Azerbaijan in top five importers of UAV

Tue 17 Mar 2015 06:46 GMT | 10:46 Local Time

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Isreal is the lead exporter of UAVs.

According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in the period from 1985 to 2014, 60.7% of all exported unmanned aircraft in the world were produced in Israel.

The United States are on the second place, it supplied 23.9% of all UAVs exported during this period. Canada is in third place (6.4%), Oxu.Az reports citing the newsru.co.il

In the period from 2010 to 2014 Israel exported 165 UAV, USA - 132, Italy - only 37.

SIPRI notes that the club of countries exporting their UAVs, is very narrow. In 2005-2009, there were 11, in 2010-2014 - only 10.

At the same time, the number of importers of UAV has grown to 35 states. The largest importer of UAV is the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2014, they bought 6 shock UAVs in the US and another 55 machines of various modifications in Israel (in total - 33.9% of the machines exported during this period).

The second largest importer of UAV is India, purchasing 13.2% of all exported machines. It is followed by Italy, Azerbaijan, Germany, Turkey, France, Singapore and Brazil.

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