“Amid regional instability, an arms race is under way among Arab Gulf countries. The members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait – have spent billions of dollars on weapons this year alone.
Here’s a look at the recent deals made.”
- Saudi Arabia
So far in 2018, Saudi Arabia has allocated over $3bn to arms deals.
Qatar has allocated over $490m to arms deals in 2018.
So far in 2018, Kuwait has allocated over $300m to arms deals.
- United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates has allocated more than $200m for arms purchases in 2018.
Oman has allocated more than $60m for buying weapons in 2018.
Bahrain has not reported any arms purchases yet in 2018.
For specific details see: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/gulf-cooperation-council-arms-race-sells-180412125953374.html