The Excellence Rankings celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the industry. The programme provides a platform to recognise the people and companies that are driving change.

Our programme is designed to highlight excellence within the sector by looking at a range of corporate activities including deals, business projects and company initiatives, both internal and in the community.

What is Research and Development (R&D)?

This category includes organisations that have demonstrated a commitment to the research and development of new products and/or new processes. This can include discovering or creating a unique material, transferring a research or technology development to practice, improving the performance of an existing product or creating a new simulation or design tools.

The category also includes companies that have made significant investments into their R&D processes.

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Ranking Categories

This category includes companies that have invested in the development of communications and intelligence technology.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development of new materials and mechanical components.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development and adaptation of software and technology within the defence sector.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development of satellites and other space technology.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development of equipment and support services for army personnel.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development of drone and unmanned vehicles. This includes the development, manufacture and supply of drones and UAVs, UGVs and RCVs among others.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development of manned ground and air vehicles.


This category includes companies that have invested in the development of weapon systems.