The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies in the world excluding China, 2012

The SIPRI Top 100 lists the world’s 100 largest arms-producing and military services companies (excluding Chinese companies)[a], ranked by their arms sales in 2012. The list is based on the comprehensive SIPRI Arms Industry Database, which contains financial and employment data on the world’s major arms-producing and military services companies.
  • The SIPRI Top 100 for 2012 is the 25th edition of the SIPRI Top 100. For more on the coverage and methodology of the SIPRI Top 100 see the notes below and read the sources and methods.
  • 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
Arms sales
(US$ m.)

Total
sales,
2012
(US$ m.)

Arms sales
as share of
total sales,
2012 (%)

Total
profit,
2012
(US$ m.)

Total
employ-
ment, 2012
2012201120122011

1

1

Lockheed Martin

United States

36 000

36 270

47 182

76

2 745

120 000

2

2

Boeing

United States

27 610

30 560

81 698

34

3 900

174 400

3

3

BAE Systems

United Kingdom

26 850

29 160

28 263

95

2 599

88 200

4

5

Raytheon

United States

22 500

22 900

24 414

92

1 900

67 800

5

4

General Dynamics

United States

20 940

23 330

31 513

66

- 332

92 200

6

6

Northrop Grumman

United States

19 400

20 340

25 218

77

1 978

68 100

7

7

EADS[d]

Trans-European

15 400

16 400

72 596

21

1 580

140 000

8

10

United Technologies, UTC[e]

United States

13 460

11 640

62 173

22

5 200

218 300

9

8

Finmeccanica

Italy

12 530

14 570

22 131

57

-1 010

67 408

10

9

L-3 Communications

United States

10 840

12 520

13 146

82

782

51 000

S

S

BAE Systems Inc. (BAE Systems, UK)

United States

10 370

13 560

11 305

92

1 171

34 500

11

11

Thales

France

8 880

9 480

18 198

49

752

68 325

12

12

SAIC

United States

7 820

7 940

11 173

70

525

40 000

13

13

Huntington Ingalls Industries

United States

6 440

6 380

6 708

96

146

37 000

14

22

Almaz-Antei[f]

Russia

5 510

3 860

6 186

89

168

95 933

15

15

Safran

France

5 300

5 240

17 429

30

127

62 558

16

14

Honeywell

United States

5 110

5 280

37 655

14

2 926

132 000

17

16

Rolls-Royce

United Kingdom

5 010

4 730

19 349

26

2 265

42 800

S

S

Sikorsky (United Technologies)

United States

4 510

4 970

6 791

66

712

16 591

18

17

United Aircraft Corp.[f]

Russia

4 440

4 400

5 545

80

. .

. .

19

20

General Electric

United States

4 100

4 100

147 359

3

13 641

305 000

20

18

Oshkosh Truck

United States

3 950

4 370

8 181

48

230

13 200

S

S

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

Trans-European

3 860

4 170

3 856

100

. .

. .

21

19

ITT Exelis

United States

3 800

4 150

5 522

69

330

19 900

S

S

Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies)

United States

3 720

3 000

13 964

27

1 589

35 847

S

S

Eurocopter Group (EADS, trans-Eur.)

France

3 700

3 540

8 051

46

398

22 400

22

21

Computer Sciences Corp., CSC

Unites States

3 690

3 860

14 993

25

961

90 000

S

S

CASA (EADS, Trans-Eur)

Spain

3 640

3 950

4 134

88

205

7 546

23

24

DCNS

France

3 580

3 620

3 766

95

210

13 183

24

25

Textron

United States

3 550

3 500

12 237

29

581

33 000

25

35

Vertolety Rossii [f](Oboronoprom)[g]

Russia

3 520

2 740

4 077

86

306

. .

26

26

Booz Allen Hamilton[h]

United States

3 200

3 100

5 758

56

219

24 500

27

31

Babcock International Group

United Kingdom

3 190

2 850

5 140

62

356

. .

28

36

Dyncorp

United States

3 040

2 690

4 044

75

-9

29 000

29

23

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Japan

3 010

3 620

35 316

9

1 219

31 111

30

28

Rheinmetall

Germany

3 000

2 980

6 046

50

244

21 767

31

30

CACI International

United States

2 950

2 860

3 774

78

167

14 500

S

S

AgustaWestland (Finmeccanica)

Italy

2 940

3 450

5 454

54

353

13 050

32

27

Saab

Sweden

2 910

3 080

3 543

82

227

13 968

33

38

URS Corporation

United States

2 850

2 670

10 973

26

311

54 000

34

37

Elbit Systems

Israel

2 740

2 680

2 889

95

168

12 134

35

32

Rockwell Collins

United States

2 590

2 810

4 726

55

609

19 000

S

S

EADS Astrium (EADS, trans-Eur.)

