What did the US Department of Defense buy in Belgium in 2011?
On May 18, 2012, the US Department of Defense published its report to Congress on purchases of supplies manufactured outside the United States for the fiscal year 2011. Take a look at the document to see what the Pentagon bought from your country.
Belgium is mentioned 12 times in this report. On the 243,000 actions, worth USD 24 billion*, of purchases in supplies, services, fuel and construction, only 3,000 were made in Belgium, worth USD 73 million (0.3%). The US DoD bought for roughly 30,000,000 USD of equipement made in Belgium.
What equipement did the US DoD buy in Belgium in 2011?
Aircraft Equipement (USD 35,000) ; Missile and Space Systems (USD 950,000) ; Ships (USD 891,000) ; Combat Vehicles (USD 20,400) ; Non-Combat Vehicles (USD 621,000) ; Weapons (USD 25,000,000) ; Ammunition (unspecified) ; Electronics and Communication Equipement (USD 4,300) ; Medical and Dental Supplies Equipement (USD 70,400) ; Others (USD 1,900,000).
Although not specified, the term “weapons” used in this report could refer to small arms and light weapons. If it is the case, then small arms and light weapons account for roughly 83% of the equipement bought by the US DoD in Belgium in 2011. This equipement accounts for roughly 41% of purchases made in Belgium.
*All numbers are rounded.
Special thanks to the website of Philippe Chapleau, where this report was mentioned a while ago.