Meggitt is an international company with headquarters in Bournemouth, although more than half its employees are in the US.
The company says that it is known for “components and sub-systems for aerospace and defence markets” and that it applies its “core sensing and control technologies” to many other sectors.
It is structured into five divisions: Aircraft Braking Systems, Control Systems, Polymers & Composites, Sensing Systems and Equipment Group. All five divisions are involved in arms and specialist military activities.
The company’s role in the production of Israel’s Apache attack helicopters was revealed by the Guardian in 2006. Several key Apache components were identified as being produced in the UK, including the air data system – manufactured by Meggitt. (source: Guardian 29.7.2006, plus diagram which is not available online)