Special Report

The States Making the Most Weapons for the US Army

20. Colorado
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 6 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Birdon America, GPS Source, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman
> Associated weapons systems: Military Bridging Systems, Mounted Assured Positioning Navigation and Timing System, and Precision Strike Missile

19. South Carolina
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 6 (tied)
> Notable contractors: Critical Solutions International, Fabrique National Manufacturing, Sius Target Systems, and Steven Aerospace and Defense Systems
> Associated weapons systems: Future Army System of Integrated Targets, Small Arms — Crew Served Weapons, and Mine Protection Vehicle Family

18. Utah
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 6 (tied)
> Notable contractors: BioFire Defense, L3 Communications, L3 Harris, and Visionary Products
> Associated weapons systems: Radiological Detection System, Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Medical, and Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System

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17. Indiana
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 7
> Notable contractors: AM General, Cummins, Flexible Concepts, and Raytheon
> Associated weapons systems: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Mortar Weapon Systems, Improved Target Acquisition System

16. Arizona
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 8 (tied)
> Notable contractors: General Dynamics, Honeywell, L3, and Raytheon
> Associated weapons systems: Hydra Rocket Systems, Military Bridging Systems, Abrams Main Battle Tank, Artillery Ammunition, and Patriot Advanced Capability

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