World's Top 10 Defence Companies

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  1. Daredevil

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    1. Lockheed Martin

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m):46,499
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 2,655
    (Source: SIPRI)

    2. Boeing

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 68,735
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 4,018

    3. BAE Systems

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 30,689
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 2,349


    4. General Dynamics

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 32,677
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 2,526

    5. Raytheon

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 24,857
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 1,896


    6. Northrop Grumman

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 26,412
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 2,118

    7. EADS

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 68,295
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): 1,442


    8. Finmeccanica

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    Total sales 2011 (US$m): 24,074
    Total profit 2011 (US$m): -3, 206
     
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    Sales don't match up there to the rankings.
     
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    Boeing and Unite Technologies ( Pratt and Whitney) derive bulk of their sales from Commercial aircraft/ non military sales so the rankings do make sense at some level.
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    I don't like these lists because it doesn't include security sales which should be included. For the list to be complete it needs to list arm sales. It is rather pointless including commercial sales with no defence or security applications.
     
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    No wonder Finmeccanica is going minus. Paying bribes to get contracts. :thumb:
     

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