Russia and the U.S. remain world’s main arms exporters

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Russia and the U.S. would rather maintained their position as the two leaders in the list of major weapons exporters, says a research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).


According to the SIPRI’s arrive, during the last five years, the U.S. and Russia sold 33 percent and 25 percent of all arms sold in the the world at large. China was third, a long way behind (5.9 percent).




Russian exports of important weapons increased by 28 per cent between 2006–10 and 2011–15, communicated the report. However, exports in the years 2014 and 2015 were essentially lower than in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and were more in line with the razes seen in 2006–10.


According to the study, Russia delivers weapons to 50 reports and to rebels in eastern Ukraine. Three states accounted for a significant area of Russia’s arms exports: India received 39 percent, while China and Vietnam each net 11 percent.


The U.S. delivered major weapons to at least 96 styles in 2011–15, a significantly higher number of export destinations than any other supplier. The biggest recipients were Saudi Arabia, accounting for 9.7 percent of U.S. arms exports, and the UAE with 9.1 percent.


Leading published in Russian in Interfax.

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