Ventes d’avions de combat 2005-2009

Source : SIPRI, Ventes d’avions de combat 2005-2009 , novembre 2010 ( en anglais)
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Faits essentiels / KEY FACTS

  • Combat aircraft accounted for 27 per cent of the volume of international transfers of major conventional weapons in 2005– 2009.
  • Weapons and components related to combat aircraft accounted for a further 7 per cent of transfers.
  • Only 11 countries produce combat aircraft: China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Russia and the USA are by far the two largest suppliers of combat aircraft.
  • Second-hand aircraft accounted for 26 per cent of the combat aircraft transferred in 2005–2009.
  • For arms-producing countries, sales of combat aircraft are often the highest- valued arms exports.
  • Over the period 2005–2009, 44 countries imported combat aircraft.
  • India, the United Arab Emirates and Israel—which each lies in a region of serious international tensions—were by far the largest importers of combat aircraft.
  • Combat aircraft have the potential to be among the most destabilizing of weapons.
  • The more advanced combat aircraft cost over $40 million each. Even for rich countries, the acquisition of such expensive systems may shape the direction of defence policy and doctrine for many years.