Shipbuilding, second hand equipment boost arms exports

Dutchnews.nl, 14 March 2011 - The Netherlands is one of the biggest arms exporters in the world, based on exports per head of the population, according to new figures from Swedish institute Sipri and quoted in the Volkskrant.

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Frank Slijper of the Campaign against the Arms Trade told the Volkskrant that the export of navy ships in particular has soared partly due to the trend towards small, fast boats which the Dutch excel in producing.

He estimates that around one third of Dutch weapons exports relates to second hand equipment.

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