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The countries making the most money from weapons sales

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 32: The global arms industry was worth a staggering $100 billion (£74bn) in 2017 and is set to surpass that figure this year. As Western weapons sales to Saudi Arabia come under scrutiny following the bombing of civilians in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, we take a look at the countries that make the most money from international heavy weapon exports.

The nations cashing in from the global trade in weapons

The global arms industry was worth a staggering $100 billion in 2017 and is set to surpass that figure this year. As Western weapons sales to Saudi Arabia come under scrutiny following the bombing of civilians in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, we take a look at the countries that make the most money from international heavy weapon exports. Click ahead to get started.

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