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A defense contractor (or defence contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides product or services to a defense department of a government. Products typically include military aircraft, ships, vehicles, weaponry, and electronic systems. Services can include logistics, technical support and training and communications support.

Defense contractors do not generally provide direct support of military operations. Under 1949 Geneva Conventions defense contractors engaged in direct support of military operations may be legitimate targets of military attack. Compare to a private military contractor.

Top 10 worldwide defense contractors, 2008
Rank Name Country/location 2007 rank Defense revenue
(US$ billion)
% of total revenue
1 Boeing 1 30.5 48.0
2 BAE Systemsmarker 2 29.9 95.0
3 Lockheed Martin 3 29.4 92.0
4 Northrop Grumman 4 24.6 77.0
5 General Dynamics 6 21.5 79.0
6 Raytheon 5 19.5 93.0
7 EADS 7 13.1 21.3
8 L-3 Communications 8 11.2 81.0
9 Finmeccanica 9 9.9 53.6
10 Thales Group 10 9.4 56.0


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  1. Jorn Madslien, Military spending sets new record, Page last updated at 09:00 GMT, Monday, 8 June 2009 10:00 UK, BBC News



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