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10 largest defense companies in the world


07/25/2017 - 13:31



Defense News published a rating of the world's largest defense enterprises.



U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek
U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek
The edition makes an annual rating of the world defense enterprises on the basis of information from open sources, annual reports of companies, and also using data provided by the companies themselves.

10. Thales

Country: France

Revenue from the military-industrial complex in 2016: $ 8,362 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 16,837 bln

Income from military-industrial complex: 50%

Thales Group is an international industrial group that produces information systems for aerospace, military and maritime applications.

Thales takes the third place in the world in the production of airborne radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems. It produces a significant part of the avionics components for military aviation. Elettronica company (in which Thales has 33% of shares) supplies electronics for Eurofighter jets and NH90 helicopters. EW systems produced by the company include jammers and radio technical reconnaissance equipment (RTR), as well as integrated self-defense complexes for aircraft and helicopters.

9. Leonardo

Country: Italy

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 8,526.22 bln

Total revenue 2016 g: $ 13,322.22 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 64%

Leonardo is one of the largest machine-building holdings in Italy. The holding’s structural subdivisions carry out orders in the spheres of defense, energy, helicopter construction, telecommunications and transport. Leonardo operates in four sectors and has seven divisions (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aviation Structures, Aviation and Space Systems, Electronics for Land and Sea Defense, Security and Information Security Systems, Defense Systems).

8. L3 Technologies

Country: USA

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 8,879 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 10,511 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 84%

L3 Technologies, Inc. is an American company that supplies systems for combat control, communications, reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance (C3ISR) products and systems, avionics, sea equipment, training devices and services, instrumentation, space and navigation products. Its customers are the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of National Security, US government special services, NASA, aerospace and commercial telecommunications contractors and wireless customers. The company is headquartered in Murray Hill, New York, USA.

7. Airbus

Country: Netherlands, France

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 12,321 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 73,903.80 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 17% 

Airbus is one of the largest aircraft manufacturing companies in the world, established in the late 1960's through a merger of several European aircraft manufacturers. Produces passenger, freight and military transport aircraft under the brand Airbus.

6. General Dynamics

Country: USA

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 19,696 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 31,353 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 63%

General Dynamics Corporation is an American company, one of the world's largest manufacturers of military and aerospace equipment.

The company operates in four major segments: marine systems, combat systems, information systems and technologies, aerospace technologies. In addition to F-16s and submarines, the M1 Abrams tank, the Piranha armored personnel carrier and others were among the famous weapon models developed and manufactured by the company.

5. Northrop Grumman

Country: USA

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 20,200 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 24,508 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 82%

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American military-industrial company working in the field of electronics and information technology, aerospace, shipbuilding.

4. Raytheon Companies

Country: USA

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 22,384.17 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 24,069 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 93%

Raytheon is an American company, a major supplier of the US military department. More than 90% of the company's revenues come from defense orders. Raytheon developed "Patriot" air defense missile system, and produces Tomahawk.

3. BAE Systems

Country: United Kingdom

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 23,621.84 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 25,867.20 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 91%

BAE Systems plc is a UK defense company, a developer of armaments, information security and aerospace technologies. The headquarters is located in Farnborough, Hampshire, England. BAE System’s operations with foreign customers, in particular with North America, are conducted through the company’s subsidiary.

2. Boeing

Country: USA

Revenue from the MIC in 2016: $ 29,500 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 94,571 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 31%

Boeing Company is an American corporation. One of the world's largest manufacturers of aviation, space and military equipment. For many decades, Boeing has been the largest aerospace firm in the United States, the largest exporter of the country, the largest employer of the Seattle industrial region and the northwest of the United States as a whole in terms of the number of employed. 

The corporation consists of two main production divisions: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (civilian products) and Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (military products and space technology).

1. Lockheed Martin

Country: USA

Revenue from the military-industrial complex in 2016: $ 43,468 bln

Total revenue in 2016: $ 47,248 bln

Revenue from military-industrial complex: 92%

Lockheed Martin Corporation is an American company specializing in aircraft construction, aerospace engineering, shipbuilding, automation of postal services and airport logistics. The company is the world's largest supplier and developer of defense equipment by price of contracts.

source: defensenews.com




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