The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation the $713 million contract.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that closer defence ties agreed in a new friendship treaty between Germany and France aim to "contribute to the creation of a European army".
Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller welcomed European Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King.
A400M Atlas aircraft will deliver up to 20 tonnes of UK aid supplies.
Saab has received an order to deliver the Mk II missile for RBS 70 to the Czech Republic.
NATO collects defence expenditure data from Allies on a regular basis.
Northrop Grumman has received a $322.5 million contract from the US Navy.
Raytheon has won a $63.3 million DARPA contract.