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defence exports

nickwattsIMG 20170907 0924504Figures released on 30th July by the UK's Defence Export Sales Organisation (UKTI DSO) indicate that on a rolling ten-year basis, the UK remains the second largest global defence exporter after the USA. Nick Watts took a look for Defence Viewpoints.

In 2018, the UK won defence orders worth £14bn, up on the previous year (£9bn) and illustrative of the volatile nature of the global export market for defence. The UK share of the global defence export market was estimated at 19% in 2018. The UK's largest defence export markets were the Middle East, North America and Europe. In 2018, the value of UK Security export sales was £5.2bn, an increase from 2017 (£4.8bn), maintaining the UK at 4th place in the rankings. The UK's largest Security export markets were Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America, of which there are more details on the next page.

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An Index of all the Russias

Papers about Russia published on the U K Defence Forum website

RS76 Modernisation of the Russian Army : Hesitant reform and rapid rearmament - September 2010
RS75 Russia and the West : perceptions and misperceptions that define the relationship - June 2010
RS74 Russian energy policy in the 21st century - June 2010
RS71 New Russian proposals for a European Security Treaty
RS70 Crime and corruption in modern Russia - March 2010
RS69 The impact of climate change on the geopolitics of the Arctic - February 201o
RS68 Confronting the mortality maelstrom - October 2009
RS64 Western reactions to Russian proposals for a new security architecture - October 2009
RS63 Towards a new security architecture - October 2009
RS58 Russia and network centric warfare - July 2008
RS42 Russia's defence exports resurgence - 2005
RS2 Russia post the Presidential Election,1996
RS1 Whither Russia - July 1996

 
 

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