Honeywell International

Honeywell International (United States) manages and operates the National Security Campus (formerly Kansas City Plant), which produces about 85% of the non-nuclear components for US nuclear weapons including electronic, mechanical and hardware components.  Honeywell is also involved in managing other US nuclear weapon facilities including Savannah River, the National Nuclear Security Site (former test site), and the Sandia Lab. The work at Sandia includes the systems integration work connecting nuclear weapons to their delivery vehicles.  Honeywell is also involved in producing key components for the Trident II (D5) nuclear missiles which comprise part of the UK and US arsenals.

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.[1]

In the financial year ending 31 December 2016, Honeywell International generated revenues of US$ 39.3 billion (€37.3 billion), resulting in an operating income of US$ 6.4 billion (€ 6.1 billion) and a net income of US$ 4.8 billion (€ 4.6 billion).[2]

Contact Information

Contact information

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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.[3] In 2010, the NNSA extended the contract with Honeywell to manage the facility for a maximum of five years, expiring in September 2015.[4] The base contract had a value of US$ 1.8 billion (€ 1.3 billion).[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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. In 2016 and 2017 various modifications were made to the SRNS contract.[8] The Department of Energy prolonged the contract in August 2016, to July 2018. The last extension brings the total value of the SRNS contract to approximately US$ 8 billion (€ 7.1 billion).[9]

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.[10]

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).[11] 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.[12] The submarine-launched Trident II (D5) missile is currently aboard US Ohio-class and British Vanguard-class submarines, which have 24 launch tubes.[13] The US are planning to keep the Trident II missiles deployed until 2042.[14]

MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3)”.[15] The US$ 5 billion (€ 4.6 billion) contract runs over 10 years if all options are exercised. “The 1,360-square mile NNSS is an experimental testing facility and training ground supporting a variety of nuclear non-proliferation and advanced-technology missions vital to national security. NNSS contributes to the safety, reliability, and security of the nuclear weapons stockpile through scientific experiments supporting the science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program”.[16] In December 2016, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell, was awarded a contract for the management and operation of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), by The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). The total possible value of the contract, if all options are exercised is US$ 2.6 billion (€ 2.5 billion), for a 10 year period. SNL is responsible for non-nuclear engineering development of all U.S. nuclear weapons and for systems integration of the nuclear weapons with their delivery vehicles. SNL’s responsibilities include design, qualification, certification, and assessment of the nonnuclear subsystems and system qualification of nuclear weapons. Northrop Grumman and Universities Research Association will support NTESS in the performance of this contract.[17]

Furthermore, SNL also “leads the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) in developing new technologies in the safety, security, reliability and use control of nuclear weapons, and works closely with other NSE sites on issues associated with production and dismantlement of nuclear weapons, surveillance and support of weapons in the stockpile. Other responsibilities include advancing technologies in nuclear intelligence, non-proliferation, and treaty verification.”[18]



The following financial institutions made approximately US$ 86,806 million available to this producer from January 2014 through October 2017.

  • Allianz (Germany)
  • Ameriprise Financial (United States)
  • ANZ (Australia)
  • AXA (France)
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) (Spain)
  • Bank of America (United States)
  • Bank of China (China)
  • Bank of New York Mellon (United States)
  • Barclays (United Kingdom)
  • BayernLB (Germany)
  • BlackRock (United States)
  • BNP Paribas (France)
  • Capital Group (United States)
  • CIBC (Canada)
  • Citigroup (United States)
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australia)
  • Crédit Agricole (France)
  • Danske Bank (Denmark)
  • DBS (Singapore)
  • Deutsche Bank (Germany)
  • Evercore (United States)
  • Fidelity Investments (United States)
  • Fiduciary Management (United States)
  • Franklin Resources (United States)
  • Fred Alger & Company (United States)
  • Geode Capital Management (United States)
  • Goldman Sachs (United States)
  • HSBC (United Kingdom)
  • ICICI Bank (India)
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (China)
  • Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy)
  • Janus Henderson Group (Jersey)
  • JPMorgan Chase (United States)
  • Lazard (United States)
  • Legg Mason (United States)

  • Lloyds Banking Group (United Kingdom)
  • Macquarie Group (Australia)
  • Mega Financial (Taiwan)
  • MetLife (United States)
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial (Japan)
  • Mizuho Financial (Japan)
  • Morgan Stanley (United States)
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance (United States)
  • New York Life Insurance (United States)
  • Northern Trust (United States)
  • Old Mutual (United Kingdom)
  • Primecap Management (United States)
  • Prudential Financial (US) (United States)
  • Royal Bank of Canada (Canada)
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom)
  • Santander (Spain)
  • Scotiabank (Canada)
  • Société Générale (France)
  • Standard Chartered (United Kingdom)
  • State Farm (United States)
  • State Fund (United States)
  • State Street (United States)
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Financial (Japan)
  • Sun Life Financial (Canada)
  • T. Rowe Price (United States)
  • TIAA (United States)
  • Toronto-Dominion Bank (Canada)
  • UBS (Switzerland)
  • UniCredit (Italy)
  • US Bancorp (United States)
  • Vanguard (United States)
  • Wellington Management (United States)
  • Wells Fargo (United States)
  • Westpac (Australia)
  • Williams Capital Group (United States)



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

[2]     Honeywell International, “Annual Report 2016”, Honeywell International, February 2017.

[3]     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 (

[4]     National Nuclear Security Administration, “Kansas City Plant”, Website National Nuclear Security Administration (, viewed August 2017.

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

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

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

[8]     US Department of Energy, “Modifications to Contract No. DE-AC09-08SR22470 Starting With Modification A002”, Savannah River Operations Office, 7 August 2017 (

[9]     Huntington Ingalls, “Annual Report 2016”, Huntington Ingalls, February 2017;
US Department of Energy, “DOE to Extend Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Contract at Savannah River Site to September 2016”, US Department of Energy, 6 September 2012 (;             US Department of Energy, “DOE-SR Exercises Option on Management and Operating Contract”, Website US Department of Energy, 4 August 2016 (

[10]    Fluor, “USDOE Savannah River Nuclear Site Management & Operations”, Website Fluor (, viewed August 2017;
SRNS, “Defense Programs”, Website Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (, viewed August 2017.

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

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

[13]    Lockheed Martin, “Trident II D5 Fleet Balistic Missile (FBM)”, Website Lockheed Martin (–fbm-.html), viewed August 2017.

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

[15]    NNSA, “NNSA Awards Nevada National Security Site Management & Operating Contract to Mission Support and Test Services, LLC”, Press Release NNSA, 12 May 2017.

[16]    NNSA, “NNSA Awards Nevada National Security Site Management & Operating Contract to Mission Support and Test Services, LLC”, Press Release NNSA, 12 May 2017.

[17]    NISA, “NNSA Awards Sandia National Laboratories Management & Operating Contract to National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS)”, NISA Website, 16 December 2016 (;           NISA, “Sandia National Laboratories Contract No:  DE-NA0003525”, NISA Website, (, viewed in August 2017.

[18]    NISA, “NNSA Awards Sandia National Laboratories Management & Operating Contract to National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS)”, NISA Website, 16 December 2016 (

This page was last updated 23 January 2018.

Top 20 Producers

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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 the top 20 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, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. More information on other companies involved in nuclear arsenals, not listed in the top 20, can be found here.

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 is on the website.
We welcome information at any time about possible nuclear weapon producing companies to investigate.