zondag 17 september 2017

Week 37 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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De week vier hoofdthema's:
  1. acties tegen DSEI
  2. Turkije en de wapenexportpolitiek van Duitsland. (De Russische leveringen van S400 raketten heb ik niet opgenomen)
  3. de geheime wapenleveranties van de VS aan Syrië, Irak en Afghanistan (Het speelt al wat langer. Eerder opgenomen onder het kopje Bulgarije.)
  4. de resolutie van het Europese Parlement (zie voor de uiteindelijke tekst: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P8-TA-2017-0344+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN)

Het zijn wel wat meer tweets geworden in dit overzicht.

Nederland (zie ook 13)

1 – 120017: #wapenexportbeleid - Als Jeministische havens worden geblokkeerd is t dan goed dat NL marines van betrokken landen v wapenonderdelen voorziet?

2 – 160017: retweet @max_valstar  (Sep 15)
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Today, NL and Sweden agreed on 2018-2019 #SplitTerm of #ArmsTreaty 's Management Committee. Great cooperation between EU members! #CSP3

3 – 160017: MIVD-chef: bedrijven moeten alert zijn in zaken met dubieuze landen /via @NOS https://nos.nl/artikel/2193227-mivd-chef-bedrijven-moeten-alert-zijn-in-zaken-met-dubieuze-landen.html

EUROPA (zie ook 14, 23, 29)

4 – 110017: Motion for EP resolution on arms exports. Votes next Wednesday. See also Politico http://www.politico.eu/blogs/playbook-plus/2017/09/parliament-to-discuss-saudi-arms-exports-secretive-meps-and-junckers-speech/ @EP_ForeignAff

5 – 130017: Yeps, again! European Parliament votes for arms embargo against #Saudi Arabia https://www.timesheadline.com/world/european-parliament-votes-arms-embargo-saudi-arabia-7895.html via @The Times Headline

6 – 140017: EU arms export control needs a “face lift” http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20170911IPR83507  #armscontrol

7 – 150017: European Commission proposal: screening process to ensure foreign investments into the EU don’t undermine security http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-3183_en.htm

Duitsland (zie 9-12, 21)

Frankrijk (zie 26)

8 – 160017: How France participates in Yemen Conflict, including through Lebanon-meant contract and speeding delivery #Yemen http://orientxxi.info/magazine/how-france-participates-in-the-yemen-conflict,1997

Italië (zie 26)
Tsjechië (zie 20)

Turkije (zie 27)


10 – 120017: Germany exports arms valued €25m to #Turkey: @OezcanMutlu "Ankara is no longer taking threats from Berlin seriously" http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/news/AN_1505121573283073500/germany-exports-eur25-million-worth-of-weapons-to-turkey-in-2017.aspx

11 – 130017: For those who misread Gabriel wrong again: Germany's Merkel rejects total ban on arms exports to #Turkey - NDR https://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1BN1VA

12 – 140017: #Greece, #Russia arms, #Germany, #Elections and concerns in Athens over NATO-#Turkey rift http://www.ekathimerini.com/221598/article/ekathimerini/news/concerns-in-athens-over-nato-turkey-rift

13 – 120017: Dutch arms exports to Turkey in the past year (310816-310817): € 18.8m, includes M60 tank parts and naval equipment. 



14 – 160017: Omer #Celik "UK [opposed to the EU] is acting as a real ally (...) helping to strengthen #Turkey's defense capacity" https://sputniknews.com/europe/201709161057442257-turkey-minister-slams-eu-germany/

VK (zie 14)

REST VAN DE WERELD

China (zie 15)

India (zie ook 25)

15 – 120017: Indian army wants light tanks for defence along Chinese border. Will it downplay tensions between the 2 giants? https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/09/05/indian-army-shows-interest-in-light-tanks-for-defense-along-chinese-border/

Israël (zie 17)
Jemen (zie 8)

Libië

16 – 140017: #Libya counts on #Russia's help in lifting UN weapons #embargo (http://www.interfax.com/newsinf.asp?id=777464) Russian arms already packed to be transported.

