maandag 27 februari 2017

Week 8 in 25 tweets

De afgelopen week kende twee wapenhandel hoogtepunten. De publicatie van het SIPRI rapport over de wereldwijde ontwikkelingen van de militaire uitgaven en de start van de wapenbeurs in Aboe Dhabi. Het een staat niet los van het andere. 

IDEX leverde een bedrag van US$ 5 miljard aan wapenorders op (niet gering op een bedrag van US$ 30 miljard per jaar). Jammer dat de Nederlandse pers niet even naar Nederland keek van (11 naar 12). Dat heeft stuivertje gewisseld met Israël (van 12 naar 11).

Nederland (zie ook Damen, Turkije)


4 – 210217: Croatia exported $36 million worth of ammunition to Jordan 2 years after Syrian conflict began, $124 million to Saudi Arabia since 2014


5 – 220217:MoU signed between #Italian #Beretta and Pakistan Ordnance Factories #POF


6 – 260217: #Dutch< government defends exports of #F35< #JSF< componments to #Turkey< because it is an ongoing project @HarryvandeSP<

7 – 260217:Proposed #missile purchase in #Russia may be a sign #Erdogan wants to reduce reliance on #NATO or a threat to do so.


8 – 210217:Lobby against arming #Azerbaijan, Japan Herald: Azerbaijan's arms imports 20 times higher than #Armenia's in 2012-16

9 – 210217:Lobby in Jerusalem Post for arms to #Azerbaijan ‘It’s time for the US Congress to scrap the sanctions on Azerbaijan’


10 – 230217: US arms trade to Asia as reported by SIPRI and NATO 2% demand seen from Chinese eyes.


11 – 260217: #India clears Rs 17,000 crore (€ 2.415 billion) mega-#missile deal with #Israel  via @TimesNow


12 – 260217: #Pakistan< on equipment buying spree in US, US, US, Italy, Russia, Turkey etc.<


13 – 230217: #Brazil's #Taurus shipped hand guns to son of #Yemeni smuggler: U.N. report | TODAYonline

kleine wapens

14 – 220217: #Kalashnikov sales soar in Middle East / no company in the #SIPRI top defense 100 that is making purely small arms


Damen (zie ook Nederland)

15 – 230217: Dutch pride. #Damen< extended SIGMA family [#IDEX< 17 D5] | IHS Jane's 360

16 – 230217: Defense News on New #UAE patrol ship build by Dutch #Damen, it "presents a striking profile"

17 – 220217: Hoe onze spionagetechnologie in verkeerde handen valt via @decorrespondent

Airbus (zie ook corruptie)

18 – 230217: BBC News - Military #A400M transport plane cost hits #Airbus profits


19 – 210217: #Airbus denies Austrian fraud allegations over Eurofighter #Typhoon deal


20 – 260217: #NYT overview of arms fair #IDEX: At a ‘Defense’ Expo, an Antiseptic World of Weaponry

21 – | IDEX concludes with over Dhs19b (€ 4.9b) deals

22 – 220217: #Sudan emerges as 3rd largest arms producer in Africa at major ams show #IDEX #armstrade

23 – 220217: #IDEX 2017: #Raytheon to keep focus on region despite US-imposed #Saudi arms deal suspension via @TheNationalUAE

Activisme en Onderzoek

24 – 260217: Increase in arms transfers driven by demand in the Middle East and Asia, says #SIPRI<

25 – 260217: And the world's biggest arms dealer is ... < via @CNNMoney<