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Saudis second largest Swedish arms buyers

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post 22.Feb.2013, 10:30 AM
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India and Saudi Arabia were the Swedish weapons industry's top clients in 2012, a year which nevertheless saw Sweden's arms exports drop 30 percent from the year before.

Overall, Sweden sold 9.8 billion kronor ($1.53 billion) worth of arms in 2012, according to a report from the Swedish Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls (Inspektionen för strategiska produkter, ISP), a state body meant to ensure weapons export follows ethical guidelines set by parliament.

Aside from India and Saudia Arabia, whose governments bought 1.44 million and 922 million kronor worth of Swedish arms last year respectively, other significant clients were France (899 million), Pakistan (615 million), and Thailand (600 million).

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*earthquake*
post 23.Feb.2013, 08:02 PM
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The are good at selling arms... they helped the nazis in world war 2
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Nemesis
post 24.Feb.2013, 12:36 AM
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They need to increase the sales teams and sell more.
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*wallyj*
post 24.Feb.2013, 01:28 AM
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Sweden has sold 922 million worth of arms to Saudi Arabia.
What is wrong with you people?
You pretend to be a progressive country,yet arm one of the most oppressive regimes in the world.
Hypocrites,or incredibly stupid,take your pick.
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Freelife
post 24.Feb.2013, 09:46 PM
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1.44 million Kr from India is very less for that country.
India must buy more, they have a ritual to go on war every 10 years with one of the other major customer.
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Phillynilly
post 25.Feb.2013, 12:55 AM
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Neutral huh????
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rohermoker
post 25.Feb.2013, 02:36 PM
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It would be nice to think that if Sweden or any other country for that matter "just would not sell" the world would be a better place. I once worked for a major defence conrtactor based here in Minnesota that made what some call cluster bombs. We called working there as "welfare with diginity". Granted you could build cook stoves for the poor, but they won't pay 9.8 minnion Kr, they got no money, and the tree hugger-peace-nick's have the money but won't, if they can guilt the "rich".
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