War Profiteer of the Month: Moog

An F35 jet, that uses components made by Moog
An F35 jet, that uses components made by Moog

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Moog Inc. is a large weapons manufacturer, specialising in hi-tech systems for a range of military and civilian purposes.

According to the SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Moog is the world’s 83rd biggest arms company. Moog is based in the United States of America, employs over 10,000 people and has facilities in 26 different countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, and South Africa. Moog specialises in control systems for a range of machinery, including military aircraft, missiles, and other military hardware, alongside a range of equipment with civilian applications, such as medical equipment, formula 1 racing cars, and even the retractable roof on the Wimbledon centre court.

Nuclear weapons

Moog describes itself as a “proud participant” in many missile components, including the Trident D5, the missile used by the USA and UK to carry nuclear warheads. In 2015 Moog won a contract to for development studies into replacing the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, which is also used by the USA to carry nuclear warheads; in 2016, the company speculated that replacing these missiles “has the potential to be a $100 million plus annual business for Moog” if it were to win the contract.

Aircraft controls

Moog has supplied control systems for military aircraft since the 1950’s, playing a key role in developing systems for the B-2 bomber, the F-16 bomber, and is involved in the notorious F-35 project. The company also offers a range of components and control systems for military drones.


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