Military spending in the world in 2009 was $1,531 trillion, which is 5.9% more compared to 2008 and 49% more compared to 2000, says SIPRI Yearbook 2010. The US military expenses were $661 billion, which is 43% more than a year earlier. The US spends 54% of the total world expense. It looks like the Russian Defense Ministry considers these numbers while planning its expenses for arms
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