SIPRIStockholm International Peace Research Institute
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Its share of total global arms imports increased from 7 to 14 percent, SIPRI said.
India and Pakistan, also countries that have not signed the NPT but that nonetheless possess nuclear weapons, each have around 90-120 warheads, SIPRI found, while the NPT countries have many hundreds, or, in the case of the US and Russia, many thousands, more.
"Cybersecurity has become a top national security issue and there has been a lot of discussion about that over the last years," SIPRI cybersecurity expert Vincent Boulanin said.
The total nuclear warheads of India and Pakistan remained the same between 2011 and 2012, the SIPRI report said.
Las ventas de armas y de servicios militares por las mayores empresas productoras ("SIPRI Top 100") siguieron aumentando en 2010.
The 41st edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyzes developments in 2009 in
China was estimated to account for about 6.6 per cent of global spending or $ 100 billion, while France, Britain, and Russia each accounted for some four per cent, the SIPRI said in its annual report on arms spending on Wednesday.
SIPRI said in March the UAE was the fourth largest importer worldwide in total arms between 2005 to 2009, spending $6.5 billion.
The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014-18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009-13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004-2008, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
The Sweden-based SIPRI launched its latest report on Monday, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.
SIPRI also refers to unconfirmed reports that Israel's Dolphin-class submarines are capable of launching nuclear warheads.
Sweden-based ( Stockholm International Peach Research Institute (SIPRI) attributed the decline to the U.S.