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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 SystemsUK
7 (7)Airbus GroupTrans-European
9 (9)FinmeccanicaItaly
11 (12)Almaz-AnteyRussia
12 (10)ThalesFrance
14 (15)United Aircraft Corp.Russia
15 (17)United Shipbuilding Corp.Russia
16 (14)Rolls-RoyceUK
17 (16)SAFRANFrance
20 (19)DCNSFrance
23 (26)Russian HelicoptersRussia
24 (–)United Instrument Manufacturing Corp.Russia
25 (27)Babcock International GroupUK
S (S)AgustaWestland (Finmeccanica)Italy
S (S)MBDA (BAE Systems UK/EADS W. Eur. Finmeccanica Italy)Trans-European
31 (32)RheinmetallGermany
34 (46)Tactical Missiles Corp.Russia
37 (31)SaabSweden
38 (36)United Engine Corp.Russia
39 (–)High Precision SystemsRussia
42 (59)ThyssenKruppGermany
44 (45)CEAFrance
S (S)Sukhoi (United Aircraft Corp.)Russia
45 (54)KRETRussia
49 (39)SercoUK
S (S)Selex ES SpA (Finmeccanica)Italy
S (S)Alenia Aermacchi (Finmeccanica)Italy
53 (56)CobhamUK
61 (80)UralvagonzavodRussia
62 (60)FincantieriItaly
64 (75)NexterFrance
65 (53)Dassault Aviation GroupFrance
S (85)Sozvezdie (UIMC)Russia
67 (–)Polish Armaments GroupPoland
S (S)Irkut (UAC)Russia
S (S)UMPO (United Engine Corp.)Russia
72 (64)QinetiQUK
73 (66)ASELSANTurkey
S (S)Sevmash (USC)Russia
S (S)MiG (United Aircraft Corp.)Russia
S (S)Zvezdochka (USC)Russia
80 (104)Pilatus AircraftSwitzerland
S (S)Thales UK (Thales France)UK
83 (73)Krauss-Maffei WegmannGermany
85 (68)Kongsberg GruppenNorway
S (S)Admiralty Shipyards (USC)Russia
87 (76)MeggittUK
89 (103)Turkish Aerospace IndustriesTurkey
90 (58)UkrOboronPromUkraine
91 (101)RTIRussia
92 (91)RUAGSwitzerland
93 (93)CNH IndustrialTrans-European
96 (74)Patria IndustriesFinland


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