In 2008 the U.S. share of global arms sales 2/3 of the second row in Italy
United Arab Emirates equipped with the most advanced F-16 Model F-16E Desert Falcon fighter
People News, September 7 U.S. research institutions under the 6 published report, Although by 2008 the world economic crisis and reduce arms purchases, but the U.S. arms sellers, but performance is good and firmly occupy more than two thirds of the international arms market, than a full year increase of 120 billion dollars , called the U.S. economy is one of the few “bright spots.”
“New York Times’ disclosure of the report,” sales of conventional weapons, “the report said, in 2008, the U.S. company signed a total of $ 37.8 billion arms purchase and sales contracts. In contrast, in 2007, this figure was only 25.4 billion. Followed by the United States, the world’s second largest arms exporting countries are Italy, the country’s total exports in 2008, $ 3.7 billion in various types of military equipment.
Although Russia’s arms exports in 2008, has more than $ 3.5 billion, and ranked third in the world, but the country’s arms sales in 2007 was $ 10.8 billion. Thus, Russia’s arms export performance can be described as “significant step backward.” In 2008, the global “public announcement” arms sales amounted to U.S. $ 55.2 billion compared with 2007 decreased by 7.6%.
The U.S. customers are mainly from the Middle East and Asian countries. U.S. released statistics show that the majority of developing countries to buy weapons systems, there are 70.1% (296 million) comes from U.S. manufacturers. Large number of customers which include: $ 6.5 billion in the UAE to buy anti-aircraft weapons systems and helicopters, Morocco $ 2.1 billion purchase of advanced F-16 fighter.
the United States that year with India, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Korea and Brazil signed a weapons purchase and sale agreement, described as “surrounded by flowers of the year.” In contrast, Russia’s exports to developing countries only 33 billion dollars in weapons and equipment, but began to talk about vision aimed at the South American market. French arms exports to developing countries, the total value of more than $ 2.5 billion.
reported that in 2008 investment in the purchase of weapons, most countries are the United Arab Emirates ($ 9.7 billion), Saudi Arabia (87 million) and Morocco ($ 5.4 billion). Compared with 2007, developing countries invest in the purchase of weapons and has not declined, even a small increase of 10 billion dollars. (H Yi Jun)