zondag 24 september 2017

Week 38 in #wapenhandel25tweets

(Gaarne 'liken' of delen als je het nuttig of interessant vindt.)

Nederlands grootste wapenproducent doet zelf onderzoek naar de export en bouw van zijn ofshore patrol vessels (OPV). Het zijn schepen die van ligt tot middelzwaar bewapend zijn. Schepen die geleverd worden aan landen die bij wijze van spreken door een ringentje te halen zijn en aan landen waar wel wat aan schort als het gaat om mensenrechten, interne of regionale veiligheid en militaire bestedingen ten opzichte van sociale uitgaven.

Van 26 tot 28 september vindt de OPV beurs in Rotterdam plaats om de schepen nog meer in het zonnetje te zetten.

Nederland (zie ook 25, 26)

1 – 180917 – Retweet @frankslijper: Dutch company Avinco mentioned in Guardian exposé of potential Airbus money laundering scheme https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/sep/18/airbus-launches-internal-corruption-investigation-after-guardian-expose 



2 – 200917: German gun manufacturer Germany's Heckler & Koch excludes Israel as export destination. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Germanys-Heckler-and-Koch-to-stop-selling-guns-to-Israel-505600


3 – 230917: French-Italian naval industrial cooperation has hurdles to overcome https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/09/22/french-italian-naval-industrial-cooperation-has-hurdles-to-overcome/

Italië (zie 3)


4 – 180917: #Austria’s allegations on the #Eurofighter jet “appears highly abstruse and politically motivated,” stated #Airbus. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2017/09/18/airbus-austrias-eurofighter-fraud-allegations-are-politically-motivated/

5 – 200917: Austrian minister says Airbus settlement still possible in lawsuit. #Airbus row with #Austria is unique in its fury. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-austria/austrian-minister-says-airbus-settlement-still-possible-in-lawsuit-idUSKCN1BU0I9


6 – 210917: Quite often Prague doesn't have a clue #Czech Republic unaware how #DANA #artillery systems appeared in #Azerbaijan https://armenpress.am/eng/news/905935/czech-republic-unaware-how-dana-artillery-systems-appeared-in-azerbaijan-E28093-rfe/


7 – 180917: #Turkey still hasn’t owned up to a vicious assault on #American soil maybe a threat to block #weapon sales will. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/turkey-still-hasnt-owned-up-to-a-vicious-assault-on-american-soil/2017/09/17/98c6e926-9963-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html?utm_term=.bc3a241c3306

VK (zie 1, 15, 19)

8 – 170917: Expert comment: Brexit could affect global efforts to control arms trade - University of Kent: https://www.kent.ac.uk/news/society/15082/expert-comment-brexit-could-affect-global-efforts-to-control-arms-trade

9 – 200917: BAeSystems a bag on the head and cotton in the ears? Weapon manufacturer's visits to Glasgow schools set to continue http://www.thenational.scot/news/15545231.Patrick_Harvie_intervenes_as_councillors_confirm_defence_firm__39_s_visits_to_Glasgow_schools_set_to_continue/

10 – 200917: Hard Brexit 4 defence business? #MBDA boss: Extremely negative consequences if #Brexit cuts off defense cooperation https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2017/09/19/mbda-boss-extremely-negative-consequences-if-brexit-cuts-off-defense-cooperation/

Zwitserland (zie ook 1)


Azerbeidjan (zie 6)


11 – 200917: No trust: US defence firms want control over tech in Make-in-#India plan and not being held #liable for defects https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-defence-exclusive/exclusive-u-s-defense-firms-want-control-over-tech-in-make-in-india-plan-idUSKCN1BU15O

Israël (zie ook 2)

12 – 210917: Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, insists that #Israel will not halt its weapons shipments to regime in #Yangon http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/israeli-arms-and-oil-fuel-rohingya-massacre-1.2093407#.WcOHkuRyuOQ.twitter

Myanmar (zie 12)

13 – 180917: "The time has come to impose tougher measures that Burma's generals cannot ignore," said HRW. http://thedailynewnation.com/news/148145/targeted-sanctions-arms-embargo.html


14 – 200917: #Nigerian customs seize another arms-bearing container (CMAU189817/8) now with 475 pump-action #rifles from #Turkey. http://punchng.com/customs-seize-another-arms-bearing-container-at-tin-can-port/

Thailand (zie 23)


15 – 180917: Improving security on a troubled Arabian peninsular. #Qatar inks deal to buy 24 #Eurofighters from #UK. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/qatar-inks-deal-to-buy-24-fighter-jets-from-uk-2017-09-17


Airbus (zie 1, 4-5, 25)

16 – 210917: #Indian helicopters get teeth with MBDA air-to-air missiles. Where will they bite? https://theprint.in/2017/09/19/choppers-fleet-teeth-missiles/

Damen (zie ook tekst)

17 – 220917: Inforgraphic: Damen displays leading position in global OPV market http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/damen-displays-leading-position-in-global-opv-market/

MBDA (zie 10, 22)


18 – 190917: [in Dutch] Dutch major arms producer has bigger profits because of international tension. https://fd.nl/ondernemen/1218644/thales-spint-garen-bij-toegenomen-spanning-in-de-wereld … #FD



19 – 200917: New face of war: #Rolls-Royce plans to develop an autonomous robot naval vessel with a range of 3,500 nm (=6,482 km) https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2017/09/19/now-rolls-royce-is-building-robot-ships/

20 – 220917: An none extensive overview of naval #drones. Navy Racing to Test, Field Unmanned Maritime Vehicles for Future Ships https://news.usni.org/2017/09/21/navy-racing-test-field-unmanned-maritime-vehicles-future-ships#sthash.vsalIweX.uxfs


21 – 210917: What kind of issues and costs surface later when you deliver fighters which are not fully developed. #F35 http://aviationweek.com/defense/will-us-retrofit-older-f-35s-fight-or-buy-new

Raketschild (zie 18)

Wapenbeurzen (zie inleidende tekst)

22 – 220917: Anti-weapons protestors try to stop firms including Stevenage’s #MBDA marketing missiles at London arms fair http://www.thecomet.net/news/business/anti-weapons-protestors-try-to-stop-firms-including-stevenage-s-mbda-marketing-missiles-at-london-arms-fair-1-5193593

23 – 220917: #stopthearmsfair Now it is #Bangkok where they halt to sell weapons, welcomed by the King. https://thailandsfuture.wordpress.com  http://www.asiandefense.com/

Corruptie (zie ook 1, 4-5)

24 – 220917: South African civil society Tribunal 8-12/11/17: arms trade & #corruption during Apartheid, 1999, and recent times. http://www.tshwifi.com/news-main/daily-maverick/peoples-tribunal-set-up-to-hear-evidence-on-arms-trade-corruption/

25 – 240917: In Dutch: #Airbus involved in cases on fraude: Austria, UK, France and Guardian #Avinco case mentioned. https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/09/18/vliegtuigbouwer-airbus-in-het-nauw-door-fraudezaken-13072131-a1573935

Onderzoek en activisme (zie ook 24)

26 – 220917: Fallon’s #Saudi deal is slammed by UK's branch of charity War Child. http://www.thenational.scot/news/15550947.Fallon___s_Saudi_deal_is_slammed_by_charity_War_Child/

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