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In 2014, the United States sold weapons for a record amount.

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According to the newspaper The New York Times, referring to the report submitted to Congress, the United States firmly holds the leading position in the global arms market, reports RIA News.


In 2014, the United States sold weapons for a record amount.


“In the 2014 year, America on arms earned 36,2 a billion dollars, which exceeds the previous figure by 9,5 billion. The second place of the market is occupied by Russia with 10,2 billion dollars, Sweden closes the top three with 5,5 billion. Also in the top five are France and China with 4,4 and 2,2 billion dollars, respectively, the publication said.

The newspaper notes that "multibillion-dollar contracts the United States with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have allowed Washington to control a little more than 50% of the arms market."

The main buyer of American weapons due to increased tensions on the Korean peninsula, Seoul has become, having spent more than $ 7 billion.

Iraq ranked 2 in the ranking of arms importing countries, paying weapons companies $ 7,3 billion. Building the capacity of the Iraqi army became necessary after the withdrawal of American troops from the country.

Brazil unexpectedly ended up in the third position in the importer ranking, spending $ 6,5 billion to purchase mainly Swedish-made aircraft.

"In total in 2014, there were legal transactions worth 71,8 billion dollars in the world in the world," the newspaper reported.
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  1. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 27 December 2015 11: 39
    +8
    And here is the answer to the question - what for the USA all this constantly and all over the world stir up?
    1. MIKHALYCH1
      MIKHALYCH1 27 December 2015 11: 44
      +5
      Oil, weapons, drugs! It all started back then ... hi We all remember! And the Turks too ...
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 27 December 2015 11: 46
      +8
      As for the sale of Abrams tanks, they sell it from warehouses in various modifications, as it is no longer being produced. One factory is already closed. For two years, the number of Abrams tanks in the warehouses of the US Army decreased by 900 units.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 27 December 2015 12: 30
        +1
        I wonder if the new tank is generally thinking of replacing Abrams. Now we have a complete order with this - Armata is being tested, but among the Americans?
        1. pts-m
          pts-m 27 December 2015 12: 37
          0
          probably to replace Abrams’s Sarusit’s wedge is already being made. the family of pendos successes. they are the top of democracy. or democracy cannot exist without a huge amount of weapons. however, this is already business, not democracy.
        2. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 27 December 2015 13: 18
          -2
          Quote: Basarev
          and the Americans?

          But the Americans have a secret. A big secret shrouded in darkness. But, if you ask on their forums, they will answer.
        3. Lt. Air Force stock
          Lt. Air Force stock 27 December 2015 13: 41
          +2
          Quote: Basarev
          Abrams replacement tank?

          The United States abandoned the new self-propelled guns, in favor of the modernization of the Paladin. Abrams is also being upgraded with tanks to the M1A2 SEP V2 modification.
          1. Corsair
            Corsair 27 December 2015 21: 36
            0
            Quote: Lt. air force reserve
            The United States abandoned the new self-propelled guns, in favor of the modernization of the Paladin. Abrams is also being upgraded with tanks to the M1A2 SEP V2 modification.

            what but it seemed to me that they are betting on aviation (pilot and unmanned), mobile mobile brigades on armored personnel carriers and HMMWV, plus on anti-tank systems. They will clean the cities stupidly smashing everything there in the trash and from the sky with drones. Take partisans of all sorts of starvation and epidemics, stealing the entire infrastructure.
      2. Kars
        Kars 27 December 2015 12: 34
        +5
        Quote: Sith Lord
        then they sell it from warehouses in various modifications

        Accurately disassemble into car kits, and then earn on the assembly

        The Minister of Military Industry of Egypt in mid-October held talks with General Dynamics Vice President Donald Schenk to resume the supply of machine kits to continue the assembly process of the M1A1 Abrams tanks, TsAMTO reports with reference to Allafrica.com.

        [media=https://vk.com/video-6054817_164105896?list=a0719c70e39329b424]
      3. Falcon
        Falcon 28 December 2015 09: 36
        +1
        Quote: Lord of the Sith
        As for the sale of Abrams tanks, they sell it from warehouses in various modifications, as it is no longer being produced. One factory is already closed. For two years, the number of Abrams tanks in the warehouses of the US Army decreased by 900 units.


