zondag 1 juli 2018

Week 26 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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Met oproep: Aanmelden kan door middel van €7,50 overmaken op rekeningnummer NL35RABO0321512812 ten name van ROOD, jong in de SP onder vermelding van Naam en 'Bus NAVO top', met een mailtje erachteraan naar rood[AT]sp.nl met vermelding van rekeningnummer en aanmelding voor de bus.

Netherlands / Nederland (see also 16 )

1 – 260618: Dutch NGO Stop Wapenhandel reports the UAE Presidential Garde, a military elite unit with an important role in the war in Yemen, will next week participate in the Non-Conventional Threat (NCT) Europe event in Vught, the Netherlands. More info Mark Akkerman. Http://stopwapenhandel.org/node/2184

EUROPE (see also 17)

2 – 270618: A lot to gain: improve control on second hand arms exports. http://broekstukken.blogspot.com/2018/06/improve-control-on-second-hand-arms.html

3 – 270618: European Defence Fund - the militarisation of EU science https://euobserver.com/opinion/142205  By @BramVrancken @Vredesactie

Belgium / België

4 – 010718: Belgium's Council of State suspends four FN Herstal arms export licences to Saudi Arabia, finds that Walloon government had not carried out sufficient risk assessment. Sixteen other licences could not be suspended, were already fullfilled. http://www.brusselstimes.com/business/11781/council-of-state-suspends-arms-export-licences-to-saudi-arabia

Czech Rep. / Česko

5 – 010718: Czech exports of arms and military equipment dropped from the record-breaking Kc18.2bn in 2016 to Kc15bn in 2017, according to an estimate of the Defence and Security Industry Association.

Germany / Deutchland (see also 14)

6 – 260618: Atlas Elektronik, Thales Deutschland to develop K130 CMS | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/81308/atlas-elektronik-thales-deutschland-to-develop-k130-cms

7 – 270618: In 2017, the first 2 German post-shipment controls were carried out on the end-use of small arms. The on-the-spot checks on state recipients in #India and the #UAE proceeded without complaint. Germany is the first EU country to carry out such checks. TendersInfo 26/06/18

Finland / Suomi

8 – 010718: Despite #Yemen conflict, probe clears Finland over Patria export license for sale of armoured personnel carriers to #UAE https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/06/29/despite-yemen-conflict-probe-clears-finland-over-patria-export-license-for-sale-to-uae/

France (see 23)
Italy / Italia

Norway / Norge

9 – 260618: Norway: Annual white paper on exports of defence-related products. In 2017, Norway exported arms and military equipment worth around NOK 5.4 billion (€ 560m) https://www.regjeringen.no/en/aktuelt/defence-related-exports/id2605708/ Or full report in Norwegian: https://www.regjeringen.no/contentassets/5b32b17e6b194492bd434ee3bbbce01c/no/pdfs/stm201720180019000dddpdfs.pdf

Poland / Polska
Spain / España
Sweden / Sverige
Switzerland / Suisse
Turkey / Türkiye

10 – 240618: Turkey’s STM showcases new MILGEM Ada corvette variant in Brasil Tamandaré class competition (includes Thales equipment). https://quwa.org/2018/06/24/turkeys-stm-showcases-new-milgem-ada-corvette-variant-2/ via @QuwaGroup

11 – 270618: #Turkey’s Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip #Erdogan, secured a mandate to rule until 2023. He's widely known for his ambitions in indigenous defense and aerospace capabilities. #BAEs #RollsRoyce #Eurosam #F35 https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2018/06/26/after-turkeys-election-is-it-defense-business-as-usual/

12 – 010718: US to impose Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions on Turkey over purchase of Russian missiles https://europeansanctions.com/2018/06/28/us-to-impose-caatsa-sanctions-on-turkey-over-purchase-of-russian-missiles/ via @wordpressdotcom

UK (see 11, 20, 22)

