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Russia became the third country in the world in terms of defense expenditures

Russia became the third country in the world in terms of defense expenditures

The Russian Federation has become the third country in the world in terms of the defense budget. This informs RIA News with reference to the report of the global expert company IHS.

"The current, 2014, year will be the first since 2009, in which the defense budgets of the countries will grow. Four of the five fastest-growing defense markets are in the Middle East, Russia broke out in third place, ahead of the UK and Japan," the document says .

IHS analysts point out that over the next three years, defense spending by the Russian Federation will increase by 44 percent (from 68 billion dollars in 2013 to 98 billion dollars in 2016). The additional money will most likely be directed to modernizing weapons and equipment, conducting exercises and improving the conditions of service of the military, experts say.

According to the IHS, the defense expenditure leader is still the United States, their military budget last year was 582,4 billion, in second place was China with 139,2 billion, in the third Russia - 68,9 billion, in the fourth United Kingdom Japan from 58,9 billion, in the sixth France from 56,8 billion.
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  1. StrateG
    StrateG 4 February 2014 09: 47
    Militarized countries are most prepared for war. I don’t know if this is true or not, but it seems to me ... if it’s wrong - explain why?)
    1. Associate Professor
      Associate Professor 4 February 2014 09: 55
      Quote: StrateG
      Militarized countries are most prepared for war.

      I don’t know how the others are, but we are arming ourselves in order to avoid a major war.
      1. Hs487
        Hs487 4 February 2014 10: 05
        Russia is rebuilding its only allies — the army and navy.
        1. philip
          philip 4 February 2014 10: 22
          BOSCHU would tear out there who destroyed them.
        2. Beibit
          Beibit 4 February 2014 10: 59
          An American instructor at a Marine Corps training center explains to recruits:
          - The Russians have such an airborne assault. One of their airborne paratroopers will cope with you three.
          But that's not all. The Russians still have naval landing. These are scumbags at all. One of their marine paratroopers without arms five of you does, like babies.
          But this is not the worst. They have such a battalion. These are such animals that they are generally afraid of giving weapons.
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    2. jjj
      jjj 4 February 2014 09: 58
      And these our expenses are only the most urgently needed. True, one must understand that with our existing defense industry system, every invested monetary unit (in this case, a dollar is given to make it easier to compare), so each invested dollar gives more real return than in the USA. About two times. Consequently, purely on defense, we really spend a fortuitous amount of time twice as much. In China, this figure is even higher. Consequently, we are spending money with China already comparable to the United States
      1. Horn
        Horn 4 February 2014 11: 26
        Only China changes outdated equipment 1 to 1, and we - 10 to 30, or even to 5. As they say, feel the difference! China today has the largest and most armed invasion land army (namely invasion, since tanks are a purely offensive weapon). It is clear that they are more interested in the fleet. But these are ovs, they are "overseas". And China will fight on land. And our XNUMXth column is helping China quite well, organizing Chinese museums in Russia, where, foaming at the mouth, they prove to US the "primordial right" of China to the Far East and Siberia! Note, for OUR money!
        1. hrych
          hrych 4 February 2014 20: 35
          This is not entirely true, just about ten years ago, one expert said that now we need to look at where the development of the PRC army will go towards strengthening and modernizing the ground forces or towards building a powerful ocean fleet. Consequently, ground forces are a threat to Russia, and the fleet is a challenge to the United States and Britain. As a result, China is throwing all its money into the fleet, building aircraft carrier groups and submarine missile carriers. The reason is obvious - Russia has strengthened and is too tough for some, even though there are so many tanks, plus more than 80% of hydrocarbons and not only China receives from the sea, and the Communists also decided to engage in colonialism in Africa, and this is again the fleet. In addition to the ships themselves, almost big expenses are spent on its maintenance and infrastructure, well, and then graters arose immediately because of the islands with the Japanese, Vietnamese and not only. The ground army in our case in the East is not very scary because of the enormous thousandth distances between our economic and political centers. Plus, China is separated by mountains and deserts through which thousands of miles of shitty Chinese tanks have to go. A rocket flies in minutes to Beijing, and where is the logic? Here is Middle Asia, yes, there is fear, but this fear drives them under our nuclear wing. At the expense of the fifth column, I don’t know, like they all look to the West and loot there, if only old Uncle Zyu.
          1. Horn
            Horn 5 February 2014 09: 01
            Do you know how many divisions cover the territory from the Urals to China in Russia? And how many divisions are concentrated in China in this direction? Do you know the number of our and Chinese divisions? You know that where we have 3 regiments, China has 5, we have 3 companies, China has 5! "Not tough" ... Why bother to break your teeth when you can just stupidly trample ?! And the "shitty Chinese tanks" ended with the last Chinese fools in the 90s. In fact, in the past 15 years, the PLA has been undergoing rearmament, which is difficult to find analogues in modern history. This is facilitated by the presence of a powerful military-industrial complex. It includes 24 enterprises of the nuclear industry, 12 enterprises for the final assembly of the rocket and space industry, nine aircraft plants for final assembly, 14 factories for the production of armored vehicles (three tank), 20 enterprises for the assembly of artillery equipment, more than 200 enterprises of the ammunition industry, 23 large shipyards for 736 repair and construction sites. The total number of enterprises is several thousand. Today, China produces more than 300 combat aircraft and helicopters per year (about 150 of both), no less tanks, up to 30 submarines and surface combat ships and boats. In the production of almost all classes and types of equipment, China today surpasses all NATO countries combined, and in some (in particular, tanks) - all countries of the world combined. And the tanks ... In Sudan, the Chinese Type-96s cut the South Sudanese T-72s under a nut. No loss on our part ...
            The enemy must not be underestimated and considered worse than oneself. You have to pay dearly for "little blood on someone else's territory" ...
    3. Bronis
      Bronis 4 February 2014 10: 00
      Quote: StrateG
      Militarized countries are most prepared for war.

