Weapons Journal: 13 September 2007 — Where weapons come from and where they go
62.9% of sales from the largest 100 arms producing companies in 2005 came from the U.S., according to SIPRI. 40 companies contributed to the U.S. ranking, together raking in $182.5 billion for that year.
SIPRI lists the companies as: “Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, United Technologies Corp., SAIC, Computer Sciences Corp. and 31 others (see full list).”
Source: Source: CRS Report for Congress, Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 1998-2005
Major NATO countries supplied over 61% of arms transfers between 1998-2005.
Movers and shakers – who’s buying and selling arms