The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing companies, 2009

The SIPRI Top 100 lists the world’s 100 largest arms-producing companies (excluding Chinese companies), ranked by their arms sales. The list is based on the comprehensive SIPRI Arms Industry Database, which contains financial and employment data on the world’s major arms-producing companies. The SIPRI Top 100 for 2009 is the 22nd edition of the SIPRI Top 100—earlier versions are available here.

Arms sales are defined by SIPRI as sales of military goods and services to military customers, including both domestic and export sales. Military goods and services are those which are designed specifically for military purposes.

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 could also be large enough to appear in the SIPRI Top 100 list if data were available, but this is less certain.

For more on the coverage and methodology of the SIPRI Top 100 see the notes below and read the sources and methods.

Figures for arms sales, total sales and total profit are in millions of US dollars. 'S' denotes a subsidiary company.


Rank
[a]




Company
[c]




Country




Sectors
[d]
Arms sales
(US$ m.)
[b]

Total
sales,
2009
(US$ m.)

Arms sales
as share of
total sales,
2009 (%)

Total
profit,
2009
(US$ m.)

Total
employ-
ment, 2009
2009 2008 2009   2008  

1

2

Lockheed Martin

USA

Ac El Mi Sp

33 430

29 880

45 189

74            

3 024

140 000

2

1

BAE Systems

UK

A Ac El MV Mi SA/A Sh

33 250

32 420

34 914

95            

–70

98 000

3

3

Boeing

USA

Ac El Mi Sp

32 300

29 200

68 281

47            

1 312

157 100

4

4

Northrop Grumman

USA

Ac El Mi Ser Sh Sp

27 000

26 090

33 755

80            

1 686

120 700

5

5

General Dynamics

USA

A El MV SA/A Sh

25 590

22 780

31 981

80            

2 394

91 700

6

6

Raytheon

USA

El Mi

23 080

21 030

24 881

93            

1 976

75 000

S

S

BAE Systems Inc. (BAE Systems, UK)

USA

A El MV SA/A

19 280

19 970

19 276

100            

1 836

48 020

7

7

EADS

Trans-European

Ac El Mi Sp

15 930

17 900

59 475

27            

–1 060

119 510

8

8

Finmeccanica

Italy

A Ac El MV Mi SA/A

13 280

13 240

25 244

53            

997

73 060

9

9

L-3 Communications

USA

El Ser

13 010

12 160

15 615

83            

901

67 000

10

11

United Technologies

USA

Ac El Eng

11 110

9 980

52 920

21            

4 179

206 700

11

10

Thales

France

A El MV Mi SA/A Sh

10 200

10 760

17 890

57            

178

64 290

12

12

SAIC

USA

Ser Comp(MV)

8 030

7 350

10 846

74            

497

46 200

13

14

Computer Sciences Corporation

USA

Ser

6 050

5 710

16 128

37            

834

94 000

14

15

Honeywell

USA

El

5 380

5 310

30 908

17            

2 153

122 000

15

13

KBR[e]

USA

Ser

4 990

5 730

12 105

41            

290

51 000

16

25

SAFRAN

France

El

4 740

3 020

14 511

33            

522

54 870

17

16

ITT Corporation

USA

El

4 730

5 170

10 905

43            

637

40 200

18

22

General Electric

USA

Eng El

4 700

3 650

156 783

3            

19 339

300 000

19

17

Rolls-Royce

UK

Eng

4 140

4 720

15 745

26            

3 453

38 500

S

S

Sikorsky (United Technologies)

USA

Ac

3 980

3 060

6 318

63            

. .

. .

S

S

Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies)

USA

Eng

3 940

3 550

12 577

31            

. .

36 000

20

19

AM General[f]

USA

MV

3 720

4 040

. .

. .            

. .

. .

S

S

MBDA (BAE Systems, UK/ EADS, trans- European/ Finmeccanica, Italy)

Trans-European

Mi

3 610

3 950

3 611

100            

330

9 750

21

23

Textron

USA

Ac El Eng MV

3 570

3 420

10 500

34            

–31

32 000

22

21

DCNS

France

Sh

3 340

3 660

3 342

100            

179

12 200

23

18

Almaz-Antei[g]

Russia

Mi

3 260

4 340

3 659

89            

. .

