- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
I. Selection criteria and sources of data
Table 6A.1. The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing companies in the world excluding China, 2008
The SIPRI Top 100 list ranks the largest arms-producing companies in the world (outside China) according to their arms sales.
|1||BAE Systems (UK)||32 420||3 250|
|2||Lockheed Martin||29 880||3 217|
|3||Boeing||29 200||2 672|
|4||Northrop Grumman||26 090||-1 262|
|5||General Dynamics||22 780||2 459|
|6||Raytheon||21 030||1 672|
|7||EADS (trans-Europe)||17 900||2 302|
|8||Finmeccanica (Italy)||13 240||996|
|9||L-3 Communications||12 160||949|
|10||Thales (France)||10 760||952|
Companies are US-based, unless indicated otherwise. The profit figures are from all company activities, including non-military sales.
Almaz Antei tripled its arms sales since 2003 to reach $4.3 billion in 2008, entering the top 20—a first for a Russian company. No Australian-owned company appeared in the SIPRI Top 100 for 2008 following BAE Systems’ acquisition of Tenix Defence Systems in early 2008. Hewlett-Packard entered the Top 100 following its acquisition of EDS, a former Top 100 arms-producing company.
Figures refer to the arms sales of Top 100 companies headquartered in each country or region, including those of their foreign subsidiaries, not the sales of arms actually produced in that country or region.