zondag 22 juli 2018

Week 29 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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Netherlands / Nederland (see 20)

See tweet 2
1 – 170718: Dutch plan to sign #Reaper drone deal next week. #Fokker in Helmond, Netherlands already produces parts for them. https://www.reuters.com/article/dutch-drones/update-1-dutch-plan-to-sign-reaper-drone-deal-next-week-sources-idUSL8N1U95BY

2 – 170718: Het eerste contract in de NAG stand op Farnborough 2018 is getekend: AMBER - Affordable Multi Beam Radar. TNO, GKN Aerospace, Boeing, min EZK/CMP (by Twitter)

See tweet 3.
3 – 180718: Boeing and Netherlands sign agreement for attack en transport helicopter sustainment https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/farnborough/2018/07/17/boeing-and-netherlands-sign-agreement-for-helicopter-sustainment/

4 – 190718: New Dutch government transit spreadsheet. In June some ammo from Brazil to Germany and South-African fuzes for Switzerland, the rest almost all sports and hunter rifles. Nothing I really worry about. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2016/10/01/overzicht-doorvoer-militaire-goederen


Belgium / België

5 – 190718: French offsets for Wallonian (Belgium) FN Herstal, CMI and Thales Hasselt for acquisition of armoured vehicles, valued at € 1.1 billion. [in Dutch] http://www.knack.be/s/r/c/1175079 via @knack

Finland / Suomi

Germany / Deutchland (see 4, 30)

6 – 220718: Study: German banks finance the war in Yemen [in German] Studie: Deutsche Banken finanzieren den Krieg im Jemen http://www.badische-zeitung.de/nachrichten/wirtschaft/studie-deutsche-banken-finanzieren-den-krieg-im-jemen-mit via @badischezeitung

Spain / España

7 – 170718: Spanish Navantia supports blockade of Yemen with 5 new corvettes (value € 1.8bn). | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/81783/navantia-deal-creates-saudi-joint-venture#.W04sUiR9Vso.twitter

Sweden / Sverige

8 – 170718: Indian BEL and Swedish Saab collaborate on RAWL-03 L-band 3D air surveillance radar system | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/81787/bel-and-saab-collaborate-on-radars#.W04sClUiDB4.twitter

Switzerland / Suisse (see 4)

Turkey / Türkiye

9 – 160718: Past, present and future defence industrial cooperation between Turkey and UK: Turkish Defence and Aerospace industry accomplished exports of $64.069,24 Million to the United Kingdom in 2016, and $48.538,51 Million in 2017 (a 24% decrease). http://www.defenceturkey.com/en/content/past-and-present-cooperation-within-the-defence-industry-between-turkey-and-the-united-kingdom-3094#.W0xcmx_26vg.twitter

10 – 170718: Next step in Turkish Air Defence Soap. Featuring: Recep, Vladimir and Donald. http://gulftoday.ae  | US in talks with Turkey to sell Patriot system http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/a61992bb-9160-407e-bf68-5a2610c739b3.aspx

11 – 170718: Turkey acquits top journalist in reporting on 'covert arms trafficking' case http://bit.ly/2NXf2Vl via @dailystarleb

12 – 190718: Turkey Protests US Effort to Block Sale of F-35 Fighters https://www.voanews.com/a/turkey-protesting-us-effort-to-block-sale-of-f-35-fighters/4487967.html

UK (see also 9, 23, 26)

13 – 170718: UK almost doubles arms sales to countries on governments list of human rights abusers, figures reveal https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-arms-sales-double-human-rights-abusers-china-saudi-arabia-israel-yemen-a8452101.html

NATO/US (see also 10)

14 – 170718: De VS verdient dik aan de NAVO, schrijft Henk Witte https://joop.bnnvara.nl/opinies/de-vs-verdient-dik-aan-de-navo

15 – 170718: Why is President Trump asking Canada and Europe to spend more money on the military? Is it to further enrich the pockets of his plutocrat military industrial friends? http://www.thesudburystar.com/2018/07/16/letter-we-should-denuclearize-not-spend

16 – 170718: An unfortunate record to break: US has already sold more weapons this year than all 2017: $47B. https://breakingdefense.com/2018/07/the-u-s-has-already-sold-more-weapons-this-year-than-all-of-2017/

