ANALYSIS: Saudi deals top US arms sales in 2011

August 2012
MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;8/31/2012, Vol. 56 Issue 35, p17
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The article focuses on a 2012 report by the U.S. Congressional Research Service concerning military spending in the Middle East in 2011. It states that Saudi Arabia accounted for over half of U.S. arms sales in 2011, spending 33.7 billion dollars on arms including 84 Boeing F-15 fighter jets. It mentions that the United Arab Emirates purchased 4.5 billion dollars, including Lockheed Martin's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to protect cities against missile attack.


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