“In 2018, sales of weapons of the Almaz-Antey Concern (the largest arms producer in Russia) continued to grow ... The increase in sales was due not only to high domestic demand, but also to an increase in arms sales (in particular, S-400 air defense systems) to other countries, ”said Alexandra Kuimova, a researcher at the SIPRI arms and military spending program.

The top 30 largest arms manufacturers included the Russian United Aircraft Corporation (15th place), the United Shipbuilding Corporation (18th place), and Tactical Missile Weapons (26th place).

The first five positions with a total sales of $ 148 billion for 2018 were taken by American companies: Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and General Dynamics, respectively.

In April, SIPRI reported that Russia ranked sixth among the countries with the highest military spending.