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Russia is becoming an increasingly big player in the arms industry


Sean Gallup/Getty ImagesStockholm (AFP) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe dominated international arms sales in 2014, but their market share dropped while Russian and Asian companies saw theirs rise, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reported Monday.
Total turnover for the 100 biggest arms and military services companies declined for the fourth year in a row, falling by 1.5 percent from 2013 to stand at $401 billion (364 billion euros).
The top company was US-based Lockheed Martin, which saw sales grow by 3.9 percent to $37.5 billion for 2014.
Companies based in Western Europe and the United States continue …read more

Source: Business Insider

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