Arms exporters eye deals at Mideast’s largest defense show

February 19, 2015 10:13 AM

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ABU DHABI (Reuters) - International firms will scramble for new orders at the Middle East's largest arms show which opens in Abu Dhabi next week as oil-rich Gulf states load up on weapons in a region rocked by instability and violence.

The Middle East is the largest market driver in the industry with billions of dollars spent annually on buying military equipment, from drones and jet fighters to guided missiles.

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