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  List / Directory of Defense Contractors 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: the defense contractor universe at a glance!  

CACI International. CACI International Inc provides the IT and network solutions needed to prevail in today's new era of defense, intelligence and e-government. From systems integration and managed network solutions to knowledge management, engineering, simulation and information assurance, our solutions lead the transformation of defense and intelligence, assure homeland security, enhance decision making and help government to work smarter, faster and more responsively. [Information retrieved from Profile on 1 January 2007]::

Carlyle Group. Established in 1987, The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. [Information retrieve from Company on 28 October 2003]:

Cobham. Cobham is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Cobham has four divisions specialising in the provision of components, subsystems and services that keep people safe, improve communications and enhance the performance of platforms: Avionics and Surveillance, Defence Systems, Mission Systems, and Aviation Services. [Information retrieved from About Cobham on 7 April 2009]:

Compass Group. The world's leading foodservice company. Our 400,000 employees specialise in providing food, vending and related services on our clients' premises in over 90 countries and we generate annual revenues of around £11 billion. We pride ourselves on developing and delivering original food and service solutions whether in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure, on the move or in remote environments. [Information retrieved from Our Company on 20 December 2006]:

Chemonics International. Chemonics began its work 30 years ago in such far reaching corners of the globe as Afghanistan and Cameroon. Today, we are in Senegal, advising credit unions as they increase lending to thousands of small borrowers. We are in the Philippines,introducing treatment options to combat tuberculosis. We are engineers in Egypt, using new technology to lower pollutants from Cairo's cars and buses. And in Bolivia, we are foresters, helping establish some of the most far-reaching environmental laws anywhere in the developing world. [Information retrieved from About Us on 1 January 2007]:

• Computer Sciences Corporation. At CSC, we have the scale and expertise to create a complete solution for your organization. From front-end consulting and planning, to integrating and even managing your technology solutions, we have the depth and experience to respond to your unique challenges and opportunities. [Information retrieved from Solutions on 1 January 2007]:

Cubic Corporation. Founded by Walter J. Zable, Cubic began life as a small electronics company in a San Diego storefront in 1951. Today, the company's two major segments - the Defense Group and the Transportation Systems Group - have become world leaders in their respective industries with leading edge technologies. Nearly every American pilot, soldier and marine has trained with one of Cubic's air-or-ground combat training systems to gain the winning edge in battle. The company's avionics products have also meant the difference between life and death for pilots who have been downed and rescued behind enemy lines. [Information retrieved from Cubic History on 1 January 2007]:

EADS (European Aeronautic, Defense and Space Company). EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, the Group – comprising the Divisions Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 119,000. [information retrieved from "EADS gets a stronger and consistent brand identity" press release dated 17 September 2010]:

- Cassidian. An EADS Company, Cassidian is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing lead system integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe. Our portfolio ranges from air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems) and land, naval and joint systems through intelligence and surveillance to cyber security and secure communications as well as test systems, missiles, services and support solutions. [Information retrieved from Our Company on 17 September 2010]:

- Eurocopter. The Eurocopter group was created in 1992 with the merger between the helicopter divisions of Aerospatiale-matra (France) and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace (Germany). The group is now a subsidiary owned 100% by EADS, one of the three largest aerospace groups in the world. By a process of successive integrations, Eurocopter has become Europe's leading fully-integrated aeronautical group and is, at present, composed of three entities: the parent company EADS, Eurocopter, the German subsidiary, Eurocopter Deutschland; and the Spanich subsidiary, Eurocopter España. [Information retrieved from Shareholders on 17 September 2010]:

Finmeccanica. Finmeccanica is Italy’s leading industrial group and Europe’s leading defence systems company and is well positioned at international level, and has a strong presence in the space sector, where it has the leadership in the satellite services market. The Finmeccanica Group focuses on three strategic sectors - Helicopters, Defence Electronics and Security and Aeronautics - in which it generates 73% of its revenues and 67% of its orders and employs 74% of its staff. [ Information updated from Finmeccanica - Profile on March 25, 2013]:

Aeronautics > Helicopters > Defence Systems

This is a sample list. 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. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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