Saudi Arabia spends 25% of its budget on its military — here's what it has for the money
|01/03/2016||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Saudi Arabia has one of the best-funded defence forces in the Middle East.
The kingdom spends 25% of its budget, or about $80 billion, on its military. That is about double what it spends on health and social development.
It has been throwing its weight around recently, engaging in a war in Yemen and joining forces with Turkey against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
So here’s what all that money has bought it.
Saudi Arabia is strong in the air. Its air force contains more than 300 fighter jets and 15 active airfields. This includes dozens of US-made F-15s, with another 80 on order.
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Source : BusinessInsider.Com