France

2 540

2 350

7 477

34

398

17 000

36

41

Israel Aerospace Industries

Israel

2 540

2 500

3 345

76

69

16 000

S

S

Sukhoi (United Aircraft Corp.)[f]

Russia

2 530

2 630

2 719

93

. .

. .

37

29

Hewlett-Packard[j]

United States

2 500

2 960

120 357

2

-12 650

331 800

38

59

United Engine Corp. (Oboronoprom)[f]

Russia

2 500

1 440

4 170

60

. .

. .

39

33

ManTech International

United States

2 470

2 770

2 582

96

95

9 700

40

34

Hindustan Aeronautics

India

2 410

2 740

2 679

90

650

. .

41

40

Alliant Techsystems

United States

2 330

2 550

4 362

53

272

14 000

42

45

Fluor[k]

United States

2 260

2 260

27 577

8

456

41 193

43

46

Serco[l]

United Kingdom

2 200

2 230

7 786

28

479

120 000

44

44

CEA

France

2 190

2 300

5 420

40

59

15 953

S

S

Alenia Aeronautica (Finmeccanica)

Italy

2 100

2 050

3 821

55

134

11 708

45

60

NEC[i]

Japan

2 050

1 440

38 497

5

381

102 375

46

57

United Shipbuilding Corporation[f]

Russia

1 950

1 570

5 253

37

. .

. .

47

49

Ordnance Factories[l]

India

1 940

2 120

2 421

80

. .

. .

48

43

Harris

United States

1 900

2 400

5 451

35

31

15 200

49

48

Cobham

United Kingdom

1 890

2 160

2 772

68

326

9 992

50

52

ST Engineering (Temasek)

Singapore

1 890

1 950

5 104

37

461

22 000

51

39

Kawasaki Heavy Industries[i]

Japan

1 860

2 630

16 154

11

387

34 010

S

S

BAE Systems Australia (BAE Systems

Australia

1760

1 860

1 957

90

. .

5 500

52

53

Rafael

Israel

1 700

1 940

1 732

98

147

6 500

53

67

Uralvagonzavod[f]

Russia

1 630

1 200

4 083

40

. .

. .

54

54

Samsung

South Korea

1 557

1 856

178 521

1

21 167

369 000

S

S

Samsung Techwin (Samsung)

South Korea

1 557

1 856

3 005

52

130

8 380

55

58

Mitsubishi Electric[i]

Japan

1 554

1 445

44 708

3

871

120 958

56

-

DSN[i]

Japan

1 530

. .

. .

. .

. .

. .

57

50

ThyssenKrupp

Germany

1 526

2 076

60 469

3

-6 000

167 961

58

65

Dassault Aviation Groupe

France

1 470

1 238

5 066

29

674

11 552

59

63

Ukroboronprom

Ukraine

1 439

1 263

1 599

90

. .

. .

60

56

QinetiQ

United Kingdom

1 410

1 579

2 104

67

-211

9 498

61

66

Fincantieri

Italy

1 298

1 223

3 066

42

19

10 240

62

61

Kongsberg Gruppen

Norway

1 294

1 442

2 690

48

227

6 259

63

62

Diehl

Germany

1 197

1 385

3 637

33

39

14 369

64

55

Navantia

Spain

1 130

1 651

1 255

90

-101

5 537

65

71

Chemring Group

United Kingdom

1 126

1 075

1 173

96

. .

4 193

66

84

Embraer

Brazil

1 060

860

6 241

17

357

18 032

67

79

Korea Aerospace Industries

South Korea

1 060

890

1 395

76

115

2 970

68

70

Triumph Group

United States

1 030

1 090

3 703

28

297

13 900

69

72

Jacobs Engineering Group[k]

United States

1 020

1 070

10 894

9

379

63 400

70

83

Precision Castparts

United States

1 010

870

8 378

12

1 429

28 500

71

51

Navistar

United States

1 000

2 000

12 948

8

–3 010

18 500

72

77

Meggitt

United Kingdom

990

940

2 545

39

575

10 980

73

64

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

Germany

980

1 250

1 031

95

. .

. .

74

80

Bharat Electronics

India

960

890

1 125

85

167

10 305

75

74

Moog

United States

950

1 000

2 470

39

152

10 976

76

-

IHI Group[i]

Japan

940

440

17 546

5

877

. .

