The German Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection has published its report on the approval of arms and military equipment sales last year. According to the report, the German government authorized the sale of approximately 12.2 billion euros worth of arms and military equipment abroad last year.
Thus, Germany's arms and military equipment sales in 2023 broke a record.
Berlin's previous annual record for arms and military equipment sales was 9.35 billion euros in 2021. It was noteworthy that the new record was 30 percent higher than the old one.
According to the ministry's report, the country with the highest sales of military equipment last year was Ukraine, which is at war with Russia. Berlin authorized the sale of 4.44 billion euros worth of arms and equipment to Kiev.
The German government's export licenses to Ukraine include Leopard 2 tanks, Patriot air defense systems, Gepard anti-aircraft tanks, PzH howitzers, stinger missiles, grenades, helmets and vehicles.
Last year, the government approved the sale of 10.84 billion euros worth of arms and military equipment, 89 percent of which went to European Union (EU) and NATO countries.
Switzerland, Singapore, Ukraine, Ukraine, Japan, Australia, Australia and South Korea receive the same or similar treatment as NATO countries when it comes to arms export controls in Germany.
German arms and military equipment sales to Israel increased 10-fold last year to 326 million euros.
German arms and military equipment sales to Israel increased 10-fold last year to 326 million euros. In the first few weeks after the start of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the federal government approved 185 applications from Israel.