MIDDEN-OOSTEN (zie 19-23)

Myanmar

17 – 120017: Knesset Member Masoud Gnaim led a protest against weapon sales to #Myanmar government massacring #Rohingya #Israel http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/MK-protests-weapon-sales-to-Myanmar-government-massacring-Rohingya-504824

Nieuw-Zeeland (zie 28)

Rusland (zie 16)

Saoedi-Arabië (zie ook 5)

18 – 140017: In the meantime on the other side of the Atlantic: Senators try to rein in #Saudi's brutal US-backed #Yemen campaign http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-us-saudi-yemen-war_us_59b9b4eae4b0edff971920fb

VS (covert arms transits)

19 – 130017: How to cover arms transits to groups in Syria. Iraq and Afghanistan. https://www.occrp.org/en/makingakilling/the-pentagon-is-spending-2-billion-on-soviet-style-arms-for-syrian-rebels

20 – 140017: Legal illegality, for covered operations in war zones US breached arms trade agreement with #Czechia: report: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/us-breached-arms-trade-agreement-with-czechia-report

21 – 140017: Hazardous freight from Ramstein [in German] Heikle Fracht aus Ramstein http://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/us-waffenlieferungen-heikle-fracht-aus-ramstein-1.3663289

22 – 150017: NATO in Europe needs '#military #Schengen' for US to be flexible. How does this relate to the #Laundromat http://p.dw.com/p/2joAo 

23 – 150017: EU Parliament Demands Investigation into “Azerbaijani #Laundromat” revelations https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/6981-eu-parliament-demands-investigation-into-azerbaijani-laundromat-revelations #EP

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Thales (zie 26)
MBDA (zie 29)

WAPENS

ATT (zie ook 2, 6)

24 – 110017: And now? Change of tactics? Ask those at #stopdsei UN's Arms Trade Treaty #ATT 'too weak to make a difference' http://www.dw.com/en/uns-arms-trade-treaty-too-weak-to-make-a-difference/a-40452550

Onderzeeboten

25 – 140017: Who will sell #India dangerous #submarines and adds to their proliferation? Japan is hesitant. How about Europeans? http://www.livemint.com/Politics/aDCnAg8L3TBdyWJDDBjbdK/AbeModi-bromance-may-not-overcome-hurdles-to-submarine-sale.html

Raketschild (zie )

26 – 150017: Quarrell on French Italian missile defence radar. Rome and Paris might design their own anti-missile frigate https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/09/13/secretive-study-on-french-italian-naval-cooperation-kicks-off-as-stx-dispute-lingers-source/

Speciale Troepen (zie 19-23)

Wapenbeurzen (zie )

27 – 110017: Hundreds of British #Kurds protest at #arms fair over sales to #Turkey #stopdsei https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/10/hundreds-of-british-kurds-protest-at-arms-fair-over-sales-to-turkey

28 – 120017: What New Zealand can teach: Weapons Expo won’t be held in council venues. But Excel_London owned by Abu Dhabi NE Co http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1709/S00166/nzdia-weapons-expo-wont-be-held-in-council-venues.htm

29 – 130017: #EDA chief Domecq spoke to MBDA at #DSEI, while arms sales to Saudi Arabia were protested outside a #MBDA factory. http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/bolton/15531580.Campaigners_hold_protest_against_arms_sales_to_Saudi_Arabia/

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

zondag 10 september 2017

Week 36 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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

Heckler & Koch heeft vorig jaar besloten dat ze alleen nog NAVO en aanverwante landen te voorzien van hun beruchte geweren. Dat was én is goed nieuws; onlangs werd het besluit uiteengezet in de aandeelhoudersvergadering en daardoor weer in de pers. Wel met de ongelukkige titel Heckler & Koch quietly becomes world's most ethical gun-maker.Het beleid zal niet veranderen al werd de directeur ontslagen kort na de aandeelhoudersvergadering.

