Russian defense companies in Defense News rating
The American edition of Defense News published a regular rating of the 100 largest military-industrial companies in the world (Top 100) for 2019, based on revenues from sales of military products by global manufacturers in 2018. Only two Russian companies were included in the fresh rating - Concern EKR Almaz-Antey JSC, which moved from eighth to 15th place, and Tactical Missile Armament Corporation, which is located in 25th place. The same rating for 2018 was also attended by United Aircraft Building Corporation PJSC (14th place), Russian Helicopters JSC (36th), NPK Uralvagonzavod JSC (46th) and Concern Radio Electronic Technologies "(48th).
The top four rankings were American companies Lockheed Martin (defense production $ 50.536 billion), Boeing (3.4050 million dollars), Northrop Grumman ($ 25.3 billion) and Raytheon ($ 25163 million). For the first time, the Chinese state-owned aircraft manufacturing corporation AVIC (Aviation Industry Corporation of China) entered the list and immediately ranked fifth with a total of $ 24.902 million defense sales. Two more Chinese state-owned companies - China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (8th ) and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (10th place).
It was the appearance of Chinese giant state-owned military-industrial companies, which immediately occupied high positions, for the first time in this rating, and partly caused the downward movement and dropout from the "first hundred" and some Russian defense-industrial companies. Nevertheless, the absence of a number of large Russian corporations (such as UAC) looks strange.
In 2019, the Ukrainian Ukroboronprom group of companies also completely dropped out of the rating, in 2018, it took 72nd place with sales of $ 873.45 million.