90 410

S

S

Eurocopter (EADS, trans-European)

France

Ac

3 050

3 610

6 347

48            

. .

. .

S

S

CASA (EADS, trans-European)

Spain

Ac

2 900

2 510

3 152

92            

–268

6 350

24

28

Alliant Techsystems

USA

SA/A

2 810

2 680

4 808

59            

279

18 000

25

24

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries[h]

Japan

Ac MV Mi Sh

2 810

3 040

31 430

9            

151

67 670

26

20

Navistar

USA

MV

2 800

3 900

11 569

24            

320

17 900

S

S

AgustaWestland (Finmeccanica)

Italy

Ac

2 800

2 370

4 833

58            

285

10 340

27

27

URS Corporation

USA

El

2 770

2 680

9 249

30            

269

45 000

28

37

Oshkosh Corporation

USA

MV

2 770

2 070

5 295

52            

–1 099

12 300

29

United Aircraft Corporation, UAC[g]

Russia

Ac

2 710

. .

3 592

75            

–656

97 500

30

32

Elbit Systems

Israel

El

2 700

2 520

2 832

95            

215

11 240

31

26

Saab

Sweden

Ac El Mi

2 640

3 000

3 220

82            

91

13 160

32

29

Rheinmetall

Germany

A El MV SA/A

2 640

2 660

4 750

55            

–72

19 770

33

33

Rockwell Collins

USA

El

2 580

2 370

4 470

58            

594

19 300

34

30

Agility

Kuwait

Ser

2 480

2 560

5 922

42            

543

32 000

S

S

EADS Astrium (EADS, trans-European)

France

Sp

2 400

2 200

6 665

36            

. .

15 000

35

47

DynCorp International[i]

USA

Ser

2 300

1 860

3 585

64            

111

22 300

36

44

Cobham

UK

Comp(Ac El)

2 260

1 910

2 929

77            

290

11 540

37

40

CEA

France

Oth

2 160

2 010

5 515

39            

350

15 720

38

42

Serco

UK

Ser

2 110

1 950

6 184

34            

203

70 000

39

48

CACI International

USA

Ser

2 080

1 810

2 730

76            

95

12 400

40

34

Israel Aerospace Industries

Israel

Ac El Mi

2 030

2 230

2 900

70            

61

17 000

41

39

Babcock International Group

UK

Ser Sh Oth

2 010

2 020

2 952

68            

169

16 640

42

49

Goodrich

USA

Comp(Ac)

2 010

1 770

6 686

30            

597

24 000

43

46

Navantia

Spain

Sh

1 980

1 880

2 197

90            

–115

5 520

44

53

Mitsubishi Electric[h]

Japan

El Mi

1 950

1 510

35 837

5            

1 008

109 570

45

45

Hindustan Aeronautics

India

Ac Mi

1 950

1 910

2 169

90            

359

34 100

46

51

ManTech International Corporation

USA

Ser

1 920

1 760

2 020

95            

112

8 000

47

41

Harris

USA

El

1 900

1 980

5 005

38            

38

15 400

S

S

Alenia Aeronautica (Finmeccanica)

Italy

Ac

1 810

1 820

2 713

67            

161

8 970

48

35

QinetiQ

UK

Ser

1 770

2 170

2 532

70            

–99

13 080

S

S

MBDA France (MBDA, trans-European)

France

Mi

1 740

2 130

1 740

100            

117

4 330

49

55

Indian Ordnance Factories[j]

India

A SA/A

1 700

1 380

2 124

80            

. .

101 450

50

43

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann[k]

Germany

MV

1 630

1 950

1 715

95            

211

3 150

51

31

Hewlett-Packard

USA

Ser

1 580

2 540

114 552

1            

7 660

304 000

52

52

Rafael

Israel

Ac Mi SA/A Oth

1 570

1 530

1 600

98            

112

6 000

53

50

ThyssenKrupp

Germany

Sh

1 550

1 760

56 338

3            

–2 601

187 500

54

57

ST Engineering (Temasek)

Singapore

Ac El MV SA/A Sh

1 450

1 280

3 813

38            

305

21 010

S

38

Sukhoi (UAC)[g]

Russia

Ac

1 440

2 040

1 547

93            

8

28 000

55

36

Groupe Dassault

France

Ac

1 360

2 100

4 751

67            

438

11 650

56

58

VT Group

UK

Ser Sh

1 240

1 210

1 950

64            

328

. .

