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International transfers of combat aircraft, 2005–2009
Siemon T. Wezeman
SIPRI Fact Sheet

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Stories like the USA's planned sale of combat aircraft to Saudi Arabia, Israel's and Canada's selection of the US Joint Strike Fighter, and ongoing competition for large orders from India and Brazil are making headlines in the media. This SIPRI Fact Sheet shows that combat aircraft together with related weapons and components accounted for one-third of worldwide arms transfers in the past five years and highlights concerns about the economic and security consequences of these transfers.

About the author

Siemon T. Wezeman (the Netherlands) is a Senior Fellow with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme.

Publisher: SIPRI
8 pp.
November 2010


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