- Under David Cameron, Britain made a total of £5.6 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia between May 2010 and early 2016.
- This consists of bulk sales of tear gas, bombs and guns, £1.6 billion for Hawk jets, and 72 Typhoon fighter aircraft (a deal worth £4.5 billion when completed), according to the Independent newspaper, which notes that these deals give Saudi Arabia twice as many British warplanes as the RAF.
- £3.5 billion worth of arms sales are said to have occurred between the UK and Saudi Arabia between the start of 2015 and the middle of this year.
- Overall, UK government figures show that £7.7 billion of arms sales were made last year.
- Two-thirds are made to countries in the Middle East, and in the last two years the UK has secured deals worth £388 million with the UAE, £170 million with Qatar, £120 million with Oman and £24 million with Bahrain.
- There's also been £450 million worth of arms sales to Turkey and £116 million to Egypt, among others.
"[The UK] now has about 12% of the global defence export market and, over the last decade, has shored up its position as the second largest arms exporter in the world."