Arms industry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28351/all en Governments fall short in fighting defence corruption-survey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/governments-fall-short-fighting-defence-corruption-survey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Many leading arms-trading countries have weak controls</p> <p>* Many countries give little information about defence spending</p> <p>* Anti-corruption watchdog says survey is first of its kind</p> <p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 29 (Reuters) - More than two-thirds of countries, including many of the world's largest arms traders, have inadequate safeguards to prevent corruption in their defence sectors, a survey by an anti-corruption watchdog said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/governments-fall-short-fighting-defence-corruption-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Arms industry Business Political corruption Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:30:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740842 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. aims to expand India arms trade by "billions of dollars" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/us-aims-expand-india-arms-trade-billions-dollars <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has already made "tremendous progress" in expanding weapons sales to India since 2008, and U.S. companies could see "billions of dollars" in additional sales in coming years, a senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/us-aims-expand-india-arms-trade-billions-dollars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Business Military industry War Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:01:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5819611 at http://www.globalpost.com Asia driving 'explosion' in global arms trade: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/asia-driving-explosion-global-arms-trade-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - Asian powers are outpacing the United States to become the biggest spenders on defense by 2021 and are fuelling an "explosion" in the global arms trade, a study showed.</p> <p>The global arms trade jumped by 30 percent to $73.5 billion between 2008-2012 in spite of the economic downturn, driven by surging exports from China and demand from countries like India, and is set to more than double by 2020, defense and security consultancy IHS Jane's said on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/asia-driving-explosion-global-arms-trade-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms industry Business International relations Republic of China Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:06:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5866428 at http://www.globalpost.com US, biggest exporter, signs landmark UN arms treaty http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130925/us-biggest-exporter-signs-landmark-un-arms-treaty-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama's administration signed a UN treaty Wednesday to track exports of firearms and other conventional weapons, offering a major boost to the pact despite opposition at home.</p> <p>The United States is the world's largest exporter of conventional arms, accounting for 30 percent of the $90 billion global industry. The landmark treaty aims to curb weapons shipments to extremists and conflict areas.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130925/us-biggest-exporter-signs-landmark-un-arms-treaty-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms industry Arms Trade Treaty International relations War AFP Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:31:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5944259 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan, India to launch working-level talks on exports of US2 rescue plane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131130/japan-india-launch-working-level-talks-exports-us2-res <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan and India have agreed to launch working-level talks soon to pave the way for exports of the Japanese amphibious rescue US2 aircraft, a government source said Saturday.</p> <p> The two countries are expected to negotiate details, eyeing plans for Japan to give training to Indian pilots and allowing licensed production of the aircraft to develop India's air industry, the source added, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to push for the deal when he visits India in late January. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131130/japan-india-launch-working-level-talks-exports-us2-res" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Business International relations Kyodo News International Sat, 30 Nov 2013 12:15:58 +0000 Kyodo News International 6004768 at http://www.globalpost.com Cost-cutting military set to announce demise of $2-billion truck order http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131219/cost-cutting-military-set-announce-demise-2-billion-truck-or <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - An armoured-vehicle program, once deemed essential to protect soldiers from roadside bombs, is being ditched by the Harper government, say defence and government sources.</p> <p>The $2.1-billion, close-combat vehicle acquisition joins a long list of troubled and failed military procurements.</p> <p>An official announcement is set for Friday, when the country's top military commander is expected to recommend the government not proceed, allowing three private-sector bids to expire by Monday's deadline without selecting a winner. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131219/cost-cutting-military-set-announce-demise-2-billion-truck-or" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms industry BAE Systems Manufacturing in the United Kingdom The Canadian Press Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:39:23 +0000 The Canadian Press 6025164 at http://www.globalpost.com As West cuts, global defense industry balance shifts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140212/west-cuts-global-defense-industry-balance-shifts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Peter Apps</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Fuelled by growing strains in Middle East and Asia, global defense spending looks set to rise in 2014 for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.</p> <p>A study of the world's top 100 arms companies by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) this month showed their total arms sales for 2012 falling 4.2 percent from the previous year to $395 billion, their second annual fall.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140212/west-cuts-global-defense-industry-balance-shifts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Aviation Business Human Interest Thomson Reuters Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:36:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6068486 at http://www.globalpost.com Arms exports to Israel possible under new rules: Japan official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140314/arms-exports-israel-possible-under-new-rules-japan-off <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's new principles on arms exports would not prohibit the transfer of weapons and related technology to Israel, a government official said Friday, amid concerns about armed conflicts in the Middle East.