57

69

Nexter

France

A MV SA/A

1 230

850

1 232

100            

196

2 690

S

S

Thales Air Defence (Thales, France)

UK

Mi

1 210

1 200

1 212

100            

115

. .

58

62

Samsung

South Korea

A El MV Sh

1 170

1 010

172 382

1            

13 833

275 000

59

54

Kawasaki Heavy Industries[h]

Japan

Ac Eng Mi Sh

1 110

1 480

12 541

9            

–14

32 300

60

61

GKN

UK

Comp(Ac)

1 110

1 070

6 578

17            

–53

38 200

61

73

Shaw Group[l]

USA

Ser

1 100

800

7 230

15            

15

28 000

S

S

BAE Systems Australia (BAE Systems, UK)

Australia

Ac Comp(El) Sh

1 090

1 090

1 092

100            

. .

6 100

62

77

Kongsberg Gruppen

Norway

El Mi SA/A

1 090

740

2 197

50            

132

5 420

63

65

Diehl

Germany

Mi SA/A

1 070

940

3 063

35            

30

12 210

S

60

Irkut Corporation (UAC)[g]

Russia

Ac

1 060

1 150

1 160

91            

52

12 780

64

56

Force Protection

USA

MV

980

1 330

980

100            

29

1 170

65

63

Indra

Spain

El

940

1 000

3 490

27            

272

26 180

S

S

Samsung Techwin (Samsung)

South Korea

A El Eng MV

930

750

2 070

45            

221

6 070

66

80

Moog

USA

Comp(El Mi)

920

720

1 849

50            

85

10 010

67

59

TRV Corporation[g]

Russia

Mi

910

1 170

988

92            

65

23 320

68

85

Jacobs Engineering Group[m]

USA

Ser

880

670

11 467

8            

400

53 200

69

68

Precision Castparts Corporation

USA

Comp(Ac)

880

890

5 487

16            

923

18 100

S

S

Thales Nederland (Thales, France)

Netherlands

El

880

770

880

100            

56

. .

70

67

Bharat Electronics

India

El

870

900

961

90            

154

11 770

71

87

Fincantieri

Italy

Sh

860

670

4 540

19            

–89

10 530

72

72

VSE Corporation

USA

Ser

840

830

1 015

83            

24

2 530

73

70

Vertolety Rossii (OPK Oboronprom)[g]

Russia

Ac

810

850

1 817

45            

173

37 930

S

S

Selex Communications (Finmeccanica)

Italy

Comp(El Oth)

810

900

1 015

80            

9

4 280

74

78

Ultra Electronics

UK

El

810

730

1 014

80            

122

4 160

75

71

Meggitt

UK

Comp(Ac)

810

830

1 793

45            

217

7 200

76

90

Uralvagonzavod[g]

Russia

MV

800

640

1 143

70            

–226

30 490

S

MiG (UAC)[g]

Russia

Ac

780

. .

783

99            

–332

11 590

S

S

Selex Galileo (Finmeccanica)[n]

Italy

El

770

730

886

87            

40

2 770

77

64

NEC[h]

Japan

El

770

950

38 294

2            

122

142 360

78

76

SRA International

USA

El

760

750

1 541

50            

58

6 980

79

88

Curtiss-Wright Corporation

USA

Comp(Ac Sh)

760

660

1 810

42            

95

7 600

80

93

Chemring Group

UK

SA/A

750

620

785

96            

109

3 350

81

74

LIG Nex1

South Korea

El

750

770

757

99            

32

2 490

82

79

MTU Aero Engines

Germany

Eng

740

730

3 626

20            

196

7 670

83

91

Alion Science and Technology

USA

Ser

740

640

802

92            

–17

3 380

84

75

RUAG

Switzerland

A Ac Eng SA/A

730

760

1 558

47            

–98

7 530

85

82

Teledyne Technologies

USA

El

730

680

1 765

41            

113

8 100

86

95

Cubic Corporation

USA

Ser

710

610

1 017

70            

56

7 300

87

83

CAE

Canada

El

710

680

1 335

53            

126

7 000

88

Fluor[o]

USA

Ser

710

430

21 990

3            

684

36 150

89

89

MITRE[p]

USA

Ser

700

650

1 263

56            

. .

