Arms Companies

CAAT has recently focused on the following arms companies:

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the world's 3rd largest arms producer and it sells its weaponry indiscriminately around the world. Investigations into allegations of corruption in numerous countries led to plea bargain settlements with authorities in the UK and US.


Chemring is a UK-headquartered plc that produces munitions, bomb detectors, countermeasures and pyrotechnics. Chemring CS gas was used against protestors in Egypt in 2011.


Italian company Finmeccanica is the world's 8th largest arms company. Its products include military helicopters, fighter aircraft, drones, missiles, artillery and armoured vehicles. In October 2012, CAAT's DISARM THE GALLERY campaign successfully ended Finmeccanica's sponsorship of the National Gallery.


Thales is world's 11th largest arms producer, with military products comprising 52% of its 2011 sales. Its arms sectors include electronics, military vehicles, missiles and small arms/ammunition.

Company map

You can find many more arms companies on our company map.

Other sources of information

If you want to do some more research on an arms company, we have a list of sources of information you may find useful.