Ranking of arms producers for 2010

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has released their annual ranking of the 100 highest arms producing and military services companies in 2010. Of the top 50 companies, 9 were producers of small arms and ammunition, including UK based BAE Systems (in second place), US based General Dynamics  (in 5th place) Italian company Finmeccanica (in 8th place) and French company Thales (in 11th place).