Table: A Boost from the Saber Rattling

NORTHROP GRUMMAN

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.

RAYTHEON

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.

GENERAL DYNAMICS

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.

ATK

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

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