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UK Defense Companies (2024 - 2029)

Numerous global companies are leading the way in the defense and aerospace sector, offering cutting-edge solutions and technologies. These corporations, which include renowned firms from the US, the UK, and Europe, are known for their innovation in areas such as aerospace systems, defense electronics, and naval and land systems. They are also recognized for their commitment to research and development, leading to advancements in areas such as cybersecurity, unmanned systems, and space exploration. The competitive nature of the industry pushes these enterprises to continually improve and adapt, ensuring their offerings are at the forefront of technological progress.

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Top Companies in UK Defense Market

This report lists the top UK Defense companies based on the 2023 & 2024 market share reports. Mordor Intelligence expert advisors conducted extensive research and identified these brands to be the leaders in the UK Defense industry.

  1. Lockheed Martin Corporation

  2. Airbus SE

  3. BAE Systems plc

  4. Leonardo S.p.A.


*Disclaimer: Top companies sorted in no particular order

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UK Defense Market Concentration

UK Defense Market Concentration

UK Defense Company List

              • BAE Systems PLC

              • Lockheed Martin Corporation

              • RTX Corporation

              • Airbus SE

              • Babcock International Group PLC

              • MBDA

              • QinetiQ Group plc

              • Cobham Ultra SeniorCo S.à r.l.

              • Northrop Grumman Corporation

              • L3Harris Technologies Inc.

              • The Boeing Company

              • THALES

              • Leonardo SpA

              • General Dynamics Corporation

              • HENSOLDT AG

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          UK Defense Market Companies Summary

          The UK defense market is supported by a diverse range of players, with both local and international entities playing significant roles. The market is partially dominated by UK-based firms, while companies from the United States also hold substantial influence. The UK Ministry of Defense encourages open competition policies, seeking the highest quality defense equipment at the best value. When the benefits of performance, cost, and delivery schedule from foreign sources outweigh the advantages of purchasing British alternatives, the Ministry of Defense opts to acquire defense equipment from these international sources. Prominent players in the UK defense market are expected to maintain a significant market share throughout the forecast period. One such leading supplier is heavily involved in a major program, further solidifying its position in the market. In addition, this company is currently developing a new aircraft in a consortium with the UK Ministry of Defense and other major companies, with plans for induction replacing current service aircraft in the mid-2030s. Partnerships like these for various development and procurement programs are anticipated to help companies increase their market share in the coming years.

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          UK Defense Companies - Table of Contents


            1. 1.1 Company Profiles

              1. 1.1.1 BAE Systems PLC

              2. 1.1.2 Lockheed Martin Corporation

              3. 1.1.3 RTX Corporation

              4. 1.1.4 Airbus SE

              5. 1.1.5 Babcock International Group PLC

              6. 1.1.6 MBDA

              7. 1.1.7 QinetiQ Group plc

              8. 1.1.8 Cobham Ultra SeniorCo S.à r.l.

              9. 1.1.9 Northrop Grumman Corporation

              10. 1.1.10 L3Harris Technologies Inc.

              11. 1.1.11 The Boeing Company

              12. 1.1.12 THALES

              13. 1.1.13 Leonardo SpA

              14. 1.1.14 General Dynamics Corporation

              15. 1.1.15 HENSOLDT AG

          UK Defense Companies FAQs

          Lockheed Martin Corporation, Airbus SE, BAE Systems plc, Leonardo S.p.A. and THALES are the major companies operating in the UK Defense Market.

          UK Defence Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)