 2 260 1 300 2 381 95 594 43 090
45 43 Serco United Kingdom Other 2 230 2 130 7 444 30 381 100 000
46 23 KBR[f] United States Services 2 180 3 310 9 261 24 480 27 000
47 38 Cobham United Kingdom Components (Aircraft, Electronics) 2 160 2 260 2 970 73 376 9 330
48 45 Indian Ordnance Factories India Artillery, Small arms/ammunition 2 120 1 960 2 655 80 . . 98 910
49 57 ThyssenKrupp Germany Ships 2 080 1 340 68 244 3 –2 479 180 050
S S Alenia Aeronautica (Finmeccanica) Italy Aircraft 2 050 1 920 3 712 55 –1 256 11 990
50 49 Navistar United States Military vehicles 2 000 1 800 13 958 14 1 778 20 800
51 50 Rafael Israel Aircraft, Missiles, Small arms/ammunition, Other 1 940 1 780 1 979 98 111 6 500
52 51 ST Engineering (Temasek) Singapore Aircraft, Electronics, Military vehicles, Small arms/ammunition, Ships 1 900 1 750 4 762 40 419 22 380
S S BAE Systems Australia (BAE Systems, UK) Australia Aircraft, Ships 1 860 1 380 1 857 100 . . 6 000
53 53 Samsung Techwin South Korea Artillery, Electronics, Engines, Military vehicles 1 860 1 590 2 809 66 209 6 770
54 54 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann[i] Germany Military vehicles 1 740 1 590 1 807 96 . . . .
55 44 Navantia Spain Ships 1 650 2 010 1 737 95 –60 5 530
56 46 QinetiQ United Kingdom Services 1 580 1 920 2 355 67 413 10 180
57 64 Mitsubishi Electric[g] Japan Electronics, Missiles 1 440 1 160 45 603 3 1 404 117 310
58 70 NEC[g] Japan Electronics 1 440 980 38 052 4 –1 382 109 100
59 55 Kongsberg Gruppen Norway Electronics, Missiles, Small arms/ammunition 1 440 1 500 2 699 53 255 6 680
60 63 Diehl Germany Missiles, Small arms/ammunition 1 380 1 210 4 072 34 71 13 970
61 62 United Engine Corp.[d] Russia Engines 1 330 1 250 2 221 60 4 . .
62 61 Groupe Dassault France Aircraft 1 240 1 270 4 594 27 392 11 470
63 73 Fincantieri Italy Ships  1 220 940 3 311 37 14 9 990
64 91 Uralvagonzavod[d] Russia Military vehicles 1 200 730 3 000 40 454 . .
65 48 AM General[h] United States Military vehicles 1 130 1 900 . . . . . . 2 000
66 56 Nexter France Artillery, Military vehicles, Small arms/ammunition 1 120 1 430 1 183 95 158 2 700
S S Thales Air Defence (Thales, France) The Netherlands Missiles 1 120 . . 1 117 100 37 . .
67 65 Triumph Group United States Aircraft 1 090 1 080 3 408 32 281 12 600
68 75 Chemring Group United Kingdom Small arms/ammunition 1 080 890 1 194 90 201 4 680
S S Irkut Corp. (United Aircraft Corp.)[d] Russia Aircraft 1 070 1 330 1 248 86 . . 12 000
69 Radiotechnicheskie i Informatsionnie[d] Russia Electronics 1 050 . . 2 093 50 –18 . .
70 78 RUAG Switzerland Aircraft, Artillery, Engines, Small arms/ammunition 1 040 830 2 001 52 109 7 740
71 72 Moog United States Components (Electronics, Missiles) 1 000 960 2 331 43 136 10 320
72 66 GKN United Kingdom Components (Aircraft) 970 1 050 9 206 11 562 44 000
73 99 AAR Corp. United States Other 940 650 1 776 53 70 6 100
74 83 Meggitt United Kingdom Other 940 780 2 331 40 518 19 540
75 77 CAE Canada Electronics 900 840 1 840 49 184 8 000
S S Selex Galileo (Finmeccanica) Italy Components (Electronics, Other) 900 750 1 674 54 –281 7 170
76 90 Korea Aerospace Industries South Korea Aircraft 890 740 1 160 77 68 3 000
77 71 Bharat Electronics India Electronics 890 970 1 222 73 178 10 790
78 82 Cubic Corp. United States Components (Electronics), Services 870 810 1 285 68 85 7 800
79 74 SRA International United States Electronics 870 890 1 705 51 66 6 100
80 81 Precision Castparts Corp. United States Components (Aircraft) 870 810 7 215 12 1 226 21 500
81 95 Embraer Brazil Aircraft 860 670 5 893 15 93 17 270
82 88 Aselsan Turkey Electronics 850 760 897 94 96 4 390
S S Selex Galileo (Finmeccanica) Italy Electronics 840 820 972 87 12 2 690
83 Doosan Group South Korea Components (Other) 830 610 23 723 4 271 38 000
84 86 Curtiss-Wright Corp. United States Components (Aircraft, Ships) 820 780 2 054 40 130 8 900
85 79 LIG Nex1 South Korea Electronics 820 810 817 100 23 26 480
86 67 Jacobs Engineering Group[k] United States Services 800 1 020 10 382 8 331 45 700
87 97 Patria Finland Aircraft, Military vehicles, Small arms/ammunition 770 660 859 90 56 3 430
S S Raytheon Australia (Raytheon, USA) Australia Components (Aircraft), Services 770 640 785 99 . . 1 450
88 84 Hawker Beechcraft United States Aircraft 770 780 2 435       32 –633 6 000
89 89 Mitre[l] United States Other 770 740 1 389 55 . . 7 890
90 76 Ultra Electronics United Kingdom Electronics 760 880 1 172 65 184 4 470
S S MBDA Italia (MBDA, trans-European) Italy Missiles 750 640 746 100 –8 1 250
91 100 GenCorp United States Electronics, Engines 740 650 918 81 3 3 270
92 87 Alion Science and Technology United States Other 730 770 787 92 –44 2 990
93 Avio (Cinven) Italy Engines 730 640 2 818 26 16 5 120
S S Thales Nederland (Thales, France) The Netherlands Electronics 720 1 060 723 100 42 . .
94 85 Indra Spain Electronics 710 780 3 737 19 252 21 080
95 Mission Essential Personnel United States Services 700 540 726 96 . . 8 000
96 Aerospace Corp. United States Services 700 640 939 74 . . 4 600
S S Thales Australia (Thales, France) Australia Artillery, Electronics, Military vehicles, Missiles, Small arms/ammunition, Ships 690 680 759 91 . . 3 000
97 92 Esterline Technologies United States Components (Aircraft, Ships) 690 690 1 718 40 133 12 000
98 Fujitsu[g] Japan Electronics 660 490 55 980 1 535 173 160
99 ASC Australia Ships 660 470 718 92 11 2 000
100 Flir systems United States Electronics 660 440 1 544 43 222 3 080