        Fully disassemble, rebuild and upgrade.
    3. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 27 December 2015 13: 15
      0
      Quote: Mikhail Krapivin
      and what for the USA all this constantly and all over the world stir?

      To sell weapons, and the more, the better. Since 2017, the Israeli woman has requested military assistance with 5 (five) billion presidents. So in 2017, the volume of arms trade will increase by no less than another 2 (two) billion forever green condoms.
    4. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 27 December 2015 13: 53
      +1
      This is “who is in trouble,” and who is getting profit. ”The first place of the United States only confirms the main goal of the policy of all American presidents after the Second World War - to create instability anywhere in the world, so that later on IMF loans or without them (sooner or later and they themselves will ask) the conflicting parties to sell their weapons. Nothing personal, no politics, pure business (albeit on blood.) The second place of Russia only says that even if the price of oil falls "below the plinth", our state will have something trade and replenish the treasury.
    5. clidon
      clidon 27 December 2015 18: 01
      0
      Do you think that the whole world cheese is boron, for the sake of these tiny amounts of money?
  2. spech
    spech 27 December 2015 11: 47
    +1
    No wonder they pay tribute to the owner.
  3. Ami du peuple
    Ami du peuple 27 December 2015 11: 48
    -3
    Iraq took the 2nd place in the ranking of arms importing countries, paying arms companies $ 7,3 billion.

    What's the point? If this weapon is used ineffectively by the Iraqis or, even worse, it falls into the hands of the Daesh shaitans. I think that in the event of a fair one-on-one battle with the DPRK army, American weapons will not help the South Koreans either.
  4. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 27 December 2015 11: 50
    0
    This is data on legally sold weapons, but on the black arms market it is interesting, the data is at least approximate - who, what, how much has sold or bought?
  5. From Samara
    From Samara 27 December 2015 11: 55
    +3
    Swedes Surprised! They make good weapons ...
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 27 December 2015 12: 07
      0
      They sell them well. They even sell to countries in which hostilities are taking place, which is generally prohibited.
      1. From Samara
        From Samara 27 December 2015 12: 10
        +1
        France got ahead. Little Sweden ...

        If they wish, I think they can in a short time and make the Army strong ... By the way, after the war, the Swedish Army was the third in Europe in power ... after the USSR and England ...
        1. Basarev
          Basarev 27 December 2015 12: 37
          +3
          And besides, the Swedes even produce their own planes. Not American F-16s, not German-British-unknown Typhoons, but their Griffins. Only their tanks they do not have - all German Leopards.
          1. From Samara
            From Samara 27 December 2015 12: 51
            +3
            The Swedes have a lot of interesting things! BMP-Stridsfordon 90 is one of the best in the world, RPG-Carl Gustav is one of the best, anti-tank missile system BILL 2 is one of the best and much more.

            I think if they want, they can make a tank ...
        2. wicked pinnochio
          wicked pinnochio 27 December 2015 13: 14
          +3
          the Swedes were once the most powerful army in Europe until the Tsar Peter did not pile them under Poltava
          1. From Samara
            From Samara 27 December 2015 13: 37
            +1
            So Sweden little ...
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 27 December 2015 12: 20
      +5
      Swedes there only for 1 year. Due to the Brazilian contract, in 2015 they will fly out, because they fell to their 1-0,5 billion.

      They sold 36 GripennovNG to Brazil with weapons, equipment and simulators for 5 billion dollars.
      http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-press/news/2014-10/Saab-and-Brazil-sign-contract
      -for-gripen-NG

      Actually, this contract extended the torment of the Saab aircraft to 20 years. If they would have flown in the Brazilian tender, already in 2015 they would have started folding the airplane conveyor and selling equipment. In fact, it was precisely such plans that were voiced, if there is no funding (order), then Saab will curtail aircraft production.
      1. From Samara
        From Samara 27 December 2015 12: 22
        +3
        Gripen is a great airplane.
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 27 December 2015 12: 28
          +3
          The market is divided and the Swedes barely get things done. There are no orders, especially since their niche is not very demanded. Now they prefer to take if "light" then the F-16 is new or after modernization. If it's heavier then Su-30, Eurofighter.

