This map shows the top five arms arms exporting nations and their top customers. The arms trade report by SIPRI was released today.
Big Site Expansion: Profiles Of 3,100 Foreign Military Companies Working In Iraq And Afghanistan—Plus Maps
To build this new database of 3,100 Defense Department contractors, I downloaded 11 years of spending data for work performed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Israel. The records serve as a starting point for what aims to be a much more complete public directory of arms traders and military contractors.
The upstart British manufacturer BAE is no longer the world’s largest producer of killing machines, killing machine-accessories and killing-related services. That great honor, once again, belongs to an American company, Lockheed Martin.