World's Top 5 arms exporters (5 images)

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), an independent think tank, has recently released a report on the international arms transfers for the period 2005 to 2009. This study reveals which are the five largest countries in the world exporting conventional weapons.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM
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#1 United States
The United-States of America remains the largest exporter of conventional weapons in the world, according to the latest study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The U.S account for 30% of global arms sales, or about $7 billion per year, for the period 2005-2009, SIPRI statement says. From 2005 to 2009, the U.S. sold one-third of its arm exports to South Korea (15%), Israel (13%) and the United Arab Emirates (11%). Pictured above, a U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III. jr/USAF/Cary Humphries UPI
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