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European Military Contractors

Principal Lines Of Defense Business :
A - aircraft
AR - artillery
AV - armored vehicles
C - communications
DE - defense electronics
E - engines
H - helicopters
M - missiles
NV - naval vessels
O - ordnance
SI - systems integration
SP - space systems
T - trucks

Ex - Exited Defense Sector
M - merged
NA - not available
NR - not ranked
By the end of the Cold War European defense markets fell into three tiers: France, Germany,and the UK, which were essentially self-sufficient and have technologically advanced firms in most sectors; a second tier (dominated by Italy and Spain and trailed by Belgium, the Netherlands, and Norway) that had considerable indigenous capability and some advanced firms but also depended heavily on collaboration; and Greece, Turkey, Portugal, and Denmark, which mostly relied on imports and licensed production.

The development of national champions (monopoly suppliers in individual European countries) and proliferating transnational consolidation have been the two dominant trends in the European defense industry since the 1980s. The small national markets made it impossible to sustain competition in individual countries, but the emergence of national champions was only an interim solution. The problem of the fragmented European market was increasingly solved by transnational (primarily European) corporate consolidation.

With a turnover of 961 billion in 2012, the European defence industry brings a major contribution to the growth of the wider economy. It provides thousands of highly skilled jobs, as it directly employs about 400,000 people. Moreover, driven by a multiplier effect of between 2.2 and 2.4, it generates up to another 960,000 indirect jobs. The defence industry is a major industrial sector, generating innovation and centred on highend engineering and technologies. Its cutting-edge research has created important knock-on effects in other sectors, such as electronics, space and civil aviation. Therefore, it is a sector that is essential to retain if Europe is to remain a world-leading center for manufacturing and innovation.

Company Country Principal Lines Of
Defense Business
2000
world
Rank
2000
Defense
Revenue
2011
world
Rank
2011
Defense
Revenue
Alvis plc U.K. AV68316......
Aselsan Elecktronik Turkey DE 80180......
BabcockU.K. 302,850
BAE SYSTEMS U.K. A,AR,C,DE,M,NV,O,SP,SI 413,248329,150
CASASpainA NRNR3,940
Chemring Group plc U.K.A,DE 9186......
CMNFranceNV............
Cobham plc U.K. A,C,DE,H 56413472,160
Damen ScheldeNetherlandsNV............
Dassault Aviation S.A. France A,SI 32991......
Diehl Stiftung & Co. GermanyAR,DE,M,O 45651......
DCNS France C,DE,NV,SI 231,238243,610
DornierGermanyA............
EADS France A,M,SP,DE,NV,E,H,C74,560716,390
EADS EurocopterEUANRNANR3,540
Ericsson SwedenSP,DE,C 75256......
Finmeccanica ItalyA,M,NV,DE,AR,AV,E,H,C,O261,178......
FinavitecFinlandA............
FokkerNetherlandsA............
GIAT Industries France AV,AR,O54450......
GKN Group U.K. AV,H 201,415......
HgglundsSwedenAVNR------
Hava Elektronik Sanayii Turkey DE 9642......
HDWGermanyNVNR------
Hunting Defence Ltd. U.K. M,SP,DE,O53476......
Indra Systemas S.A. Spain C,DE,SP,SI, 76253......
KockumsSwedenNV............
Krauss-Maffei WegmannGermanyAV,AR,SI 42701......
Leonardo ItalyA,M,NV,DE,AR,AV,E,H,C,O......
MBDAEUMNR...NR4,170
Merwede Shipyard B.V.NetherlandsNV............
NavantiaSpainNV............
Oerlikon Contraves AG SwitzerlandO 301,026......
QinetiQ8 (DERA) U.K. NA NR 920......
RDMNetherlandsNV............
Rheinmetall GermanyAV,AR,C,DE,O,SI 38795......
Rolls-Royce plc U.K. AV,E 152,179174,670
Ruag Suisse Switzerland A,AV,AR,C,DE,H,M,O,SP,SI 47608......
Saab ABSwedenA,M,SP,DE281,119253,080
SAGEM S.A. France C,DE,SI 37875MM
SafranFranceN/RN/R155,240
SercoU.K.NRNR452,230
Short BrothersU.K.A,M ............
Smiths Industries pl U.K. DE171,698......
SNECMA GroupFrance A,M,NV,E39781......
SteyrAustriaAV............
TAITurkey
Thyssen-KruppGermanyNRNR492,080
ThalesFrance AR,C,DE,M,NV,O,SI 84,262119,480
Tusas Aerospace Turkey A 9732......
Vosper Thornycroft U.K. NV,SI 57413......
SOURCE Defense News Top 100



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