No. 3 – China
Leaping from the world's eighth-largest weapons exporter in 2006-2010 (3.6 percent share) to No. 3 in 2011-2015 (5.9 percent share), China is becoming a major player in supplying weapons for conflicts and general defense around the world.
China has moved from a net arms importer to a powerhouse exporter in just a few short years, producing its own versions of Russian military hardware as well as developing weapons technology for its own use and for sale around the world.
2011-2015 – Pakistan (35 percent), Bangladesh (20 percent), Myanmar (16 percent)
Pictured: Dozens of tank crews joined 12,000 soldiers and hundreds of mobile ballistic missile launchers, amphibious assault vehicles, drones, fighter jets, helicopters and other military equipment in a massive parade marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II in Beijing on Sept. 3, 2015. China maintains the world's largest standing army with 2.3 million troops. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI