According to the American weekly, the rating was compiled based on the performance of companies for 2017 year. During this time, according to the authors of the rating, the Russian holding has significantly strengthened its position in the global arms market and has taken leading positions in the Russian one. Over the 2017 year, the holding's revenues rose to 9,125 billion dollars, which is 39% higher than the 2016 figures of the year.
In addition to Almaz-Antei, which is in the eighth line of the rating, American experts paid attention to other Russian companies, placing them in the following places: OAK - 14 place, "Tactical missile weapons" - 25 place, "Helicopters of Russia" settled on 36 place , "Uralvagonzavod" on 46, and "Concern Radioelectronic Technologies" on 48.
The first three lines of the Defense News rating were taken by American and British companies: the first was the American military-industrial corporation Lockheed Martin, the second was the American company Raytheon, and the third was BAE Systems, a British company.
Recall that the Concern VKO Almaz-Antey JSC is one of the largest integrated associations of the Russian defense industry complex, uniting enterprises that develop and manufacture weapons for air defense and missile defense. Products of the group is in service in more than 50 states.