Draken International Ranked #18 on 2018 Inc. 5000

LAKELAND, FL – August 15th, 2018 – Draken International, a global leader in adversary air services, was ranked as the 18th fastest growing private company in the US on Inc. Magazine’s 2018 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the US. The company achieved astounding 3-year revenue growth of over 10,000% to earn a spot in the top 20 on this prestigious annual ranking. The company’s revenue growth made it the 2nd fastest growing private company in the Government Services category and the 4th fastest growing private company in Florida. 


This is the second consecutive year that Draken was ranked in the top 100, appearing on the 2017 list at #90.

Draken CEO Jared Isaacman states, “We are honored to be acknowledged for our rapid growth over the past few years. We have always believed in the importance of supporting our military with credible, cost-effective air services, and our ability to deliver on this mission has afforded us this tremendous opportunity.”

Draken provides a range of contract air services to the Department of Defense and international allies, with services including airborne adversary support, close air support training, flight training, threat simulation, operational test and electronic warfare support, and other missions. With a strategy based upon “build it, and they will come”, Isaacman and his team of military veterans have dedicated the last seven years traveling the world in search of safe, credible, and capable aircraft to answer the growing global demand for commercial air services. As a result of these efforts, the company now boasts the largest privately-owned fleet of fighter aircraft in the world with over 120 fighter jets including Mirage F-1s, Douglas A-4s, Aero L-159s, and MiG-21s, among other aircraft. These jets have been used to support US Military operations in various capacities at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Luke AFB, Hill AFB, Holloman AFB, Edwards AFB, Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS Miramar, and Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River. The company has also supported training missions worldwide for allied NATO partners, including operations in France and Leeuwarden Air Base in The Netherlands.

Isaacman is no stranger to the Inc. 5000 list. His first company, Shift4 Payments has made six appearances on the list (under the company’s original name United Bank Card), including two consecutive years in the top 20 at #6 and #19.

As the global defense and military climate changes, the need has never been greater for cost-effective and professional contract air support.

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