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June 26, 2013 3:54 pm

Israel Ranks as World’s 6th-Largest Arms Exporter in 2012

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Israel Arrow 3 missile defense system. Photo: IDF. Israel was the world’s sixth-largest weapons exporter in 2012, securing defense deals amounting to $2.4 billion, a new report by IHS Jane’s, a business intelligence company specializing in military and national security, said Tuesday.

According to the report, Israel has been able to increase its market share from 2.4 percent in 2011 to 3.5 percent in 2012, according to Israel Hayom.

The report further noted that Israel’s  weapons sales have increased by 74 percent since 2008, largely thanks to deals with India, which has become Israel’s biggest weapons client over the past five years.

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  • BH in Iowa

    Meanwhile the average Israelis are prohibited by their government from possessing their own Israeli-made firearms.

  • Jan

    So with all these billions of dollars coming in why does Israel need to bleed the US of billions of dollars every year. Time to be on your own Israel. You are 65. You are supposedly grown up and don’t need to, as my Israeli nephew said, suck at the US teat any more.