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Europe: Top military equipment OEMs
Western European companies’ arms sales decreased by 7.4 percent in 2014. Only German (+9.4 percent) and Swiss (+11.2 percent) companies show overall growth in their arms sales in real terms.
After looking at the biggest arms and military equipment manufacturers in the world last week, we have - or rather SIPRI did - now ranked out the European players. Please note that we included both Russian and Turkish companies here.
EDITOR'S NOTE_ *Companies are ranked according to the value of their arms sales in 2014. An S denotes a subsidiary company. A dash (–) indicates that the company did not rank among the SIPRI Top 100 for 2013. Company names and structures are listed as they were on 31 Dec. 2014.
|3 (3)||BAE Systems||UK|
|7 (7)||Airbus Group||Trans-European|
|14 (15)||United Aircraft Corp.||Russia|
|15 (17)||United Shipbuilding Corp.||Russia|
|23 (26)||Russian Helicopters||Russia|
|24 (–)||United Instrument Manufacturing Corp.||Russia|
|25 (27)||Babcock International Group||UK|
|S (S)||AgustaWestland (Finmeccanica)||Italy|
|S (S)||MBDA (BAE Systems UK/EADS W. Eur. Finmeccanica Italy)||Trans-European|
|34 (46)||Tactical Missiles Corp.||Russia|
|38 (36)||United Engine Corp.||Russia|
|39 (–)||High Precision Systems||Russia|
|S (S)||Sukhoi (United Aircraft Corp.)||Russia|
|S (S)||Selex ES SpA (Finmeccanica)||Italy|
|S (S)||Alenia Aermacchi (Finmeccanica)||Italy|
|65 (53)||Dassault Aviation Group||France|
|S (85)||Sozvezdie (UIMC)||Russia|
|67 (–)||Polish Armaments Group||Poland|
|S (S)||Irkut (UAC)||Russia|
|S (S)||UMPO (United Engine Corp.)||Russia|
|S (S)||Sevmash (USC)||Russia|
|S (S)||MiG (United Aircraft Corp.)||Russia|
|S (S)||Zvezdochka (USC)||Russia|
|80 (104)||Pilatus Aircraft||Switzerland|
|S (S)||Thales UK (Thales France)||UK|
|83 (73)||Krauss-Maffei Wegmann||Germany|
|85 (68)||Kongsberg Gruppen||Norway|
|S (S)||Admiralty Shipyards (USC)||Russia|
|89 (103)||Turkish Aerospace Industries||Turkey|
|93 (93)||CNH Industrial||Trans-European|
|96 (74)||Patria Industries||Finland|
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