17 – 170718: In any case it is not to create jobs for the unemployed. Military Spending Is Up, but Aerospace and Defense Workers Are Scarce. No it creates competition with other jobs. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/us/military-aerospace-defense-workers.html

REST of the world


18 – 200718: Australia calls for greater powers to control defence exports | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/81854/australia-calls-for-greater-powers-to-control-defence-exports#.W1GVnEL5f-o.twitter

Brasil (see also 4)

19 – 210718: Ukrainian state firm Ukrinmash details design bid for Brazilian corvette competition. It is is proposing the Thales Nederland TACTICOS series combat management system (CMS) for the corvette. | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/81897/ukrainian-state-firm-ukrinmash-details-design-bid-for-brazilian-corvette-competition#.W1OLAYkWPyE.twitter

Canada (see 25)
China / Zhōngguó (see 21)
India (see 8, 23)
Russia / Rossija (see 10)

Saudi Arabia / Al-Arabiyah as Sa'udiyah (see also 7)

20 – 190718: Lockheed Martin wins $450M contract to support construction of Saudi Arabia's four $11.25bn surface ships http://www.defenseworld.net/news/22955#.W1B2ZdIzbg8 For the Netherlands see also: https://broekstukken.blogspot.com/2016/01/dutch-missile-technology-to-saudi-arabia.html

South Africa (see 4)

Taiwan / Táiwān

21 – 170718: Taiwan's Apache fleet goes into service amid China tensions http://toi.in/4CK-Jb/a24gk  via @TOIWorld https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/taiwans-apache-fleet-goes-into-service-amid-china-tensions/articleshow/65021275.cms

Ukraine / Ukrajina (see 19)
Yemen / Al-Yaman (see 6, 7)

Damen (see 25)

Fokker (see 1, 2)

22 – 190718: Second NH90 Sea Lion prototype helicopter begins qualification phase #Fokker https://www.naval-technology.com/news/second-nh90-sea-lion-prototype-helicopter-begins-qualification-phase/ via @DefenceTech_Mag

23 – 220718: GKN Fokker Elmo and State of Maharashtra (India) signed a MoU for investment in a 2nd manufacturing facility for wiring systems in India. It will operate alongside a existing Joint Venture in Bangalore serving the defence market. https://www.aero-mag.com/gkn-aerospace-establishes-new-wiring-facility-india/

Thales (see also 19)

25 – 220718: Bids to be submitted today for the (between $55 billion and $60 bn program) Canadian Surface Combatant – the countdown begins. Dutch shipbuilder Damen, Lockheed Martin, SAAB, Navantia all compete for the 15 ship order. https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/bids-to-be-submitted-today-for-canadian-surface-combatant-the-countdown-begins


Arms fairs

26 – 170718: Farnborough guest list was just published: includes Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Turkey...some of the world's worst regimes for human rights abuses, meeting with the world's biggest weapons makers. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/farnborough-international-airshow-2018

Drones (see 1)

F-35 (see also 12)

27 – 170718: Most European governments prefer to strengthen the US military aeronautic industry. Not the European. Isn't it? What waits in the wings for Europe’s next, next-gen fighter? https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/farnborough/2018/07/10/what-waits-in-the-wings-for-europes-next-next-gen-fighter/

Speciale Forces

28 – 170718: The advantage of SOF ops. Knowbody knows, not those controlling the Government. Special Operations Forces Continue to Expand Across the World—Without Congressional Oversight via @thenation https://www.thenation.com/article/special-operations-forces-continue-expand-across-world-without-congressional-oversight/


Defence budget (see 14-15)

Research and activism (see also 6)

29 – 170718: How to block an entrance to get Lockheed Martin out of a university program. https://www.wri-irg.org/en/story/2018/lockout-lockheed-melbourne-students-take-direct-action-against-university-contract

30 – 190718: Military research everywhere and malaria still killing 500.000 people annually. Germany Defence and Interior ministry officials push for creation of a new agency this year that will study disruptive technologies relevant to Germany’s defense and security. https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2018/07/18/germany-wants-its-own-version-of-darpa-and-within-the-year/

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