          Many potential customers invested in F-35 and do not want to jump from the program.
          1. From Samara
            From Samara 27 December 2015 12: 57
            +2
            As far as I know, the Swedish military-industrial complex initially develops everything for itself, then they receive proposals, the military-industrial complex theirs generously finances the development, for example, in the case of the FH77BW L52 Archer self-propelled howitzer ... they only developed for themselves, and here the Australians Interested in Norwegians ...

            The Swedish military-industrial complex is self-sufficient, that's why they exist and are developing all the time ... And the Swedish Army is almost independent of foreign supplies ...
  6. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 27 December 2015 11: 59
    0
    Someone surprised? The military-industrial complex rules the ocean-as it wants!
  7. gelezo47
    gelezo47 27 December 2015 11: 59
    0
    Through their military intervention in other countries, under the guise of establishing democracy, mattresses conquer their arms sales markets. yes
  8. Dezinto
    Dezinto 27 December 2015 12: 02
    +2
    In the subject - the film by Konstantin Semin - "The radius of defeat".

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  10. -Traveller-
    -Traveller- 27 December 2015 12: 06
    +1
    36 billion?
    But how much did you sell Apple, Microsoft and Google?
  11. moskowit
    moskowit 27 December 2015 12: 07
    -1
    "... Iraq took 2nd place in the rating of arms importing countries, having paid $ 7,3 billion to arms companies. Building up the capabilities of the Iraqi army became necessary after the withdrawal of American troops from the country ..."
    This is the root cause of the overthrow and assassination of Saddam Hussein. A trivial redistribution of the market. The Iraqi army was armed with the Soviet (Russian) military-industrial complex ...
    1. Basarev
      Basarev 27 December 2015 12: 46
      0
      And note - while the USSR was alive, Iraq won one victory after another - remember at least the Iran-Iraq, where for the first time helicopter pilots shot down a fighter.
  12. Strashila
    Strashila 27 December 2015 12: 09
    +1
    Not how many they sold, how many they shoved into the rulers of loyal states ... while not novya, but from landfills saving on recycling. Now, repairs and spare parts will earn more.
  13. askort154
    askort154 27 December 2015 12: 20
    0
    The US military-industrial complex is a black hole not only in America, but also in the world.
    This is the largest sponsor of not only the American, but also many pro-Western media, as well as political institutions, including the lobby in Congress. Therefore, the US military budget is many times greater than that of China and Russia. The US military-industrial complex is the second monster after the Fed.
  14. AFG-X
    AFG-X 27 December 2015 13: 10
    +1
    The cost of their armament is higher, that's where they came from.
  15. sergant89
    sergant89 27 December 2015 14: 34
    +2
    Iraq bought 7 billion, and we kindly forgave him 10, partners say what. request
  16. fa2998
    fa2998 27 December 2015 14: 38
    +2
    Quote: AFG-X
    The cost of their armament is higher, that's where they came from.

    And you add that we have a CHEAP labor force in the country. I think "they have" a skilled welder at a military plant, a milling turner (operator of the APU) receives several thousand dollars (pr.4-5). ) but max. 30-50 thousand rubles-400-700 $. And maybe less. You excuse me to translate into currency, but the GOODS WILL GO FOR EXPORT, for the same dollars. hi
  17. samoletil18
    samoletil18 27 December 2015 15: 48
    0
    This legal volume is being overlooked. But on illegal volumes have only the assumptions. I have suspicions that here the numbers will be comparable with those indicated in the article. Islamists, drug lords, African squabbles, DPRK under eternal sanctions, crime, coups with color revolutions ... they want all weapons, moreover, appctites are growing.
  18. ovod84
    ovod84 27 December 2015 16: 51
    0
    They first scare the country of Korea with its northern neighbor Taiwan, the Filipino Japs, China, Europe, Russia
  19. ovod84
    ovod84 27 December 2015 16: 52
    0
    Then they sell weapons
  20. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 27 December 2015 23: 05
    0
    This is how they understand "democracy", free trade in their arms around the world!
  21. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 28 December 2015 00: 39
    0
    Yes, that's right, this is their "democracy" - to provoke conflicts around the world and supply weapons to both sides!