13 – 270618: It is exported from the US. BAE Systems to supply assault amphibious vehicles to Taiwan | Jane\'s 360 http://www.janes.com/article/81335/bae-systems-to-supply-assault-amphibious-vehicles-to-taiwan#.WzPPR7HrK9E.twitter

Armenia / Hayastan
Azerbaijan / Azərbaycan

14 – 280618: Rheinmetall signed a LoI to cooperate with Azerbaijan. A country under an OSCE arms embargo. Former minister Niebel and Rheinmetall chief lobbyist also met the Azerbaijani ambassador. Rheinmetall bahnt Geschäfte mit Aserbaidschan an [in German] https://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/rheinmetall-bahnt-geschaefte-mit-aserbaidschan-an-8142486.html

Brasil (see 10)
India (see 7)

Israël / Isra'il

15 – 250618: Israeli arms industry will benefit from EU-US trade war, according to Shaul Katznelson, the vice president for economics at the quasi-governmental Israel Export Institute. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/business/trump-s-trade-war-is-there-a-silver-lining-for-israel-1.6201871

Mexico / México

Myanmar / Myanma

17 – 270618: EU, Canada sanction Myanmar generals over Rohingya; #Myanmar says two are fired https://www.reuters.com/article/us-myanmar-eu/eu-canada-sanction-myanmar-generals-over-rohingya-myanmar-says-two-are-fired

Saudi Arabia / Al-Arabiyah as Sa'udiyah (see 4)
Taiwan / Táiwān (see 13)

Tunesia / Tunisiyya

18 – 260618: #Tunesia Defending what? Offshore patrol boat "Syphax 611" is ordered in 2016 at #DAMEN. The whole order is for 4 similar vessels. "A first ship has already been delivered. The other 2 will be delivered by the end of 2018," said Minister of Defence Zbidi. https://www.tap.info.tn/en/Portal-Top-News-EN/10318498-62nd-anniversary-of

UAE / Al-Imarat Al-Arabiyah Al-Muttahidah (see 1, 7, 8)
US (see 12, 15, 19-21)

Yemen / Al-Yaman (see 1)

19 – 260618: Good read. In short, business is brisk for Raytheon’s bomb division. Sales rose from just over $7 billion in 2016 to around $7.8 billion in 2017, driven in part by sales of Paveway laser-guided bombs. https://www.alternet.org/world/raytheons-profits-boom-alongside-civilian-deaths-yemen

20 – 260618: Yemen conflict is portrayed as proxy war between Iranian-backed Houthi-led militias & Yemenis, according to Al Jazeera, asking how much attention has been given to US/UK, whose weapons sales & military assistance enabled wealthy Gulf states to wage war. https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/listeningpost/2018/06/uk-media-won-war-yemen-180624152733811.html

21 – 010718: A top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Thursday he cannot support for now a Trump administration plan to sell high-tech munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates over concerns about the war in Yemen, a decision that could derail the sale. https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2018/06/28/world/middleeast/28reuters-usa-arms-yemen.html


Damen (see 16, 18)
Thales (see 6. 10)


Arms fairs

22 – 260618: Protest outside #UDT2018 #TridentShowcase Glasgow SEC

Artificial Intelligence

23 – 280618: France is still in the IA race? Col Beaucournu: "We've a good academic level, an ecosystem of 200 start-ups and big companies like Atos, Dassault Systèmes, Thales and MBDA (...)" & a "combination of experts, skills and customers for our products." https://www.latribune.fr/entreprises-finance/industrie/aeronautique-defense/ia-dans-le-militaire-la-france-reste-dans-la-course-aux-armements-783018.html


Small Arms (see 4)
Speciale Forces (see 1)
Submarines (see 22)


Refugees (see 18)
Research and activism (see 1, 2, 3)

This is a selection from a larger amount of tweets. Tweets with a relation the Netherlands, arms trade and defence-industry weight heavier in the selection. If you want to have them daily see http://twitter.com/martinbroek