Top 10 Defence Companies: EADS #7
The Franco-German powerhouse of Europe, EADS, makes it to number seven on the list of the biggest defence companies.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) is a pan-European defence company whose shareholders include the French and German governments.
EADS consists of Airbus, a leader in commercial and military aircraft; Astrium, the third biggest space provider in the world; and Cassidian, a cyber security and services provider.
Here are some stats and facts based on the most recent financial data:
Country France / Germany
Arms sales (US$ m.) 16,390
Total sales (US$ m.) 68,295
Total profit (US$ m.) 1,442
Total employed 133,120
Ticker symbol Euronext: EAD
CEO Tom Enders
Based on data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)