No. 5 – Germany
Germany's share of global arms exports fell to 4.7 percent during 2011-2015, down from 11 percent in 2006-2010 when its exports had doubled from the previous five years.
Germany's arms exports are showing rapid growth
, however, although much of the growth has come from the sale of air refueling tankers to Britain, among other large-ticket items like submarines.
2011-2015 – United States (13 percent), Israel (11 percent), Greece (10 percent)
2006-2010 – Turkey (15 percent), Greece (13 percent)
Pictured: U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division soldiers fire Heckler-Koch 5.56 mm G36 assault rifles at a firing range in Orahovac, Kosovo, Serbia, during the NATO-led peacekeeping mission there. Germany delivered 8,000 of these rifles to Kurdish peshmerga forces fighting in Syria. Photo by SSG Vincent A. King/U.S. Army