</p> <p> "We don't think Israel will be included," the government official said during a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party's panel on security, referring to countries on which Japan will potentially impose an arms embargo under the new rules. Japan's closest ally, the United States, is a significant supporter of Israel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140314/arms-exports-israel-possible-under-new-rules-japan-off" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry International relations Japan Kyodo News International Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:16:31 +0000 Kyodo News International 6095312 at http://www.globalpost.com Arms exports to Israel possible under new rules: Japan official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140314/arms-exports-israel-possible-under-new-rules-japan-o-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan's new principles on arms exports would not prohibit the transfer of weapons and related technology to Israel, a government official said Friday, amid concerns about armed conflicts in the Middle East.</p> <p> "We don't think Israel will be included," the government official said during a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party's panel on security, referring to countries on which Japan will potentially impose an arms embargo under the new rules. Japan's closest ally, the United States, is a significant supporter of Israel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140314/arms-exports-israel-possible-under-new-rules-japan-o-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry International relations Japan Kyodo News International Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:16:31 +0000 Kyodo News International 6095313 at http://www.globalpost.com Indian arms imports almost triple China, Pakistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/indian-arms-imports-almost-triple-china-pakistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India remains the biggest buyer of arms in the world, importing nearly three times as many weapons as its nearest competitors China and Pakistan over the last five years, a Swedish think tank said on Monday. </p> <p>The total volume of arms sales was up 14 percent in 2009-13 compared to the previous five years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).</p> <p>Indian imports of major weapons rose by 111 percent in the last five years compared to 2004-08. Its share of total global arms imports increased from 7 to 14 percent, SIPRI said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/indian-arms-imports-almost-triple-china-pakistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Business Military industry AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 03:03:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6097280 at http://www.globalpost.com China, S. Korea call for transparency in Japan's arms export rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140401/china-s-korea-call-transparency-japans-arms-export-rul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> South Korea called on Japan on Tuesday to have "the maximum level of transparency" in implementing newly adopted principles and guidelines on arms exports, a sentiment echoed later in the day in China.</p> <p> "As a pacifist nation, Japan is expected to adhere to basic principles and implement them into a direction of contributing peace and stability in the international community in a careful manner," South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Cho Tai Young said during a press briefing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140401/china-s-korea-call-transparency-japans-arms-export-rul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Military industry Social Issues Technology Kyodo News International Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:01:18 +0000 Kyodo News International 6110534 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan becomes 32nd nation to join treaty to regulate arms trade http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140510/japan-becomes-32nd-nation-join-treaty-regulate-arms-tr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Japan on Friday became the 32nd country to join an international treaty aimed at regulating the global flow of conventional arms.</p> <p> Japanese Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa presented the instrument of ratification at the New York headquarters of the United Nations in the presence of U.N. High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane.</p> <p> Kane welcomed Japan's joining of the treaty that requires participation of 50 countries, expressing hopes that it would encourage more U.N. members to ratify it so that it will take effect soon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140510/japan-becomes-32nd-nation-join-treaty-regulate-arms-tr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Military-industrial complex Social Issues War Kyodo News International Sat, 10 May 2014 06:27:57 +0000 Kyodo News International 6143369 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawmakers criticize UK arms sales to Russia as Cameron pledges no new exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140722/lawmakers-criticize-uk-arms-sales-russia-cameron-pledges-no-new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kylie MacLellan</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers on Wednesday queried why Britain had granted licenses to sell tens of millions of pounds worth of arms to Russia, embarrassing Prime Minister David Cameron, who has called for a Europe-wide ban on such sales because of the Ukraine crisis.</p> <p>The criticism, in a report compiled by four of parliament's select committees, comes two days after the British leader said France's sale of two helicopter carriers to Russia would be "unthinkable" in Britain.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140722/lawmakers-criticize-uk-arms-sales-russia-cameron-pledges-no-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Military science Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:31:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6212430 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany promises change as arms sales draw scrutiny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140723/germany-promises-change-arms-sales-draw-scrutiny <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexandra Hudson and Sabine Siebold</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - For lawmaker Jan van Aken, little symbolizes more potently all that he finds indefensible about Germany's arms exports than the German and French-made anti-tank missile that he was shown in northern Syria.</p> <p>From its serial number, he believes the 1970s MILAN rocket was sold legitimately by France to then Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad. After decades in a depot, it fell into the hands of al Qaeda-linked militants in the uprising against Assad's son Bashar.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140723/germany-promises-change-arms-sales-draw-scrutiny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms control Arms industry Military industry Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:54:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6212969 at http://www.globalpost.com French arms export orders up 43% in 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140909/french-arms-export-orders-43-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Export orders for French weapons rose by 43 percent last year, according to a new report by the defence minister, who insisted this "exceptional" result showed France was a reliable partner for arms sales.</p> <p>"In 2013, the orders for arms exports rose 43 percent to 6.87 billion euros ($8.84 billion)," said the defence ministry.</p> <p>"This is a 30-percent increase over the average between 2002 and 2012," added the report, noting that "more than 40,000 jobs are generated by weapons exports.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140909/french-arms-export-orders-43-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms industry Jean-Yves Le Drian Military science AFP Tue, 09 Sep 2014 12:34:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6252821 at http://www.globalpost.com