Korea Is World's 9th-Largest Exporter of Weapons

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    December 21, 2021 08:44

    Korea has become the world's ninth-largest exporter of weapons.

    The Korea Research Institute for Defense Technology Planning and Advancement said on Monday the country accounted for 2.7 percent of the world's defense exports from 2016 to 2020 -- double the level from 2011 to 2015.

    Korea's weapons exports are expected to continue rising. Seoul signed a contract to export K-9 self-propelled howitzers to Australia earlier this month and is in talks with Egypt to export them.

    The largest arms exporter in the world during the same period was the U.S., followed by Russia, France, Germany and China.

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