Several manufacturers around the world specialize in the design and production of tanks and armored vehicles. Here are some of the main manufacturers by country:
- General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS): Known for the M1 Abrams main battle tank and the Stryker family of armored vehicles.
- BAE Systems: Manufactures the Bradley fighting vehicle among others.
- Oshkosh Defense: Renowned for producing tactical military trucks and a range of armored vehicles.
- BAE Systems Land & Armaments: Responsible for the Challenger 2 main battle tank and other armored vehicles.
- GKN: Previously manufactured armored personnel carriers like the FV432.
- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW): Manufacturer of the Leopard 2 main battle tank and the Boxer armored fighting vehicle.
- Rheinmetall Defence: Produces a variety of armored vehicles and has a hand in the Leopard 2 main battle tank.
- Uralvagonzavod (UVZ): The main manufacturer of the T-72, T-90, and Armata main battle tanks.
- Kurganmashzavod: Known for producing the BMP series of infantry fighting vehicles.
- Nexter: Produces the Leclerc main battle tank and a variety of other armored vehicles.
- Israel Military Industries (IMI): Known for developing various armored vehicle systems.
- MANTAK: The Merkava Tank Office, responsible for the design and production of the Merkava tanks.
- Hyundai Rotem: Manufacturer of the K2 Black Panther main battle tank.
- Doosan DST: Known for the production of the K21 infantry fighting vehicle.
- Norinco (China North Industries Group Corporation): Manufactures a wide range of armored vehicles, including the Type 99 tank and the Type 96 tank.
- Elbit Systems (Israel): Produces a range of armored vehicles and electronic systems.
- Otokar (Turkey): Manufacturer of the Altay main battle tank and other armored vehicles.
- Iveco Defence Vehicles (Italy): Produces a range of wheeled armored vehicles.
- Tatra (Czech Republic): Known for heavy-duty military trucks and chassis used in armored vehicles.
These manufacturers play crucial roles in equipping their national militaries and exporting vehicles to allied countries. They often collaborate on joint projects or form partnerships to share technology and reduce costs.