Special Report

The States Making the Most Weapons for the US Army

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5. Alabama
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 26
> Notable contractors: BAE Systems, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman
> Associated weapons systems: Bradley Fighting Vehicle, Apache Attack Helicopter, and Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense

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4. Maryland
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 39
> Notable contractors: Booz Allen Hamilton, Cellphire, Lockheed Martin, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, and Sierra Nevada Corporation
> Associated weapons systems: Common Hardware Systems, Unified Command Suite, Warfighter Protection and Acute Care, Apache Attack Helicopter, and Joint Air-to-Ground Missile

3. Florida
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 43
> Notable contractors: Blue Sky, Honeywell, Hoverfly, Longbow, Phoenix Defense, and Raytheon
> Associated weapons systems: Signal Modernization, Abrams Main Battle Tank, Integrated Tactical Network, Apache Attack Helicopter, and Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability

2. California
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 44
> Notable contractors: Cisco Systems, L3, Oracle, Palantir, and Raytheon
> Associated weapons systems: Signal Modernization, Mortar Weapon Systems, Distributed Common Ground System, and Army Vantage

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1. Virginia
> Number of US Army contractors operating in the state: 53
> Notable contractors: Bowhead, Collins Aerospace, Eagle Industries, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon
> Associated weapons systems: Common Hardware Systems, Joint Battle Command-Platform, Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer, and Soldier Protection System

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