Defense contractor

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A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. While most defense contractors provide logistics, technical and training (e.g., warfare simulation), and communications support, a few defense contractors are directly involved with weaponry.


Top 10 Defense contractors 2004
Rank Name Country 2003 Rank Defense Revenue
($ million)
% of total revenue
1 Lockheed Martin U.S. 1 $30,097 94.6
2 Boeing U.S. 2 $27,360 54.2
3 Northrop Grumman U.S. 5 $18,700 71.4
4 BAE Systems U.K. (1) 4 $17,159 76.7
5 Raytheon U.S. 3 $16,896 93.3
6 General Dynamics U.S. 6 $12,782 76.9
7 Thales France 7 $8,476 63.7
8 EADS Netherlands (2) 8 $8,036 21.3
9 Finmeccanica Italy 9 $5,895 54.3
10 United Technologies U.S. 11 $5,300 17.1
  1. U.S. defense sales now surpass U.K. defense sales, see subsidiary: BAE Systems North America
  2. Incorporated in Netherlands, merger of French, German and Spanish aviation companies
Source: www.defensenews.com (http://www.defensenews.com/content/features/2004chart1.html)

See also

id:Kontraktor militer

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