 

 

[a] Although several Chinese arms-producing enterprises are large enough to rank among the SIPRI Top 100, it has not been possible to include them because of lack of comparable and sufficiently accurate data. In addition, there are companies in other countries such as Kazakhstan and Ukraine, that also could be large enough to appear in the SIPRI Top 100 list if data were available, but this is less certain.

[b] Companies are ranked according to the value of their arms sales in 2011. An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2010. Company names and structures are listed as they were on 31 Dec. 2011. Information about subsequent changes is provided in these notes. The 2010 ranks may differ from those published in SIPRI Yearbook 2012 owing to continual revision of data, most often because of changes reported by the company itself and sometimes because of improved estimations. Major revisions are explained in these notes.

[c] For subsidiaries and operational companies owned by a holding or investment company, the name of the parent company is given in parentheses along with its country, where it differs.

[d] This is the 10th year in which Russian companies have been covered by the SIPRI Top 100. There may be other Russian companies that should be in the list but for which insufficient data is available. Vertolety Rossii has operated as a subsidiary of OPK Oboronprom since 2005. However, since comparable financial data for Oboronprom for 2011 are not currently available, Vertolety Rossii is reported here as an independent company. For more detail on Russian arms industry consolidation see Jackson, S. T., ‘Arms production’, SIPRI Yearbook 2011; Jackson, S. T., ‘Arms production’, SIPRI Yearbook 2010; and Perlo-Freeman, S. et al., ‘The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing companies, 2007’, SIPRI Yearbook 2009, pp. 286–87.

[e] In 2011 ITT Corporation split into three stand-alone companies. ITT Exelis now accounts for all of the former corporation’s arms sales.

[f] The arms sales figures for KBR are an estimate based on payments from the US Department of Defense (DOD) for LOGCAP III and IV contracts and payments by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD).

[g] Arms sales figures for Japanese companies represent new military contracts rather than arms sales.

[h] Limited financial data is available for AM General. The SIPRI estimate of arms sales is based on a 2-year average of US DOD prime contract awards.

[i] The arms sales figures for Krauss-Ma!ei Wegmann are based on a small estimate of the company’s non-military sales.

[j] The arms sales figures for Fluor are based on US DOD LOGCAP IV contracts.

[k] The arms sales figures for Jacobs Engineering Group are based on a 3-year average of US DOD prime contract awards.

[l] The arms sales figures for Mitre are based on a 5-year average of US DOD prime contract awards.

 

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