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

Aug 12, 2016 
Tyler Durden

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.

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 Matisec booth at Eurosatory International Weapons Show in France.



Delegates at the Sig Sauer display at the Defexpo: Land, Naval, and Internal Security Systems Exhibition in New Dehli, India.



A demonstration by the Wolf security company from France, specializing in security training, at the Milipol regional event in defense and internal security in Doha, Qatar.



The Tommanikin trauma manikin designed by U.S. Security Assistance for classroom settings and field training scenarios, at the Eurosatory International Weapons Show in France.



Masaku Paul Mutul of the Kenyan defense forces at the Arsenal Bulgarian display at the Defexpo: Land, Naval, and Internal Security Systems Exhibition in New Dehli, India.



The fuel tanker truck Carapace developed by the French Army during an outdoor  demonstrations, at the Eurosatory International Weapons Show in France.




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And remember, if you want to grow GDP when all else fails, you start using what you bought above.

Source: zerohedge.com

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