Meet The Real Lords Of War: How The World Goes Shopping For Death

From Zero Hedge:

There are movies, and then there is real life.

Global military spending rose to $1.68 trillion in 2015, making up about 2.3 percent of the world’s gross domestic product, according to Bloomberg. To document a small portion of it, over the past four years, photographer Guillaume Herbaut has been traveling to Jordan, Qatar, France, and India to look beyond the glossy veneer of the world’s weapons markets.

This is what he found.

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Qatari delegate with the Turkish-made 9 mm semi-automatic Pistom MKE T 94K and the 9 mm submachine gun MP5-K at the Milipol regional event in defense and internal security in Doha, Qatar.

 

A Chinese People’s Liberation Army officer tests an American-made rifle at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference (Sofex) in Amman, Jordan.

 

Delegates inspect the Main Battle Tank MBT, manufactured by the German company Rheinmetall, at the Eurosatory International Weapons Show in France.

 

Detail of the VBCI casevac (Véhicule Blindé de Combat d’infanterie) on the Nexter display during the Eurosatory International Weapons Show in France.

 

Delegate from Belerus (center) and others during the opening ceremony of Defexpo: Land, Naval, and Internal Security Systems Exhibition in New Dehli, India.

 

The display of the Spanish company Radete at the Milipol regional event in defense and internal security in Doha, Qatar.

 

Riot gear made by the French company Protecop during an outdoor demonstration at the Eurosatory International Weapons Show in France.

 

Hostesses at the OFB (Ordnance Factory Board) display at Defexpo: Land, Naval, and Internal Security Systems Exhibition in New Dehli, India.

 

Chemical protective suit on display at the …

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