Honeywell International

Honeywell International (United States) manages and operates the National Security Campus where an estimated 85% of the non-nuclear components for US nuclear weapons are produced. It is also involved in tritium production at the Savannah River Site and produces components for integrated circuits for Trident II (D5) nuclear missiles.

Company profile

Honeywell International, based in the US, operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company. The company’s business units are aerospace, automation and control solutions, transportation systems and specialty materials.[a]

In the financial year ending 31 December 2015, Honeywell International generated revenues of US$ 38.6 billion (€ 35.3 billion), resulting in an operating income of US$ 6.6 billion (€ 6.0 billion) and a net income of US$ 4.8 billion (€ 4.4 billion).[b]

Contact Information

Twitter: @Honeywell_Aero

Nuclear weapons

Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies manages and operates the National Security Campus (NSC) (formerly Kansas City Plant), a facility of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), where an estimated 85% of the non-nuclear components for US nuclear weapons are produced and procured, including electrical, electronic, mechanical, electro-mechanical, plastic, and metal components and hardware for nuclear weapons.[i] In 2010, the NNSA extended the contract with Honeywell to manage the facility for a maximum of five years, expiring in September 2015.[ii] The base contract had a value of US$ 1.8 billion (€ 1.3 billion).[iii] In July 2015, a US$ 900 million (€ 817.4 million) follow-on contract for an initial period of five years and five one-year options was awarded to Honeywell.[iv] The Los Alamos Office of the National Security Campus supports the manufacturing of detonator assemblies and collaborates with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to develop fiber-optic sensors to support hydrodynamic testing.[v]

Honeywell is co-owner of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), together with lead partner Fluor and Newport News Nuclear (part of Huntington Ingalls). SRNS was responsible for the management and operation of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site and Savannah River National Laboratory in South Carolina under a US$ 4 billion (€ 2.7 billion) five-year contract until 2013. The Department of Energy prolonged the contract in September 2012 until September 2016. The extension brings the total value of the SRNS contract to approximately US$ 8 billion (€ 5.4 billion).[vi]

SRNS is responsible for site management and operation, environmental management, management of the nuclear arsenal, the removal of excess nuclear materials, and environmental services. The Tritium Extraction Facility at the Savannah River Site is the only source of new tritium for the US nuclear stock. Tritium, a radioactive form of hydrogen (also called “super heavy water”), is essential for the continued operation of the US nuclear arsenal.[vii]

Honeywell has been involved in a project to stretch the lifecycle of the Trident II (D5) nuclear missiles of the US Navy. The company produced components for integrated circuits at its factory in Plymouth (Minnesota).[viii] As a subcontractor to Charles Stark Draper Laboratories, Honeywell performed work under at least one more contract issued in December 2011. It contributed 5% or an estimated US$ 6.0 million (€ 4.5 million) to the US$ 120.2 million (€ 90.0 million) contract expiring in December 2015 to provide Trident II (D5) Guidance System micro circuit wafers and Strategic Systems Programs alterations materials.[ix] The submarine-launched Trident II (D5) missile is currently aboard US Ohio-class and British Vanguard-class submarines, which have 24 launch tubes.[x] The US are planning to keep the Trident II missiles deployed until 2042.[xi]



The following financial institutions have made approximately US$ 72,314 million available to this producer since January 2013.

  • Aegon
  • Allianz
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • ANZ
  • AXA
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • Barclays
  • BayernLB
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas
  • Capital Group
  • Citigroup
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Danske Bank
  • DBS
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Evercore
  • Fidelity Investments

  • Franklin Resources
  • Fred Alger & Company
  • GE Capital Services
  • Geode Capital Management
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • ICICI Bank
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Janus Capital Group
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Lazard
  • Legg Mason
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Macquarie Group
  • MetLife
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial
  • Mizuho Financial
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Northern Trust
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
  • Old Mutual

  • Power Financial Corporation
  • Primecap Management
  • Prudential Financial (US)
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • Scotiabank
  • Société Générale
  • Standard Chartered
  • State Farm
  • State Street
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank
  • UBS
  • UniCredit
  • US Bancorp
  • Vanguard
  • Voya Financial
  • Wellington Management
  • Wells Fargo
  • Westpac
  • Williams Capital Group

This page was last updated 30 November 2016.


