Monday, March 09, 2015

Saudi Arabia & UAE imported more weapons than all of Europe

"Saudi Arabia overtook India in 2014 as the world’s biggest importer of defence equipment," "Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) together imported $8.6bn of defence equipment in 2014, more than the imports of Western Europe combined. The United States maintained its position as the top exporter, shipping $23.7bn of equipment, ahead of Russia on $10bn. “The biggest beneficiary of the strong Middle Eastern market remains the US, with $8.4bn worth of Middle Eastern exports in 2014, compared to $6bn in 2013,” said the report." (thanks Amir)