U.S. arms exports this year, $ 32 billion market growing
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BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) The U.S. government for the restructuring of Iraq and Afghanistan, military, and to contain North Korea and Iran, is stepping up expansion of foreign arms.
quoted according to David Keys, “New York Times” reported that the U.S. arms sales to project a wide range, with tanks, helicopters, fighter jets, missiles, and remotely piloted aircraft and warships. This year the export of arms and military equipment worth over 32 billion U.S. dollars; 2005, U.S. foreign military sales only $ 12 billion.
, the report said, the U.S. sales market continues to expand, in addition to the Middle East based, but also extended to North Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Canada.
were responsible for negotiating arms deals more than the Air Force Deputy Minister of International Affairs, Lamkin said the U.S. is not arms dealers, all of these transactions is to build a peaceful and stable world.
United States is the world’s largest arms supplier, the report pointed out that according to Defense Department records of the past two years, Iraq and the U.S. signed a value of over $ 3 billion in military procurement contracts, it also intends to buy United States with up to 70 billion dollars; Also in the past three years, Washington has agreed to buy $ 10 billion on behalf of the Afghan military equipment and weapons.
, the report said, the redeployment of U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf region, mainly because Iran is wary. United Arab Emirates is considering the purchase value to U.S. $ 16 billion missile defense system, said earlier this year to buy the sand at least 60 billion dollars in weapons, Israel’s purchase orders are also increasing.
since North Korea test-fired long-range missile, the U.S. Asian allies from the United States also increased the number of weapons, South Korea alone, this year it signed a deal worth $ 1.1 billion contract.