Top Defense Contractors by Revenue

Last Updated Nov 13, 2008 6:07 AM EST has ranked the top 100 Defense contractors by revenue. Here are the Top 10 as of 2008:

1. Lockheed Martin
2. Boeing
3. KBR
4. Northrop Grumman
5. General Dynamics
6. Raytheon
8. L-3 Communciations
9. EDS Corporation
10. Fluor Corporation

Boeing, GD, Lockheed, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon provide big ticket ships, aircraft and ground systems as well as support and services. SAIC, EDS and KBR provide mainly services. L-3 makes large, C3I systems that are expensive and complex. Fluor provides engineering services and construction and has won several large government contracts lately.

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    Matthew Potter is a resident of Huntsville, Ala., where he works supporting U.S. Army aviation programs. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began work as a defense contractor in Washington D.C. specializing in program management and budget development and execution. In the last 15 years Matthew has worked for several companies, large and small, involved in all aspects of government contracting and procurement. He holds two degrees in history as well as studying at the Defense Acquisition University. He has written for Seeking Alpha and at his own website,