Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboroneksport has reported sales of $11 billion in 2011, a rise of more than $2 billion from the previous year.
Anatoly Isaikin, general director of Rosoboroneksport, said the jump came despite billions in lost sales as a result of a UN arms embargo on Libya that targeted then-leader Muammar Qaddafi's regime.
Isaikin said Russia's main arms consumers include India, Venezuela, and Asia-Pacific states, and that air-defense technology accounted for just over half of all exports.
Syria's government is also a major purchaser of Russian-made arms.
Rosoboronexport currently provides arms to 57 countries worldwide.
Russia is the world's second-biggest arms exporter after the United States.
Compiled from agency reports