QinetiQ was created in 2001 when the British Ministry of Defense (MoD) split up the Defense Evaluation Research Agency (DERA), the UK equivalent to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). One part of the company remained inside the MoD, but the other half was sold to the private sector and became QinetiQ.
Alliant Techsystems (ATK) is headquartered in Edina, Minnesota and was founded in 1990 as an offshoot from the Honeywell corporation. ATK provides small-caliber ammunition to military, police, and hunters. In recent years the corporation has been awarded more contracts for guided weapons, which maximize damage to the target while minimizing civilian casualties.
Founded in 1976, Anteon is an information technology and engineering company focusing on intelligence and national defense. Anteon is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia as a private contractor. It's main client is the U.S government with more than 90 percent of its revenues from Homeland Security, Intelligence Agencies, and the Pentagon.
Halliburton is a leader in the oil services industry as a provider of engineering and construction services for oil extraction and development. After separating from Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) in 2007, it is no longer in the business of providing military logistics support.
Founded in 1969, Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is a major intelligence, military, aerospace, engineering and systems contractor. It is involved in defense/military (DoD), intelligence community, and homeland security contracting, as well as selected commercial markets.
Boeing describes itself as "the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S.
KBR specializes in engineering and construction, and is a major contractor for the US Military. It is a former subsidiary of Halliburton, and is the largest non-union construction company in the United States. KBR is the largest US private employer in Iraq with roughly 20,000 employees and 40,000 subcontractors.
Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian conglomerate, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942, at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. Over the years it has been a large manufacturer of regional aircraft, business jets, mass transportation equipment, recreational equipment and a financial services provider. Bombardier is a Fortune Global 500 conglomerate company. Its headquarters are in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Blackwater USA is a private military company and security firm founded in 1997 by Erik Prince and Al Clark. It is based in the U.S. state of North Carolina, where it operates a tactical training facility that it claims is the world's largest. The company trains more than 40,000 people a year, from all the military services and a variety of other agencies. The company markets itself as being "The most comprehensive professional military, law enforcement, security, peacekeeping, and stability operations company in the world".
Finmeccanica is determined to become one of the world’s leading aerospace and weapons producers. The company, publicly traded but controlled by the Italian government, has spent the past decade forming a complicated web of alliances with Europe’s other players in this field, and now it has its sights set on the huge U.S. military market. It already got a foothold when one of its helicopters was chosen to become the new Marine One used by the U.S. President.