Ranked fifth globally
At the same time, Saudi Arabia ranks fifth globally in this regard. Saudi Arabia has the largest number of military vehicles after the United States, China, Russia and South Korea. The report was published by Al Khaleej Online. Statistics show that Saudi Arabia has more armed vehicles than Britain, Germany, France, Iran, Turkey and Israel, which are generally known as the world’s most powerful armed forces.
Saudi Arabia has 12,500 armored vehicles
The United States has the largest number of military vehicles in the world. The United States has more than 40,000 military vehicles. It is followed by China (35,000), Russia (27,000) and South Korea (14,100). It is followed by Saudi Arabia with 12,500 military vehicles. Turkey, the other country in the region, ranks sixth with 11,630 military vehicles. With 11,000 vehicles, Egypt ranks eighth globally. Iran ranks 15th with 8,500 military vehicles and Israel 17th with 7,500 vehicles.
$ 2 billion in 10 years
Saudi Arabia has seen a huge increase in defense spending in recent years. The Saudi Ministry of Defense has set aside an additional $ 2 billion for military spending over the next 10 years. The country is currently planning to develop and manufacture weapons locally. Through this, Saudi Arabia also aims to strengthen the country’s arms manufacturing sector. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Ohali, governor of the General Authority for Military Industries, said Saudi Arabia plans to spend half of its military budget locally by 2030. He also said that more emphasis will be given to research and development activities related to the manufacture of military equipment.