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last updated 11-Aug-2021

List / Directory of Corporate Conglomerates focusing on Aerospace, Defense, Homeland Security, Intelligence, IT, Systems Integration, and Outsourcing and by areas of operation, capabilities, corporate evolution, and noteworthy subsidiaries. All these highly-diversified corporations offer services wholly or partially overlapping private security and private military service provision.



Fluor Corporation

Fluor has been providing engineering, procurement and construction services for more than 100 years. The company is an industry leader providing rapid response, life support services, logistics, construction and operations and maintenance for global military operations and humanitarian and disaster relief missions. Fluor's support services to U.S. Government agencies include base engineering and construction, base operations, contingency operations, emergency response, and life support services. Utilizing a commercial execution model to scale services and rapidly deploy resources, Fluor provides support to clients around the world. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2021]:


Finmeccanica SpA

Following the restructuring of the firm into 'One Company', Finmeccanica evolved into Leonardo - Listing preserved for research purposes.

Based on the dual application of technologies, Finmeccanica designs and creates products, systems, services and integrated solutions both for the defence sector and for public and private customers of the civil sector. Finmeccanica operates in about 20 countries but has a significant industrial presence in the United Kingdom, Poland and the United States. Under the new ‘One Company' Finmeccanica is focused on four activity sectors: Helicopters, Aeronautics, Electronics, Defence and Security Systems, and Space. [Information retrieved from the company's website in February 2016]:


General Dynamics Corporation (GD)

Incorporated in 1952, General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company organized into four business groups: Aerospace, Marine Systems, Combat Systems and Technologies. Each business unit is responsible for the execution of its strategy and operational performance. Starting in the mid-1990s, we began expanding by acquiring Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, combat-vehicle-related businesses, IT product and service companies and additional shipyards, forming the foundation of our company today. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2021]:


Halliburton Company

Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world's largest providers of products and services for the ever-evolving needs of the energy industry, serving major, national and independent oil and natural gas companies throughout the world. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2021]:


IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. / IAP (Ingenuity and Purpose)

IAP is a leading provider of global-scale logistics, facilities management, and advanced professional and technical services. With more than 2,000 employees in more than 25 countries around the world, we solve our public and private sector customers' most demanding challenges. With a mix of proven performance, adaptability, and dedication, IAP is trusted to provide multiple and wide-ranging requirements from full base operations service support to expeditionary infrastructure. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2021]:


KBR Inc.

KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies around the world. From building the first offshore platform out of sight of land in 1947 to our work today, for example, overseeing the world's largest road infrastructure project, the Qatar Expressway, they create sustainable value by helping clients meet their most pressing challenges today and into the future. KBR has been a key partner for armed forces and other government-sponsored projects around the globe; their cyber solutions shield the U.S. from outside threats and provide critical surveillance support and give all U.S. military branches an intelligent advantage on physical and virtual battlefields. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2021]:


L3Harris Technologies, Inc. / Harris Corporation

With a history going back to 1890 when Charles and Alfred Harris invented a sheet feeder for printing presses, today Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions aimed at solving government and commercial customers' mission critical challenges. The company's capabilities cover Air, Land, Sea, Space, Cyber, and Multi-Domain areas. [Information retrieved from the company's website in June 2021]:


L-3 Communications Corporation / L-3 Communications Holdings > L3 Technologies

L-3 evolved from Communications Corporation to Holdings, and then Technologies (December 2016) prior to the all-stock merger of the business with Harris Corporation in June 2019 to become today's L3Harris Technologies - see above listing - Listing preserved for research purposes.

In 1997, the late Frank C. Lanza and Robert V. LaPenta decided to form a business that could serve as a leading mezzanine company in the defense electronics and communications industry. A decade later, L-3 products included Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services, guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components In 2017, L3 was composed of three business segments: Electronic Systems, Aerospace Systems, and Communication Systems,[Information retrieved from the company's website in January 2007 and January 2017]: |


Leonardo S.p.A. / Leonardo-Finmeccanica

We are one of the world's major player in Aerospace, Defence and Security, delivering cutting-edge and dual-use technologies, meeting both military and civil requirements through our Divisions: Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, and Cybersecurity. Headquartered in Italy, we operate globally, through an industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, United Kingdom, United States and Poland), and a number of subsidiaries, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures ensuring a global presence. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Lockheed Martin Corporation

With roots going back to 1912, when Glenn L. Martin established the Glenn L. Martin Company and Allan and Malcolm Lockheed founded the Alco Hydro-Aeroplane Company, Lockheed Martin is today a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company is organized around four core business areas: Aeronautics, Missiles and Fire Control (MFC), Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS), and Space. [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2021]:



This is a sample list and not an exhaustive resource. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. This is a professional resource and we are simply trying to help you find the company and/or service you were looking for, be that for research or business purposes. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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