De stap heeft kortweg met vier recente ontwikkelingen te maken:
  1. Een stevige campagne tegen de illegale levering van geweren naar Mexico. (bron1 en bron2) met een rechtzaak als gevolg.
  2. De weigering van Duitsland om een exportvergunning te geven voor essentiële onderdelen voor licentie productie in Saoedi-Arabië van het G36 aanvalsgeweer. Dat is deel van groter wapenexportbeleid dan alleen H&K.
  3. Het Turkse MKEK ontwikkelt onafhankelijk van Heckler & Koch nieuwe geweren. Afhankelijkheid van het Duitse H&K is voor de Turkse politiek ongewenst. (Eveneens deel van een grotere ontwikkeling.)
  4. Een goed gevulde order portefeuille i.v.m. levering NAVO landen. (Frankrijk. VS). Investeerder zijn dan ook positief over de mogelijkheden van het bedrijf.
Hier komen verschillende aspecten samen. Een gerichte campagne tegen H&K leveringen, een algemene campagne in Duitsland tegen wapenexporten door een aantal groepen (NGO's en partijen als Die Linke, Der Grünen, en zelfs de SPD). 

Heckler en Koch kan bovendien gemakkelijker eieren voor zijn geld kiezen met een goed gevulde order portefeuille. Zal H&K wel leveren als dit past binnen Duitse overheidsbewapeningsprogramma's zoals voor de oppositie in Irak en Syrië? Ook die leveringen lagen de afgelopen jaren gevoelig binnen Duitland. Want dat is misschien een vijfde reden. In Duitsland is oorlog en bewapening een gevoelig onderwerp, omdat de geschiedenis er over de schouder kijkt en dat geeft ruimte voor dit soort opmerkelijke ontwikkelingen.

Nederland

1 – 070917: Dutch arms transit overview until 31/08/2017. Most remarkable this year large quantity of Turkish ammo for #Togo. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2016/10/01/overzicht-doorvoer-militaire-goederen

2 – 050917, retweet @max_valstar: In-depth discussions about (arms) export controls between Flemish and Dutch teams, today at the hotel Errera, Brussels

EUROPA

3 – 090917: Motion for EP resolution on arms exports. It includes a lot: #SALW, Saudi Qatar #Yemen, reporting. Missing: Turkey. http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+REPORT+A8-2017-0264+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN

4 – 090917: European Parliament next week to discuss #Saudi arms exportsa non-binding report on #EU’s #weapons #export industry http://www.politico.eu/blogs/playbook-plus/2017/09/parliament-to-discuss-saudi-arms-exports-secretive-meps-and-junckers-speech/

5 – 060917: Two pages factsheet (see pdf): EU rules on control of arms exports http://www.europarl.europa.eu/thinktank/en/document.html?reference=EPRS_ATA(2017)608666

6 – 060917: EU Drafting Rules to Protect Technology From Foreign Takeovers https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-02/eu-drafting-rules-to-protect-technology-from-foreign-takeovers

België (zie 2)
Denemarken (zie 25)

Duitsland (zie 23)

7 – 090917, retweet Omega_RF: Germany's H&K to stop selling guns to crisis regions - what about the licensed production deals though? @NisatPrio https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/08/germany-deadliest-company-stop-selling-guns-crisis-regions-heckler-and-koch

8 – 080917: #Turkish defense exports to #Germany increase 17% valuing to $140.2 million. http://aa.com.tr/en/economy/turkish-defense-exports-to-germany-increase-17-pct/903824

9 – 060917: New Heckler and Koch policy doesn't hurt. https://markets.ft.com/data/equities/tearsheet/summary?s=MLHK:PAR

Turkije (zie ook 8)

10 – 080917: Senate bill would block US weapons sales to #Turkish security forces protecting Turkey's president. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/09/07/us/politics/ap-us-congress-turkey.html

11 – 080917: US charges former top aides to Turkish President Erdogan with involvement in a conspiracy to evade sanctions on Iran https://www.rferl.org/a/us-prosecutors-manhattan-charge-former-high-ranking-turkish-officials-aslan-caglayan-conspiracy-violate-iran-sanctions/28721334.html

VK (zie 26-28)

12 – 030917: UK manufact. trade group #EEF's new boss was arms export chief http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/04/manufacturing-trade-group-eef-names-arms-export-chief-new-boss/ … Who wrote on revolving doors https://newint.org/blog/2017/08/30/dsei-arms-fair

