Nuclear weapons producers

This guide contains information about investments made by Scottish organisations in the world’s top 20 nuclear weapons producers:

World’s top 20 nuclear weapons producers

Aecom CH2M Hill Lockheed Martin
Aerojet Rocketdyne Fluor Northrop Grumman
Airbus Group General Dynamics Orbital ATK
BAE Systems Honeywell International Safran
Bechtel Huntington Ingalls Industries       Serco
Boeing Jacobs Engineering Thales
BWX Technologies     Larsen & Toubro

Source: Maaike Beenes and Susi Snyder, “Don’t Bank on the Bomb: A Global Report on the Financing of Nuclear Weapons Producers”, PAX (March 2018).

For more information about each company, click on the name above or see the 2018 DBOTB report.

We have also included information about investments in Rolls Royce and Babcock International in sections 3, 4 and 5 where these have been found, as we believe that these companies play a key role in Britain’s nuclear weapons programme.

Rolls Royce was involved in the development and maintenance of Britain’s current fleet of nuclear-armed Vanguard class submarines and the company will supply the nuclear reactors for the new £41 billion Dreadnought class submarines. Rolls Royce has been involved in the project to design the new submarines, along with BAE Systems and Babcock International. Babcock International maintains the British Navy’s nuclear submarines and is a member of the ABL Alliance, which is contracted to provide support for the Trident nuclear weapons system at Coulport and Faslane.

Rolls Royce and Babcock International are blacklisted by several financial institutions listed in the 2018 DBOTB report’s Hall of Fame.