U.S. weapons sales are up nearly 50 percent in 2022. This was reported by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), linking it to the war in Ukraine and China's aggressive stance in the Far East, Fox News noted.
About $52 billion worth of weapons were sold in the U.S. in fiscal year 2022, up from nearly $35 billion reported in 2021.
Central European countries, for example, are looking to get some of the same assets that have worked well for the Ukrainian military and to increase their own deterrence capabilities, he added. Allies are looking at China and the situation with China in Asia and thinking they need to increase their capabilities.
That increase has to do not only with countries looking to expand their defense capabilities, but also with existing partners looking to modernize their security measures.