Moog develops launch vehicle and strategic missile controls for the Minuteman III (US) and Trident (D5) (US & UK) missiles.

Company profile

Moog, based in the US, manufactures precision motion control components and systems for applications in aircraft, automotive, defence and space, energy, marine and medical industries.[1]

In the financial year ending 1 October 2016, Moog reported revenues of US$ 2.4 billion (€ 2.1 billion), resulting in an operating income of US$ 172.9 million (€ 154.2 million) and a net profit of US$ 126.7 million (€ 113.0 million).[2]

Contact Information

Contact Information

Website: Twitter: Facebook: @MoogComponents

Nuclear weapons

Moog has developed launch vehicle and strategic missile controls for the Minuteman III and Trident (D5) missiles.[3] Moog acts as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin, providing Trident (D5) first, second, and third State Servo Actuator Assemblies.[4]

In November 2014, Moog was awarded a US$ 33.8 million (€ 27.1 million) contract to supply more than one thousand actuators for the next ten Virginia-class nuclear submarines which are under construction under the lead of General Dynamics Electric Boat. Moog’s actuators perform a variety of functions in the submarine, including elements of the torpedo launch sequence.[5]

According to company information, Moog won two two-year technology development studies in 2015 for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). Moog explores new concepts for replacing the Minuteman III ICBM after 2030, including a Thrust Vector Control (TVC) study and a Post-Boost Propulsion System study.[6]

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The following financial institutions have made approximately US$ 5,049 million available to this producer since January 2013.

  • Allianz (Germany)
  • American United Mutual Insurance (United States)
  • Ameriprise Financial (United States)
  • AQR Capital Management (United States)
  • Arrowstreet Capital (United States)
  • Bank of America (United States)
  • Bank of New York Mellon (United States)
  • BB&T (United States)
  • BlackRock (United States)
  • Charles Schwab (United States)
  • Cigna (United States)
  • Citizens Financial Group (United States)
  • Credit Suisse (Switzerland)
  • D.E. Shaw & Co. (United States)
  • Deutsche Bank (Germany)
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors (United States)
  • Earnest Partners (United States)
  • Eaton Vance (United States)
  • Fidelity Investments (United States)
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (United States)
  • First Horizon (United States)
  • First Niagara Financial (United States)
  • Geode Capital Management (United States)
  • GGCP (United States)
  • Goldman Sachs (United States)
  • Guggenheim Capital (United States)
  • HSBC (United Kingdom)
  • Invesco (United Kingdom)
  • JPMorgan Chase (United States)
  • Legal & General (United Kingdom)
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance (United States)
  • LSV Asset Management (United States)
  • M&T Bank (United States)
  • Man Group (United Kingdom)
  • MassMutual Financial (United States)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (Japan)
  • Moog Pension Fund (United States)
  • New York Life Insurance (United States)
  • New York State Common Retirement Fund (United States)
  • Norges Bank (Norway)
  • Northern Trust (United States)
  • Orix Corporation (Japan)
  • Pacific Century Group (China)
  • PNC Financial Services (United States)
  • Power Financial Corporation (Canada)
  • Principal Financial Group (United States)
  • Prudential Financial (US) (United States)
  • Regions Financial (United States)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (Canada)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom)
  • Santander (Spain)
  • Shenkman Capital Management (United States)
  • State Street (United States)
  • T. Rowe Price (United States)
  • TIAA (United States)
  • Titanium Asset Management (United States)
  • Travelers (United States)
  • US Bancorp (United States)
  • Vanguard (United States)
  • Voya Financial (United States)
  • Wedge Capital Management (United States)
  • Wellington Management (United States)
  • Wells Fargo (United States)
  • Williams Capital Group (United States)
  • Zeo Capital Advisors (United States)




[1]     Moog, “Markets”, Website Moog (, viewed August 2017.

[2]     Moog, “Annual report 2016”, Moog, (2016 (

[3]     Moog, “Annual report 2015”, Moog, November 2014 (;
Moog, “Missile systems”, Website Moog (, viewed August 2017.

[4]     Lockheed Martin Space Systems, “Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company Quality Clauses”, Lockheed Martin, October 2012 (

[5]     Moog, “Moog Awarded Contract for Mission Critical Actuators for U.S. Navy Virginia-Class Nuclear Submarines”, News release Moog, 20 November 2014 (–navy-virginia-class-nuclear-submarines.html).

[6]     Moog, “Moog Wins Two Technology Development Studies for Ground Based Strategic Deterrent”, Website Moog, 17 September 2015 (

This page was last updated 29 January 2018.


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