7 180

90

UEC[g]

Russia

Eng

680

. .

2 279

30            

–250

73 730

91

92

Avio (Cinven, UK)

Italy

Eng

670

630

2 364

28            

54

5 230

92

86

Patria

Finland

Ac MV SA/A

660

670

749

88            

24

3 410

93

84

Fiat[q]

Italy

MV

650

680

69 586

1            

–1 178

190 010

S

S

Iveco (Fiat)

Italy

MV

650

680

9 976

7            

–125

24 920

94

Aselsan

Turkey

El

640

490

670

96            

119

3 730

95

97

Vought Aircraft Industries (Carlyle Group)

USA

Ac

640

610

1 900

34            

. .

5 900

96

81

ARINC (Carlyle Group)[r]

USA

Ser

640

700

1 000

64            

. .

3 200

97

98

Esterline Technologies

USA

Comp(A Ac SA/A Sh)

640

590

1 425

45            

120

8 900

98

100

Chugach Alaska Corporation[s]

USA

Ser

630

570

1 000

63            

. .

6 600

S

S

Thales Australia (Thales, France)

Australia

A El MV Mi SA/A Sh

630

630

826

76            

. .

3 410

S

S

MBDA Italia (MBDA, trans-European)

Italy

Mi

610

540

612

100            

14

1 250

99

99

The Aerospace Corporation

USA

Ser

610

590

840

70            

. .

4 000

100

AAR Corporation

USA

Comp(Ac) Ser

610

510

1 424

43            

79

5 930



[a] Companies are ranked according to the value of their arms sales in 2009. An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2008. Company names and structures are listed as they were on 31 December 2009. Information about subsequent changes is provided in these notes. The 2008 ranks may differ from those published in SIPRI Yearbook 2010 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.

[b] Dots (. .) indicate that data is not available.

[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] Key to abbreviations: A = artillery; Ac = aircraft; El = electronics; Eng = engines; Mi = missiles; MV = military vehicles; SA/A = small arms/ammunition; Ser = services; Sh = ships; Sp = space; Oth = other; Comp( ) = components, services or anything else less than final systems in the sectors within the parentheses—used only for companies that do not produce final systems.

[e] The arms sales figures for KBR are an estimate based on LOGCAP III payments and payments by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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

[g] This is the 8th 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. Figures for Russian companies are from the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), Moscow.

This is the first year in which United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and United Engine Corporation (UEC)—the two new main Russian state-owned conglomerates—reported parent company figures and subsidiary figures. In previous years, these figures were reported separately for each subsidiary or not reported at all. This year figures for Irkut, MiG and Sukhoi are reported as subsidiaries of UAC. UEC also reported overall arms sales figures. Although reported as a parent company here, Vertolety Rossii is a subsidiary of OPK Oboronprom. For more detail on Russian arms-producing industry consolidation, see Jackson, S., ‘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.

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

[i] The arms sales figure for DynCorp is revenues from the US DOD. This is probably an underestimate, as some security contracts with the US State Department should probably be classified as military business, and are thus ‘arms sales’ according to the SIPRI definition. Veritas Capital sold its shares in DynCorp to Cerberus Capital Management in 2010.

[j] All figures for Indian Ordnance Factories are estimates.

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

[l] The arms sales figures for Shaw Group are based on a 2-year average of US DOD prime contract awards.

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

[n] Selex Galileo was formerly known as Galileo Avionica.

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

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

[q] The arms sales of Fiat are those of its Iveco trucks and commercial vehicles division, which sells some military vehicles.

[r] The arms sales figures for ARINC are based on a 3-year average of US DOD prime contract awards.

[s] The arms sales figures for Chugach Alaska Corporation are based on a 2-year average of US DOD prime contract awards.

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