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Top Military Contractors


The following companies are the top 10 recipients of U.S. military dollars for the 2005 fiscal year.

Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Maryland; CEO: Robert J. Stevens
Military contracts in 2005: $19.4 billion
Total contributions for the 2004 election cycle: $2,212,836

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $50,265,100
Products: F-16, F/A-22 jet fighters, C-130J air transport, Hellfire, Javelin missiles

Boeing of Chicago, Illinois; CEO: Jim McNerney
Military contracts in 2005: $18.3 billion
Total contributions for the 2004 election cycle: $1,659,213

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $40,379,500
Products: F-15 fighter, C-17 air transport, Apache Helicopter, JDAM "smart" bombs

Northrop Grumman of Los Angeles, CA; CEO: Ronald Sugar
Military contracts in 2005: $13.5 billion
Total contributions in 2004 election cycle: $1.77 million

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $30,049,800
Products and services: B-2 stealth bomber, amphibious assault ships, training Iraqi army

General Dynamics of Fall Church, Virginia; CEO: Nicholas D. Chabraja
Military contracts in 2005: $10.6 billion
Total contributions in the 2004 election cycle: $1,437,602

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $65,892,700
Products: Abrams M1 tanks, Trident submarines

Raytheon of Waltham, Massachusetts; CEO: William H. Swanson
Military contracts in 2005: $9.1 billion
Defense-related contributions in the 2004 election cycle: $811,949

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $27,407,000
Products: Patriot & Tomahawk missiles, "Bunker Buster" bomb, “Paveway” laser guided bomb

Halliburton of Houston, Texas; CEO: David J. Lesar
Military contracts in 2005: $5.8 billion
Oil and gas-related contributions in the 2004 election cycle: $221,249

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $49,491,100
Services: Runs US military bases in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Djibouti, Georgia, Jordan, Kuwait, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Built Guantanamo Bay, Cuba prisons, South Vietnam & Diego Garcia military bases. Oil field services, logistics (including feeding
troops)

BAE Systems PLC of Farnborough, UK; CEO: Mike Turner
Military contracts in 2005: $5.6 billion
Defense-related contributions in the 2004 election cycle (by its North American subsidiary, BAE Systems Inc.): $486,734

Products: Gun and missile systems, infantry fighting vehicles, military fighter aircraft

United Technologies of Hartford, Connecticut; CEO: George David
Military contracts in 2005: $5.0 billion
Defense-related contributions in the 2004 election cycle: $558,850

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $200,303,900
Products: Black Hawk, Sea Hawk, Comanche helicopters, engines for
F-15 and F-16 fighter jets

L-3 Communications of New York, New York; Interim CEO: Michael T. Strianese
Military contracts in 2005: $4.7 billion
Defense-related contributions in the 2004 election cycle: $403,719

Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $18,209,000
Products: Satellite, avionics, missile defense, marine communications

Computer Sciences Corp. of El Segundo, California; CEO: Van Honeycutt
Military contracts in 2005: $2.8 billion
Total CEO compensation for 2002-2006: $44,078,800

Products: Information technology, biometric ID systems for US military facilities in Iraq

 

 
Military contract figures are from the US Department of Defense. Campaign contribution figures are from opensecrets.org. CEO compensation figures and product information are from Executive Excess 2006: Defense and Oil Executives Cash in on Conflict, a report authored by Sarah Anderson and John Cavanagh of the Institute for Policy Studies, and Chuck Collins and Eric Benjamin of United for a Fair Economy.


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