      Well, that's why they are "militarized".
      Maintaining large modern aircraft is not cheap. Funding goes to: the development of new types of weapons, the purchase of troops, the maintenance and modernization of materiel, and, finally, for monetary allowances. For the contract armies of "developed countries" - it is especially important.
    4. sinukvl
      sinukvl 4 February 2014 10: 03
      Even the ancient Roman historian Cornelius Nepos said, "If you want peace, prepare for war!"
    5. Horn
      Horn 4 February 2014 11: 18
      Shchaz, my friend, you will be minus the Pokemon-peacekeepers and hurray-patriots, hat-takers, who believe that one helicopter in the Russian Federation costs hundreds of Chinese!
    6. velikoros-xnumx
      velikoros-xnumx 4 February 2014 12: 30
      Quote: StrateG
      Militarized countries are most prepared for war.

      Everything according to A.P. Chekhov - "If a gun hangs on the stage, then it must definitely fire."
    7. AVV
      AVV 4 February 2014 14: 47
      If you don’t want to feed other Armies, develop and invest in yours !!! America has only 10% of the industry, and the rest is speculators from banks, credit organizations, and the largest Army, and to maintain this colossus they constantly need conflicts, wars, change of regimes, otherwise the dollar will collapse, and America will order a long life behind it !!!
    BARKAS 4 February 2014 09: 50
    In our case, it would be more correct to consider expenses not for the year but immediately for 20 years, because how much has been destroyed and remained un created!
    1. Login_Off
      Login_Off 4 February 2014 13: 05
      It was necessary to recalculate the military budget per capita as GDP. And from this follows (all data from Wiki):
      USA - $ 1819 per person, or 4% per person of GDP
      China - $ 103 per person, or 2% per person of GDP
      Russia - $ 480 per person, or 2% per person of GDP (took the maximum GDP indicator, according to the World Bank)
      Great Britain - $ 929 per person, or 3% per person of GDP
      Japan - $ 446 per person, or 1% per person of GDP
      France - $ 805 per person, or 2% per person of GDP

      As you can see, the United States and Great Britain most rob their people, and Japan the least. So we draw conclusions, not only that the United States is practically bankrupt, but is arming itself, as if ready to enter the war with the whole world).
  3. mirag2
    mirag2 4 February 2014 09: 51
    Well, that's great!
    The defense industry will move production.
    Who says Putin is bad and a thief?
    Did Yeltsin do this?
    No, I just squandered.
    And now, slowly, slowly, overcoming the resistance of the liberals, "rains", all "ehs" and Baltic politicians-vyakalok we are moving forward towards independence from the steering from the west, who want to suck our oil with the help of the Khodorkovskys and others like them.
    1. Metlik
      Metlik 4 February 2014 10: 09
      The military-industrial complex can become both a locomotive and a burden on the economy. It all depends on whether new technologies will be used for civilian products.
    2. Bronis
      Bronis 4 February 2014 10: 10
      Quote: mirag2
      Who says Putin is bad and a thief?

      Don't worry, there is always someone to master budget money. Serdyukov was not unique - just a product of the system. Who was appointed to lead the Kalashnikovs, what is happening in the United Shipbuilding Corporation, and in the aircraft building? Lobbying, redistribution of spheres of influence and even privatization.
      More advertising was done on the Dozhd channel than it deserves.
      And Echo of Moscow belongs to ... ... Gazprom Media!
      No one "overcomes" some media out there (especially if they own). This is not their level, as, however, and not the Baltic politicians.
      There is a subject, but there are means. There is a reason and a consequence ...
      Everything is complicated and not always unambiguous. That's life.
  4. ramin_serg
    ramin_serg 4 February 2014 09: 53
    The news is good, but we must keep the middle ground so that the budget does not become a burden and do not forget about other state expenses
  5. Apollo
    Apollo 4 February 2014 09: 54
    quote-The Russian Federation has become the third country in the world in terms of defense budget. This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the report of the global expert company IHS.

