United States: Leidos supports the development and deployment of production technologies for materials, production, purchasing, and inspection and testing of replacement parts used in nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and for joint test assemblies for the United States.

Company Profile

Company profile

In September 2013, US-based Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), was split into two entities: SAIC which remains entirely devoted to government IT services, and Leidos Holding with its principal operating company Leidos, which took over national security and commercial health and engineering sectors.1

In the financial year ending 31 January 2014, Leidos reported revenues of US$ 5.8 billion (€ 4.3 billion), resulting in an operating income of US$ 164 million (€ 120 million) and a net profit of US$ 166 million (€ 122 million).2

Contact Information

Website: Twitter: Facebook:
https://www.leidos.com/ @leidosinc https://www.facebook.com/LeidosInc

Nuclear Weapons

Nuclear weapons

Leidos’ work for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) includes technical and programmatic support for weapons maintenance, security, life extension, and weapons system modifications. Leidos supports the development and deployment of production technologies for materials, production, purchasing, and inspection and testing of replacement parts used in nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, and for joint test assemblies.3
In October 2012, Leidos obtained a task order by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to provide strategic command, control and communications (C3) system engineering and technical services in support of the Nuclear C3 System. The single-award contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total contract value of US$18 million (€ 14 million) if all options are exercised.4


The following financial institutions have made approximately 1705 million USD available to Leidos since January 2011.

  • Addison Clark Management
  • Advisors Asset Management
  • Allstate Corporation
  • American Family Mutual Insurance
  • American International Group
  • American National Insurance
  • American United Mutual Insurance
  • AQR Capital Management
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • AXA
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of New York Mellon
  • BlackRock
  • Boston Private Financial
  • CPP Investment Board
  • D.E. Shaw & Co.

  • Dimensional Fund Advisors
  • Fidelity Investments
  • First Manhattan
  • Genworth Financial
  • Gosha Trading
  • ING Group
  • Lincoln National Corporation
  • Loews Corporation
  • LSV Asset Management
  • MassMutual Financial
  • Mayo Capital Partners
  • Morgan Stanley
  • National Life Group
  • Nationwide
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Northern Trust
  • Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global

  • Ohio National Mutual
  • Principal Financial
  • Protective Life Corp
  • Prudential
  • RE Investment Corporation
  • Schroders
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Shelter Mutual Insurance
  • State Street
  • The Phoenix Companies
  • The Travelers Companies
  • Two Sigma Investments
  • Unum Group
  • Vanguard
  • Winton Capital Management
  • Woodmen of the World and/or Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society


  1. Aitoro, J.R., “Exclusive: John Jumper explains why the Leidos-SAIC split had to happen”, Website Washington Business Journal, 26 September 2013 (www.bizjournals.com/washington/blog/fedbiz_daily/2013/09/the-saic-split-is-done-leidos-ceo.html?page=all). 

  2. Leidos Holding, “Annual Report 2014”, Leidos Holding, March 2014.  

  3. Leidos, “Leidos Helps the National Nuclear Security Administration Meet its Mission”, Website Leidos (www.leidos.com/project/leidos-helps-national-nuclear-security-administration-meet-its-mission), viewed May 2014. 

  4. SAIC, “SAIC Awarded $18 Million Task Order By Defense Information Systems Agency”, News Release SAIC, 17 October 2012 (www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/saic-awarded-18-million-task-order-by-defense-information-systems-agency-174551171.html). 

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.