US largest weapons supplier

The United States is the largest supplier of weapons to developing nations, delivering more than US$9.6 billion ($14.09 billion) in arms in 2004.

The total value of all arms agreements last year was close to US$37 billion and nearly 59 per cent of the agreements were with developing nations, according to the Congressional Research Service.

The weapons being sold range from ammunition to tanks, combat aircraft, missiles and submarines.

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