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World's Largest Defense Budgets

Budgets 2002 for NATO countries

Budgets 2002 for NATO countries in billions of US dollars 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NATO flag NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4...

United States of America 329.00
United Kingdom 38.40
France 29.50
Germany 24,90
Italy 19.40
Spain 8.40
Canada 7.40
Netherlands 6.60
Turkey 5.80
Norway 3.80
Greece 3.50
Poland 3.50
Belgium 2.53
Denmark 2.40
Czech Republic 1.62
Portugal 1.30
Romania 1.15
Hungary 1.08
Slovakia 0.45
Bulgaria 0.43
Slovenia 0.31
Lithuania 0.23
Luxembourg 0.18
Estonia 0.13
Latvia 0.12
Iceland 0.03



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  • Source : Atlas stratégique 2004

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Defense Budgets (2003)

The yearly report from the Stockholm International Peace Research institute shows that the purchase of military products by NATO member nations during the year 2003 rose 11 % relative to 2002 (6.5 % in volume). In some countries, this budget has been increased to the level maintained during the Cold War. The NATO flag NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), sometimes called North Atlantic Alliance, Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for defence collaboration established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4...


The United States leads in this increase. First of all, their purchases represent 47% of the US $956 billion world military expenditure in 2003. Moreover, without the decision to lead a campaign in Iraq and the suplementary expense of US $83 billion, the main expense would have been increased by only 3.5%. In general, this spending increase was copied by other countries. The defense budgets of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy representent about 13% (US $120 billion) of world defense spending. France and the United Kingdom have increased their equipment expenses, not only to act in United States military actions with the same technological level of their big ally, but equally to be able to act independently in smaller military campaigns such as Côte d'Ivoire. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ...


Among non-Nato nations, Japan spent US $46.9 billion on defense in 2003, The People's Republic of China, US$ 32.8 billion, and Russia, US $13 billion, (5%, 4%, and 1% of the world total, respectively).

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The total budget for those projects, which include the completion of European Aeronautic, Defence and Space Co.'s A400M transport aircraft and the Astute attack submarines that are built by BAE Systems Plc and other contractors, is currently forecast to cost 28 billion pounds.
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