Zweden

13 – 060917: Dangerous tension in East Asia offers business opportunities. #Saab hopes for #submarine sales spike. https://sputniknews.com/military/201709051057105227-sweden-saab-submarine-asia/

REST VAN DE WERELD

Armenië / Azerbeidzjan

14 – 080917: Dpt. Foreign Minister of #Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan prefers arms embargo to deny both sides weapons. http://www.arminfo.info/full_news.php?id=27193&lang=3

15 – 060917: #China's #Norinco as source for #Armenian arms, fanning the embers of war. #Azerbaijan http://www.4-traders.com/NORINCO-INTERNATIONAL-CO-20701421/news/Norinco-International-Armenian-defense-minister-hosted-in-Norinco-HQ-China-25062425/

Bahrein

16 – 090917: Over a billion worth of weapons (F-16) to be exported to #Bahrain. And the prime contractor will be #Lockheed Martin http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/government-bahrain-upgrade-f-16-block-40-aircraft-f-16v-configuration

17 – 060917: Want to be informed on BIDEC, the Bahrain arms fair and conference (16-18 October)? They will be at DSEI in London next week.

China (zie 15)
Iran (zie 11)
Israël (zie 23)

Indonesië

18 – 060917: “If #Indonesia buys weapons they aren’t to protect their citizens; instead they use it on their own citizens." https://libcom.org/news/west-papuas-silent-genocide-03092017

Jemen

19 – 080917: Majority of Scots oppose UK arms sales stance due to #Yemen http://www.thenational.scot/news/15522555.Majority_of_Scots_oppose_UK_arms_sales_stance_due_to_Yemen/

Kenia

20 – 070917: #Kenyan request for armed aircraft. Investigation of sale by #GAO: Events consistent with #FMS process. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-713R

Myanmar


Saoedi-Arabië (zie 3-4)
Togo (zie 1)

Zuid-Korea

22 – 070917: Uneasiness grows over what is seen as Trump's attempts to use Korean security crisis as opportunity to sell weapons. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170906000932

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Corruptie

23 – 040917: Rot of corruption around Netanyahu. Israeli police make six arrests over ThyssenKrupp ′Submarine Affair′ https://www.africa-news.info/news/egypt-countries/2017/09/03/israeli-police-make-six-arrests-over-thyssenkrupp-%E2%80%B2submarine-affair%E2%80%B2-news-dw/

WAPENS

Drones

24 – 050917: Armed drones gives France “endurance, discretion, surveillance and strike capability at the right place and moment.” https://www.defensenews.com/air/2017/09/05/france-to-arm-military-surveillance-drones/

Onderzeeërs (zie 13)

Surveillance technologies

25 – 080917: Case study: #Denmark and the failure of EU export controls on #surveillance technology https://www.accessnow.org/case-study-denmark-failure-eu-export-controls/

Wapenbeurzen (zie 17, 19)

26 – 090917, retweet d @Chris_Co1e: 'No place for arms fairs in London' Excellent letter from @paxchristiuk in @EveningStandard on why we must #stopdsei http://www.thenational.scot/news/15522555.Majority_of_Scots_oppose_UK_arms_sales_stance_due_to_Yemen/

27 – 090917: London arms ‘fair’ is a supermarket for the hypocritical and grotesque sponsored by public money #stopdsei http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15522711.David_Pratt__London_arms____fair____is_a_supermarket_for_the_hypocritical_and_grotesque/

28 – 080917: Report on day 1 and 2 #stopdsei in Dutch. Stop The Arms Fair, Londen http://www.krapuul.nl/politiek-blog/topics/oorlog-2/2658458/verslag-dag-1-en-2-van-stop-the-arms-fair-londen/ [In Dutch]

OVERIG
Onderzoek en activisme

29 – 080917: Cutting edge military technology researched at universities. Report: Hackers Target Military Research http://ccm.net/news/28292-hackers-target-military-research … via @CCMnet (Because of University work on military research)

30 – 050917: Want to know more about #Latin American military #budgets? #SIPRI Improving South American military expenditure data https://www.sipri.org/commentary/topical-backgrounder/2017/improving-south-american-military-expenditure-data

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

zondag 3 september 2017

Week 35 in #wapenhandel25tweets


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

Er is een periode begonnen dat een groot deel van het wapenhandelnieuws gemaakt zal worden door activisten die protesteren tegen de DSEI wapenbeurs in Londen. Het protest wordt ieder jaar groter. Kleurrijk, creatief, radicaal, breed en onthullend. Wapenhandel is sowieso een onderwerp in het VK. DSEI laat zien dat het ernst is.



