Strategy Page has a comprehensive article about global Defense spending, full of facts and figures. Whenever I deal with with a report with lots of numbers, I arrange the most salient figures in a table, so I can comprehend them more easily. Below is a table with data pulled from the Strategy Page.
Some key take-aways include:
- America continues its dominance in the global arms market, despite impressive gains by Russia and China.
- Global defense spending as a whole is growing.
- If you are an American arms salesman, whose territory includes the Middle East, you are a happy person.
- There are people out there in the world who actually want F-35s, and are willing to pay for them.
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