The 10 Companies That Dominate the Global Arms Trade
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The world puts $1.69 trillion towards military expenditures per year, and about $375 billion of that goes towards buying arms specifically.
Whether it is guns, tanks, jets, missiles, or ships that are on your shopping list, in the international arms community, there is a supplier for any weapon your country desires.
ARMS DEALERS, BY SALES
Today’s chart organizes the world’s top arms companies by sales, location, and arms as a percentage of sales:
RankCompanyCountryArms sales (2016)Arms as % of sales
#1 Lockheed Martin USA $40.8B 86%
#2 Boeing USA $29.5B 31%
#3 Raytheon USA $22.9B 95%
#4 BAE Systems UK $22.8B 95%
#5 Northrop Grumman USA $21.4B 87%
#6 General Dynamics USA $19.2B 61%
#7 Airbus Group EU $12.5B 17%
#8 BAE Systems (U.S.) USA $9.3B 93%
#9 L3 Technologies USA $8.9B 85%
#10 Leonardo Italy $8.5B 64%