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The SIPRI Top 100 ranks the largest arms-producing companies in the world (outside China) according to their arms sales. It includes data on their size and profits.The 10 largest companies in 2007 are listed below.
|1||Boeing||30 480||4 074|
|2||BAE Systems (UK)||29 850||1 800|
|3||Lockheed Martin||29 400||3 033|
|4||Northrop Grumman||24 600||1 803|
|5||General Dynamics||21 520||2 080|
|6||Raytheon||19 540||1 474|
|7||EADS (West Europe)||13 100||-610|
|8||l-3 Communications||11 240||756|
|9||Finmeccanica (Italy)||9 850||713|
|10||Thales (France)||9 350||1 214|
Companies are US-based, unless indicated otherwise. The profit figures are from all company activities, including non-military sales.
Eight companies entered the Top 100 in 2007, seven of them for the first time. The same five companies have appeared at the top of the SIPRI Top 100 since 2002, only the order has changed. The only change in the top 10 companies since 2002 has been the replacement of United Technologies by L-3 Communications. This is a symptom of the high degree of continuity that has prevailed in the structure of the Euro-Atlantic arms industry in recent years.
Figures for a country or region refer to the arms sales of Top 100 companies headquartered in that country or region, including those in its foreign subsidiaries, and thus do not reflect the sales of arms actually produced in that country or region.