[a]       Honeywell International, “Overview”, Honeywell International, March 2016.

[b]      Honeywell International, “Annual Report 2015”, Honeywell International, February 2016.

[i]       Nuclear Watch, “Kansas City and the US Nuclear Weapons Complex”, Nuclear Watch, 14 August 2010 (;
National Nuclear Security Administration, “NNSA Awards Kansas City National Security Campus Follow-on Management & Operating Contract to Honeywell FM&T”, Website National Nuclear Security Administration, 10 July 2015 (

[ii]      National Nuclear Security Administration, “Kansas City Plant”, Website National Nuclear Security Administration (, viewed June 2016.

[iii]      National Nuclear Security Administration, “Solicitation, offer and award DE-NA0000622”, National Nuclear Security Administration, 30 September 2010 (

[iv]     Honeywell Aerospace, “U.S. Department of Energy Awards Honeywell the National Security Campus Contract”, News release Honeywell Aerospace, 27 July 2015 (, viewed June 2016.

[v]      Honeywell International, “National Security Campus – Locations”, Website Honeywell International (, viewed June 2016.

[vi]     Huntington Ingalls, “Annual Report 2015 ”, Huntington Ingalls, February 2016;
U.S. Department of Energy, “DOE to Extend Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Contract at Savannah River Site to September 2016”, U.S. Department of Energy, 6 September 2012 (

[vii]     Fluor, “USDOE Savannah River Nuclear Site Management & Operations”, Website Fluor (, viewed June 2016;
SRNS, “Defense Programs”, Website Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (, viewed June 2016.

[viii]    General Dynamics, “General Dynamics Awarded $110 Million for Procurement of Foundry Services”, News release General Dynamics, 14 December 2009 (

[ix]     U.S. Department of Defense, “Daily contracts – Contract N00030-11-C-0014”, Website Department of Defense, 2 December 2011 (

[x]      Lockheed Martin, “Trident II D5 Fleet Balistic Missile (FBM)”, Website Lockheed Martin (–fbm-.html), viewed June 2016.

[xi]     Strategic Systems Programs Public Affairs, “Back to the Future with Trident Life Extension”, Undersea Warfare, Spring 2012 (


In some nuclear-armed states – in particular the United States, the United Kingdom and France – private companies are hired by governments to carry out work on maintaining and modernising nuclear arsenals. This report looks at companies that are providing the necessary components to develop, test, maintain and modernise nuclear weapons.The contracts these companies have with nuclear armed countries are for materials and services to keep nuclear weapons in their arsenals. The companies described are substantially involved in the nuclear weapons programmes of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, or India and are themselves based in France, India, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In other nuclear-armed countries –Russia, China, Pakistan and North Korea – the maintenance and modernization of nuclear forces is carried out primarily or exclusively by government agencies.


The nuclear weapon producers identified were selected on the basis of a predetermined set of criteria.
– Information on investments is publicly available.
– The company is directly involved in the development, testing, production, maintenance or trade of nuclear weapons related technology, parts, products or services.
– The company’s involvement is related to warheads, or to delivery systems such as missiles, that are specifically developed for nuclear tasks. This includes technology that is designed for ‘dual use’ (military and civilian) but excludes technology that is not designed for, but can be used in nuclear warfare. It does not include delivery platforms such as bombers and submarines.

State owned or controlled nuclear industries are outside the scope of this research, as are companies not publicly listed. Our research uncovered a number of Universities involved in nuclear weapons programmes, but these are also outside the scope of the report.

The list of nuclear weapon producers investigated was compiled through a wide variety of sources, including financial institution exclusion lists, civil society reports, media reports, etc. Additional details on the contracts and components can be found in the Annex. We welcome information at any time about possible nuclear weapons producing companies to investigate.