Based on a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI US is still the first arms exporter in the world.
This is stated in a report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI, released Monday. The report included data on deliveries from 2008 to 2012. Leading the top five, as before, is the U.S., accounting for 30% of world exports; the number for Russia is 26%.
Trailing these two frontrunners are Germany, France and China.
The leading lineup has changed for the first time in the last 20 years. While the UK is no longer there, China has stepped up.
Russian weapons are mainly exported to India, China, Algeria, and Vietnam.
Planes and helicopters make up a significant share of Russian exports abroad.