Israel reports lower 2018 defence exports

17 April 2019

The International Defence Cooperation Directorate of the Israeli Ministry of Defence, SIBAT, revealed on 17 April that the country had exported less defence equipment in 2018 than in previous years.

Exports amounted to USD7.5 billion for the year, down from 2017's USD9.2 billion. The Asia-Pacific market continued to be Israel's leading destination, accounting for 46% of exports, while Europe received 26%, North America 20%, South America 6%, and Africa 2%.

Of the main defence equipment exports, missile and missile defence systems comprised 24% of exports, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and payloads 15%, radars and electronic defence aids 14%, maintenance and upgrades of existing equipment 14%, communications and space intelligence systems 6%, marine systems 2%, and satellites and space system payloads 1%.

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