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The following is a list of prominent Andallan arms manufacturers. Until the 1950s, most of Andalla's arms manufacturing was controlled by the government. In 1949, the Arms Industry Privatization Act was ratified, granting more leeway for privately-owned arms manufacturers. The present Andallan arms industry is dominated by Skandinavisk, Faerfrisk Arms and Kungsborg Land Systems.


SKANDINAVISK

Skandinavisk Aircraft Manufacturing (Officially Skandinavisk Flygproducent A/S) is the largest manufacturer of aircraft in Andalla and the Andallan Commonwealth Air Force's primary supplier of both combat and transport aircraft.

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SAEB GROUP

The Saeb Group is a largely-defunct defense conglomerate and Andalla's largest arms manufacturer during the Thalassan War. It was established by Anton Bergqvist Saeb in 1913 as Saeb Aeronautik (Saeb Aeronautics), following the early success of Skandinavisk. Bergqvist envisioned Saeb to become the leading aircraft manufacturer in Thalassa, producing primarily flying boats to serve the many Thalassan islands. Saeb soon became the dominant manufacturer of military aircraft in Andalla, supplying significant numbers of Commonwealth Army Air Command (Samväldet Haer Luftkommando) aircraft. In the civilian market, Saeb's flying boats competed very closely with Skandinavisk's landplanes; Saeb emerged as the larger manufacturer during the latter years of the 1920s. In 1936, Bergqvist began to venture into the production of military vehicles, developing the P.1 armored car and establishing Saeb Dynamik (Saeb Dynamics). It was followed by Saeb Armen (Saeb Arms) in 1939, which was highly successful and would continue on to produce most of the Andallan military's small arms. Saeb Aeronautik was highly successful during the Thalassan War, as demand for new military equipment hit a record high. As the Thalassan War came to a close, it was decided that Saeb would begin development of a civil aircraft. It was during this time that demand for military equipment continued to fall across the region, and among those largely affected included Saeb. Unable to continue development, Saeb Aeronautik was forced to sell its jet fighter project to Skandinavisk, which had expressed its desire to begin a combat aircraft program. In 1965, the Saeb Group was forced to sell Saeb Armen to rival Faerfrisk, cementing its position as the leading small arms manufacturer in Andalla.

Today, Saeb Aeronautik continues to retain its prominence and is currently the second largest aircraft manufacturer in Andalla next to Skandinavisk. No longer having a foothold in the military aircraft market, Saeb Aeronautik mainly produces turboprop and regional jets for the Thalassan market. Saeb Dynamik continues to produce military vehicles in small numbers, with most of its business lost to Kungsborg Land Systems.


FAERFRISK ARMS

Faerfrisk Arms (Faerfrisk Armen A/S) is the primary manufacturer of small arms in Andalla, and one of the largest in Thalassa. It started out in 1939 as a factory producing bullets for the ACA, and later Saeb Arms. As demand rose, Faerfrisk (Then Faerfrisk Munitions or Faerfrisk Krigsmateriel A/S) began to produce parts for military vehicles. As demand for military equipment fell following the end of the Thalassan War, Faerfrisk entered into a period of stagnation and recovery; Faerfrisk's military vehicle business went into liquidation in 1953. With massive amounts of surplus arms available at cheap prices after the Thalassan War, it was decided that Faerfrisk would begin development of more advanced, more capable guns to be released when demand for the surplus arms fell. Following the rise of the assault rifle in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Faerfrisk enjoyed a period of success. In 1965, Faerfrisk purchased its largest rival, Saeb Armen, leaving it as the sole major small arms manufacturer in the country.


KUNGSBORG LAND SYSTEMS

Kungsborg Land Systems (Kungsborg Jordsystem A/S) is a subsidiary of Kungsborg Heavy Industries (Kungsborg Storindustrigren A/S) responsible for the production of military land vehicles including tanks, rocket artillery and trucks. Formerly Christensen Defense Engineering, a subsidiary of Christensen Automotive, Kungsborg Heavy Industries acquired the company in 1992.


ASKANGER STEEL YARD

Askanger Steel Yard (Askanger Stålvaerft A/S) is the largest Andallan shipbuilding company. Established in 1754 as the Royal Askanger Naval Dockyard (Kongeligen Askanger Flottvaerfter) and also encompassed the artillery factories surrounding it. After the kingdom was replaced with a Commonwealth in [YEAR], the Royal Askanger Naval Dockyard was renamed to the Askanger Steel Yard (Askanger Stålvaerft) and its surrounding factories were sold to the private sector. Since then, the Askanger Steel Yard has constructed many of the largest Andallan-made vessels. The company also operates several other shipyards on the island of Himøy.


BOFORSEN

Boforsen is a manufacturer of heavy machine guns and heavy weaponry including autocannons and naval guns. Among its well-known products include the 40 mm M36 anti-aircraft/multi-purpose gun, the 51 mm Mk.20 dual-purpose naval gun, and the Skytten 155 mm self-propelled gun.


GRIPEN

Gripen Artilerieselskab A/S is a manufacturer of heavy guns and artillery, including naval artillery, field artillery and tank guns. It has been the dominant manufacturer of naval guns in Andalla since the early 1800s. Its headquarters are located in Askanger, near the Askanger Steel Yard. The company was founded in 1788 after businessman Gjermund Hatlestad purchased one of the artillery factories in the Askanger Steel Yard. Though it was unsuccessful, Hatlestad acquired more factories with the money he was earning from his other businesses and eventually grew the company to become a major producer of naval artillery.

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