Mitsubishi Electric as a Top Military/Defense Contractor
Mitsubishi group played a leading role in Japan's WWII activities. Currently, two Mitsubishi companies occupy the top three ranks among defense contracotrs. The ranks are as follows: [Source: Japan Times]
- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Aircraft manufacture (F-2 fighter, SH-60/UH-60 helicopters); maintenance and repair (including F-4EJ and F-15J); helicopter engines (for OH-1); guided-missile destroyers; submarines; Type 90 tank (body/gun turret); Patriot surface-to-air missiles; Type 97 torpedoes; avionics test equipment.
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Aircraft manufacture (CH-47JA/OH-1 helicopters); maintenance and repair (including P-3C Orion); helicopter engines (AH-1S/CH-47JA/UH-1); anti-tank missiles; generators for submarines.
- Mitsubishi Electric
Missiles; targeting systems; radar sets; electronic warfare equipment.
- Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries
Engine manufacture (F-2); support and development (P-X); engines for UH-60s and guided-missile destroyers.
Guided weapons; search radar; electric engines for submarines.