The U.S. State Department said the country has cut its arms sales abroad by almost half in 2022 compared to last year, due to the country’s support for Ukraine. DEA News.
“The total amount of arms sold abroad in the 2022 fiscal year amounted to $51.9 billion, which is 49.1% more than the $34.8 billion in the 2021 fiscal year,” the State Department said. said.
At the same time, the cost of ratified contracts increased due to decisions taken “to support Ukraine’s efforts,” as the US State Department noted.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the list of major deals in recent months includes: the sale of 116 Abrams tanks to Poland for $ 3.75 billion, a contract for Finland and Stinger missiles, the purchase of HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems by Lithuania, and others. Ukraine, on the other hand, entered this list with a 165 million dollar contract for the sale of non-standard ammunition.
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