Pentagon List out Top Defence Suppliers

Pentagon has released the names of top defence suppliers as a part of Superiors Suppliers Incentive Group (SSIP), listing out the top 25 largest defence partners from the Air Force & the Army categorised according to the performance. The performance index is based upon the Technology Innovation, Durability and Agility in the defence components supplied to the uniformed services. These were analyzed based on the inputs given by officials from the Air Force and the Army.

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As per the Air Force, the top supplier of Fighter Aircraft in the segment comes from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Top Engine supplier is from the Rolls Royce. Boeing Military Division was listed second and Northrop Grumman Aerospace came third in the list. Lockheed Martin has got this reputation because of its stealth technology encapsulated in the fighter planes it offered. It has successfully produced world’s first fifth generation fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor and closely working on F-35 Lightning version 2. Rolls Royce was an ultimate choice beating Pratt & Whitney due to the lift off engines supplied for F-35 Lightning fighter aircraft.

As per the Army, BAE Systems stood first in the list followed by Boeing Global Services & Support and Finmeccanica DRS Technologies  standing second & third. BAE Systems supplied armaments to the Army such as Advanced Gun System, The M113 armored personal carrier and M2/M3 Bradley family armored vehicles. The release also states the distinguished suppliers who are willing to perform the joint research and development program to be conducted amongst them.

The rankings were released in statement on Monday by the officials from Department of Defence; the ratings were purely based on Pentagon’s internal data system known to be the Contractor Performance Assessment System. The Pentagon listed out the companies according to the Business segment to provide a clear picture.

The Business segments were ranked in the top tier to have potential advantages over the competitors, including the possibility of discussion with military acquisitions.

The following list is categorized upon the uniformed services.

Air Force:

  1. BAE Systems Electronic Systems
  2. Boeing Commercial Aircraft
  3. General Dynamics Aerospace
  4. L-3 Communications Systems
  5. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  6. Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions
  7. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training
  8. Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  9. Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  10. Rockwell Collins Commercial Systems
  11. Rolls Royce
  12. Sierra Nevada Corp
  13. United Technologies: Pratt & Whitney
  14. Boeing Military Aircraft
  15. Boeing Global Services & Support
  16. Boeing Network & Space Systems
  17. GE Aviation
  18. Honeywell International Aerospace
  19. L-3 Aerospace Systems
  20. L-3 National Security Solutions
  21. Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
  22. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  23. Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
  24. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  25. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems


  1. BAE Electronic
  2. BAE Global Combat Systems
  3. Boeing Global Services & Support
  4. Finmeccanica DRS Technologies
  5. General Electric Aviation
  6. Harris Corporation
  7. Lockheed Martin Info. Systems & Global Solutions
  8. Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
  9. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training
  10. Science Application International Corporation – Research and Development
  11. SRC Tech Inc.
  12. Aerovironment Inc.
  13. Boeing Military Aircraft
  14. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
  15. Chemring Group PLC
  16. Cubic Inc.
  17. General Dynamics Info. Systems and Technology
  18. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  19. Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
  20. Northrop Grumman Information Systems
  21. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  22. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
  23. Science Application International Corporation – Government Services
  24. Thales-Raytheon Systems
  25. Alliant Techsystems Defense Group

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