    Please note that the highest rate in percentage terms in Russia that can not but rejoice. good
  6. Same lech
    Same lech 4 February 2014 10: 00
    Arm yourself, arm yourself and arm yourself again if you do not want to share the fate of the conquered countries.
  7. sinukvl
    sinukvl 4 February 2014 10: 10
    it’s necessary to go to the second place, oh it’s necessary.
    1. istemis
      istemis 4 February 2014 21: 26
      America has two allies - The economic and geographical position and the dollar, and China has two allies: the population and cheap labor
  8. pahom54
    pahom54 4 February 2014 10: 12
    The country in which we live must be strong and independent, and for this it must have a strong economy, army and navy. So such news only pleases, and there is no need to talk about the militarization of our economy: always and everywhere, in all countries, the economy rose from the level of scientific and technological progress precisely in the military-industrial complex. I will be orders for the army and navy - industry and, accordingly, technology will develop, and there all the achievements, hopefully, will be transferred to the civilian sector of the economy. Everything is fine ...
  9. ed1968
    ed1968 4 February 2014 10: 19
    the main thing is to pull
  10. Serebryakov. 75
    Serebryakov. 75 4 February 2014 10: 40
    the conduct of armed struggle is changing and this is due primarily to the emergence of new technologies and modern technology.
    “But without people who are ready to work, fight, use this technique, all this is just iron.” I hope the new generation of soldiers and officers will root for Russia! soldier
    1. LLITOPM 12
      LLITOPM 12 4 February 2014 11: 56
      more automatic systems - and there will be no "just hardware"
  11. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 4 February 2014 10: 45
    Well, as they say God to help Russia!
  12. AlexxxNik
    AlexxxNik 4 February 2014 10: 51
    with such money they barely won the "rain",
    1. jjj
      jjj 4 February 2014 10: 56
      And we didn’t fight against "Rain". It was imposed on cable channels by administrative methods during the time of Dmitry Anatolyevich. And now they turn it off with joy
  13. Mihail29
    Mihail29 4 February 2014 11: 19
    And you can't argue with that "Si vis pacem, para bellum"
  14. VadimSt
    VadimSt 4 February 2014 12: 40
    These statistics, not only say a lot, but also justify a lot. The days of hunchback and struggle have passed, Russia has come out of a plebeian worship of the West and has a future.
  15. shelva
    shelva 4 February 2014 15: 30
    It’s not enough surprising - after all, the Americans are turning all our friends into enemies — we need a reliable and strong army.
  16. kelevra
    kelevra 4 February 2014 17: 20
    Everything is very good, we respond to inadequate attacks of our opponents!
  17. konvalval
    konvalval 4 February 2014 20: 02
    That's that. The international situation is such that there is no other way. The ring around Russia is shrinking.
  18. Leshka
    Leshka 4 February 2014 20: 04
    well done maybe in the future we will take 1st place
  19. alone
    alone 4 February 2014 20: 50
    In the CIS, Russia is also the first, Azerbaijan is the second, Ukraine is the third. Uzbekistan is the 4th, Kazakhstan is the 5th. The rest are below 500 million dollars.
  20. istemis
    istemis 4 February 2014 21: 26
    Quote: sinukvl
    it’s necessary to go to the second place, oh it’s necessary.

    America has two allies - The economic and geographical position and the dollar, and China has two allies: the population and cheap labor
  21. Said
    Said 4 February 2014 21: 38
    Quote: Horn
    (namely invasion, because tanks are purely offensive weapons)

    Syrians are coming right now? And ours to the Patriotic War? Did Kolobanov finally advance or defend when 22 tanks were knocked out?

    about the fact that tanks are purely offensive weapons = Your conclusions are wrong.
    1. Horn
      Horn 5 February 2014 14: 21
      This is for you at the General Staff, a room strategist. You can also hammer nails for hours.
  22. Horn
    Horn 6 February 2014 07: 34
    Quote: VadimSt
    These statistics, not only say a lot, but also justify a lot. The days of hunchback and struggle have passed, Russia has come out of a plebeian worship of the West and has a future.

    - This is true. And so that this future is not only hypothetical, one must have teeth. Not only in the form of strategic missile forces and quick reaction groups, but also in the form of normal divisions, equipped with modern weapons and equipment.
    The army will rearm and grow - the military-industrial complex will develop - science and technology will develop, new jobs will appear - pride will appear for their country.