Russians in the Top 100

Defense News has released its list of the world’s Top 100 defense companies for 2015.  By its methodology, it put seven Russian firms on the list for 2015.  They include:

Almaz-Antey held its 11th position from 2014 with nearly $7 billion in defense revenue.  But that amount represented a 25 percent decline against 2014.

Four firms dropped in the rankings with earnings down between 20 and 34 percent: Helicopters of Russia, OAK, RTI, and Uralvagonzavod.  The tank maker’s military revenue fell more than 34%.

Tactical missile maker KTRV held pretty steady.

KRET broke into the rankings in 48th place with nearly $1.7 billion in earnings. With Moscow’s emphasis on EW during the past year, it wasn’t hard to guess KRET would get paid.

Interesting that government aircraft manufacturing holding company OAK stays on the list, but Sukhoy and Irkut have fallen out.  Generally though, Russian aircraft producers still fare pretty well.

Early warning radar maker RTI manages to stay on the list each year.

Has anyone seen OSK — the government shipbuilding holding company?

Engine-building holding company ODK fell out of the list likely because of its inability to get components and parts from Ukraine (or make its own successfully yet).

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