Russia is now in a leading role in the global arms trade («», Spain)

Russia is now in a leading role in the global arms trade (
Sales volumes of 100 world’s largest producers tools and services declined in 2012 by 4.2% compared to 2011 and amounted to 395 billion dollars. At the same time the implementation of Russian guns in real terms increased by 29%.
How should a yearly ranking of the 100 largest industrial companies military world represented by the Stockholm Institute of Spices Research problems of the world (SIPRI) at the Munich Security Conference this year, implementation of arms and military services destination naikrupneyshim manufacturers guns in 2012 totaled 395 billion difficulties bucks. According Fundacio per la Pau, this means reducing the volume of sales by 4.2% in real terms, then followed by a decrease in sales of arms to 6.6% in 2013. In any case, compared with the 2003 implementation of the guns increased by 29% in real terms.
With all this it is worth noting that the decline in sales in 2012 guns were not widespread. At that time, there was a decline as sales of American, Canadian and European companies untold, Russian producers significantly increment this figure by 28%.

Shred companies that are not in North America and Western Europe since 2005, rose to 13.5%, which at the present time is a great indicator for them. But the top 100 large military-industrial companies does not include Chinese manufacturers in connection with the drawback of data.

Growing purchasing guns for the Russian army
According to the estimates of professionals SIPRI, Russian company to significantly increase sales of arms in 2012. Besides the United Aircraft Company (UAC), all six companies included in the ranking SIPRI, increased sales of own products by 20% or more. Concern PVO «Almaz-Antey», increase its sales by 41% in this list takes 14th position, which is the best result for companies Russian military-industrial complex (MIC) after the beginning of the publication of data on its activities in 2002.

Russian companies continue to maintain the highest level of exports, but a sharp increase in sales in 2012 reflects, in the main, domestic sales under the state armaments program (SAP) 2011-2020, the total cost of which is estimated at 700 billion dollars. Despite the skeptical eyes of a number of professionals with respect to its implementation, a significant increase in purchases of arms for the Russian armed forces in the current time is natural.
«The Russian defense industry uniformly rising from the ruins of the Russian military industry» — said Sam Perlo-Freeman (Dr. Perlo — Freeman), director of SIPRI research programs from production and sales of products for military purposes (DID). «However, the development of Russian defense industry significantly inhibits obsolete equipment, inefficient organization of labor and extensive vserasprostranennaya corruption. These reasons are contributing significantly to the competitiveness of Russian defense products in comparison with the western. «
Implementation of 42 U.S. companies included in the list, make up 58% of the total sales of that are prevalent in the rankings. Implementation of 30 European companies make up 28% of the total. While the implementation of these companies has DID 87% decline in the regions producing weapons, directly affects on reducing military spending. This process began in 2011. Spices, namely, note that the conclusion of the South American troops from Iraq at the end of 2011 directly affected the sale of a variety of weapons manufacturers.
The biggest losses in relative terms (about 60%) suffered American company KBR, which produced logistics military contingent in Iraq. Harm suffered as the company Navistar and AM General, supply various equipment for U.S. troops in the Middle Eastern country. Also decreased sales companies including Navistar and AM General, were supplying armored South American contingent in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. military industry has weakened somewhat in comparison with the situation prior to the adoption of the Act on the Control of economical means (Budget Control Act), when the United States also participated in the 2-wars. Yet sales and profits of the military-industrial complex still continues to exceed previous results, highlighted Sam Perlo-Freeman.

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Continuing Soviet tradition segodnyaschy Our homeland implements instrument which together with the oil, gas and a small amount of computer equipment is a big part of the articles of its exports. And she did more and exports. What nibudt heard of her heavy industry? Alternatively, it may be easier? Anyone beheld washing machine, machine, equipment for the printing industry, optical instruments or the car with the words «Made in Russia»? Nobody …


We are against this, but since the time of the second World War, they simply outperform all others, whether military ships, aircraft or air defense system. They substantiated their an advantage during the liberation war against the Nazi invaders.

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In the summer of 2012 in Israel erupted terrible forest fires, and all the unfortunate West there was no means for their suppression. And if not solidary assistance Russian Federation, to provide more seaplanes, Israel would have blazed on all sides, including urban areas.

But we, like sheep, continue to bleat, «What are these Russian bad!». Maybe it’s time to begin to think and behave like a flock!


I can go cause the following examples: Airliner components for A-350, which produces the company VSMPO (they account for about 5% of the total number of parts), Ka-32 helicopters, which are annually involved in fighting forest fires in Spain, regional passenger aircraft Sukhoi 100 Superjet, which acquired a Mexican airline Interjet, Mi-8 helicopters, which are purchased in Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil and other countries. Two nuclear reactors that Rosatom mounts in Finland, two more that just ordered Hungary. Nuclear power stations, which builds Our homeland in India, China, Bangladesh, Iran. Rocket engines RD-180 mounted on American rockets «Atlas.» Half of the fuel that runs the South American nuclear power plants supplied Russia. Also wheat, of which Egypt, Jordan, Algeria and some other countries, bake bread, sunflower oil supplied half of the globe, unlimited sweet beets. Cement, fertilizer, etc.. List goes on.

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