The BAE-EADS merger would have resulted in the world’s biggest defense contractors by sales. Here’s a look at the top 10 players in the world of weapon systems, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
1. Lockheed Martin (United States)An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet manufactured by Lockheed Martin makes a test flight over Fort Worth. Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin is the world's biggest defense contractor. The company made $35.7 billion in arms sales in 2010.U.S. Air Force via Bloomberg News