Flight deck crew members direct a French Rafale fighter jet on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Mediterranean sea. Photo: reuters
Flight deck crew members direct a French Rafale fighter jet on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Mediterranean sea. Photo: reuters
Defence

Military spending surged to US$1.9 trillion in 2019, biggest increase in a decade

  • Before Covid-19 struck, the world’s militaries increased spending by 3.6 per cent
  • The US was the largest spender, accounting for 38 per cent of the global total

Flight deck crew members direct a French Rafale fighter jet on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Mediterranean sea. Photo: reuters
Flight deck crew members direct a French Rafale fighter jet on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in the Mediterranean sea. Photo: reuters
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