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The core work of SIPRI military expenditure project is to collect, analyze,
process and publish data on military expenditure worldwide, and to monitor
and analyze trends in military expenditure over time, looking at their
economic, political and security drivers and their implications for global
peace, security and development.
The military expenditure project is fundamentally data driven.
heart of the project is SIPRI’s unique, freely available, military
The database is updated annually, both with new
data for the most recent year and with revisions to past data to take
account of new information and ensure consistency over time.
A second key aspect of the work of the military expenditure project is to
study issues relating to transparency and accountability in military
budgeting, spending and procurement.
Such transparency is often quite weak,
which can affect the reliability of data, but which more seriously can lead
to wasteful and excessive spending, often unconnected to genuine security
needs, and to widespread corruption.
FY 2019, total US government spending for defense (including military
defense, veterans affairs, and foreign policy) is budgeted to be $951.5
billion. Military spending is budgeted at $688.6 billion, Veterans spending
is budgeted at $199.6 billion, and foreign policy and foreign aid spending
is budgeted at $63.3 billion.
Trade Registers are written outputs that contain
information on deals between specific arms suppliers and recipients over a
specific time period that are included in the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database.
A deal is only included in a Trade Register if reliable information has been
verified that an order has been placed or deliveries have begun.
The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies, 2017
Arms Export Control - Arms Trade Treaty - European Union External Action
The USA's Biggest Arms Export Partners
Digital Forensics for Detectives