Israel ranked as the world’s sixth largest arms exporter in 2012 with $2.4 billion worth of defense sales, according to IHS Jane’s.
IHS Jane’s, a business intelligence company specializing in military and national security topics, put the United States at the top of its list, with more than $28 billion in defense deals in 2012.
Trailing behind the U.S. in the top five were Russia, which exported $10 billion’s worth of weapons, France with $4.5 billion in sales, the United Kingdom, at an export total of $4.5 billion of weapons and Germany, which last year sold weapons and defense equipment worth $3 billion. Among the top 10 weapons exporters, Germany was the only country to see a drop of its arms exports compared to 2008 figures.
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