77

76

AAR Corp

United States

930

950

2 065

45

68

6 700

S

S

Thales Systémes Aéroportés (Thales)

France

930

. .

929

100

103

. .

78

73

RUAG

Switzerland

930

1 040

1 856

50

86

7 739

79

69

Nexter

France

910

1 120

1 954

95

120

1 791

80

75

GKN

United Kingdom

900

970

10 317

9

932

48 000

81

92

Patria Industries

Finland

890

770

981

91

11

3 587

S

S

Selex Galileo SpA (Finmeccanica)

Italy

880

840

1 005

88

72

2 684

82

47

KBR[l]

United States

880

2 180

7 921

11

144

27 000

83

82

Cupic Corporation

United States

870

870

1 381

63

92

8 200

84

91

LIG Nex1

South Korea

870

820

866

100

30

2 690

85

86

Aselan

Turkey

870

850

909

95

163

5 205

S

S

Thales Australia (Thales, France)

Australia

840

690

1 012

83

. .

3 300

86

78

CAE

Canada

840

900

2 107

40

143

7 670

87

81

SRA International[m]

United States

830

870

1 675

50

-68

6 100

88

95

Gencorp

United States

830

740

955

83

-3

3 391

89

89

Bumar Group[n]

Poland

820

830

1 031

80

-5

9 289

90

85

Ultra Electronics

United Kingdom

820

860

1 206

68

183

. .

91

87

Aerospace Corp

United States

800

840

903

89

. .

. .

92

FIAT

Italy

800

650

107 637

1

1 809

26 307

S

S

IVECO

Italy

800

660

11 465

7

603

26 307

93

Esterline Technologies

United States

800

690

1 992

40

113

12 185

94

94

Mitre[k]

United States

780

770

1 421

55

7 613

95

100

Mission Essential[k]

United States

770

700

. .

. .

. .

8 000

S

S

Raytheon Australia (Raytheon, USA)

Australia

760

770

. .

. .

. .

1 480

96

ASC

Australia

760

660

824

92

15

2 270

S

S

Selex Elsag (Finmeccanica)

Italy

750

900

1 474

51

64

7 020

97

97

Alion Science and Technology

United States

750

730

817

92

-41

2 882

98

68

AM General[k]

United States

740

1 130

. .

. .

. .

2 000

99

98

Teledyne Technologies

United States

720

720

2 127

34

164

7 200

100

Hanwha

South Korea

720

. .

4 765

15

102

3 480

 

[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, 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 2012. An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2011. Company names and structures are listed as they were on 31 Dec. 2012. Information about subsequent changes is provided in these notes. The 2011 ranks may differ from those published in SIPRI Yearbook 2013 and elsewhere 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] EADS was renamed Airbus Group in Jan. 2014.

[e] United Technologies acquired Goodrich in July 2012. The figures for 2012 are pro forma figures calculated as if Goodrich had been acquired at the beginning of 2012 and assume that the military share of Goodrich’s sales was even throughout the year.

[f] Due to the limited availability of financial information on Russian arms companies, the arms sales figures for most of these companies in 2011 and 2012 are estimated based on total company sales and are subject to substantial margins of error. There may be other Russian companies that should be in the list but for which insufficient data is available.

[g] Vertolety Rossii (Russian Helicopters) and United Engine Corporation are subsidiaries of OPK Oboronprom, but, since comparable financial data for Oboronprom for 2011 is not currently available, they are reported here as independent companies. For more 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.

[h] Arms sales for Booz Allen Hamilton are sales to defence clients as reported by the company.

[i] Arms sales figures for Japanese companies represent new military contracts rather than revenues.

[j] Arms sales figures for Hewlett-Packard are based on data on US prime contract awards from USAspending.gov plus sales to the British Ministry of Defence from UK Defence Statistics. They may be underestimated as awards from classified contracts are not included in the US data.

[k] Arms sales figures for these companies are based on data on US prime contract awards from USA spending.gov. They may be underestimated as awards from classified contracts are not included in this data.

[l] Arms sales figures for these companies are estimates and are subject to a high degree of uncertainty.

[m] Arms sales figures for SRA International are for ‘National Security’ revenue. As this category includes sales to the US departments of Homeland Security and Justice, as well as to the Department of Defense, it is an overestimate.

[n] Arms sales figures for Bumar Group are estimates and are subject to a high degree of uncertainty. Bumar Group was renamed Polish Defence Holding (Polski Holding Obronny, PHO) in May 2013 and in Sep. 2013 it was announced that PHO would form part of a larger group, the Polish Armaments Group (Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa, PGZ).

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