Special Report

The States Making the Most Weapons for the US Army

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30. Oregon
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 3 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Daimler Trucks North America, Pacific Star Communications, and Vigor Works
> Associated weapons systems: Line Haul Tractor, Tactical Network Transport, Unified Network Operations, and Army Watercraft Systems

29. Vermont
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 3 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Galvion and General Dynamics
> Associated weapons systems: Soldier Protection System, Integrated Tactical Network, Mortar Weapons Systems, and Signal Modernization

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28. Kentucky
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 4 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass, Conco, Fibrotex USA, and FLIR
> Associated weapons systems: Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, Hydra Rocket Systems, and Ultra Lightweight Camouflage Net System

27. Minnesota
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 4 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Cummins Power Generation, Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, and Orbital Alliant Techsystems
> Associated weapons systems: Tactical Electric Power, Defense Enterprise Wideband SATCOM System, and Forward Area Air Defense Command and Control

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26. Tennessee
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 4 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Accurate Energetic, BAE Systems, and Barrett Firearms Manufacturing
> Associated weapons systems: Precision Weapons — Individual Weapons, Lightweight Towed Howitzer, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, and Joint Battle Command-Platform

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