Table: A Boost from the Saber Rattling
It was already outperforming other contractors with its strategy of buying up electronics programs such as Grumman Aerospace's Joint STARS air-to-ground surveillance planes. Even more of that equipment will be needed now.
Any retaliation is likely to entail more of its Tomahawk cruise missiles. Its radar systems are found aboard F-14, F-15, and F/A-18 fighters, the B-2 stealth bomber, the F-117 stealth fighter, and the U-2.
A leader in high-tech gear to fight biological and chemical warfare and the contractor for the new Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle, a $4 billion program to carry the Marines ashore.
Alliant Techsystems is the country's biggest producer of bullets and solid-propellant rocket motors for the armed forces. In times of conflict, these "consumable" products are in high demand.
Data: Company reports