Italy Sold $762 m in Arms Sales to Pakistan in 2018
March 30, 2020
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Italy Sold $762 m in Arms Sales to Pakistan in 2018

In its “Report on the Authorized Transactions Carried for Export, Import and Transit Control of Armament Materials,” the Italian government revealed that it approved €682.91 million (or $762 million US) in arms exports to Pakistan.

Pakistan was Italy’s second largest buyer, following Qatar (which received approvals worth €1.92 billion).

The sales for Pakistan in 2018 were roughly four times larger than those booked in 2017, which stood at €174.1 million (or $194.15 million US).

The official report did not disclose exactly what Italy approved for sale to Pakistan, but it does state that the systems in question include the following:

  • 12.7 mm caliber (plus lower and higher caliber) weapons and automatic weapons;
  • Ammunition;
  • Bombs, torpedoes, rockets, missiles, and accessories;
  • Equipment for the direction of shooting
  • Land vehicles
  • Aircraft
  • Electronic devices
  • Protective and construction equipment
  • Specialized equipment for military training or for the simulation of military scenarios
  • Devices for the vision of images

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