Nederland (zie ook 19)

1 – 280817: Persbericht - Nederland blijft wapens leveren aan controversiële landen http://www.stopwapenhandel.org/AnalyseWapenexport

2 – 020917: Q&A concerning #Dutch central role in arms trade on #Darknet. Government states new 'Hack Law' (wet computercriminaliteit) is solution. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/kamerstukken/2017/08/30/antwoorden-kamervragen-over-het-bericht-nederland-tweede-op-lijst-online-illegale-wapenhandel

3 – 010917: A naval arms fair in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 26-28 September 2017 https://offshorepatrolvessels.iqpc.co.uk/


EUROPA (zie 7-8)

Duitsland (zie )
4 – 310817: Xinhua: Germany launches scheme to monitor end use of arms exports http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-08/30/c_136568678.htm

5 – 290817: Domradio-Interview mit Ralf Willinger von terre des hommes über Waffenexporte https://www.domradio.de/themen/soziales/2017-08-23/kinderhilfswerk-kritisiert-wahlkampf-der-parteien

Kroatië

6 – Israeli defence industry continues march into Europe: Rafael to benefit from Elbit win in Croatia weapons tender 280817: https://www.defensenews.com/land/2017/08/25/rafael-to-benefit-from-elbit-win-in-croatia-weapons-tender/

Oostenrijk (zie 14)

Roemenië (zie 15, 16)

VK (zie ook )

7 – 020917: #Brexit consequences raise doubts over future defence industrial collaboration. Article based on @Ares report https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2017/09/01/brexit-consequences-raise-doubts-over-future-defense-industrial-collaboration

8 – 310817: THE IMPACT OF #BREXIT ON THE EUROPEAN ARMAMENT INDUSTRY http://www.iris-france.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ares-19-Brexit-25-August-2017-IRIS.pdf thnx to @letysedou

Zweden (zie 9)

REST VAN DE WERELD

Azerbeidzjan (zie 17)

India

9 – 020917: #Saab, #Adani Group forge partnership for single-engine #fighter to Modi's not so human rights respecting #India. https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2017/09/01/saab-adani-group-forge-partnership-for-indias-single-engine-fighter

Irak
10 – 290817: Business model: US planes destroyed Iraqi navy back then, and now US Swiftships rebuilds it. https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-18148  #federalregister

Israël (zie 6, 17, 18, 24)

Korea (Zuid)

11 – 280817: It's not only CEO's and politicians wanting to cover #corruption in the arms industry. #TradeUnions, #Korea, #KAI http://pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?sc=30800028&year=2017&no=569957

Nigeria
12 – 290817: US planes and bombs for Nigeria. https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2017-18201  #federalregister

Soedan (zuid) (zie 13)

Oeganda
13 – 020917: 40 tons of South Sudan weapons land at Entebbe, Uganda. https://www.chimpreports.com/40-tons-of-south-sudan-weapons-land-at-entebbe/

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Airbus

14 – 300817: Row between #Airbus and Vienna continues. #Austria’s rift with Airbus hampers #helicopter acquisition | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/73357/austria-s-rift-with-airbus-hampers-helicopter-acquisition#.WaZ_psDnLW8.twitter

Damen (zie ook 3)

15 – 020917: Labour strike for higher wages at Romanian subsidiary Galati wharf of Dutch Damen shipyards group http://www.heavyliftnews.com/news/worker-protest-shuts-down-damen-shipyards-galati

16 – 290817: Romania (#Damen), Bulgaria (#DCNS) eye corvettes to boost Black Sea capacities https://www.defensenews.com/smr/european-balance-of-power/2017/08/29/romania-bulgaria-eye-corvettes-to-boost-black-sea-capacities/

WAPENS

Drones
17 – 300817: Arms to conflict zone. Bit late, but #drones sale to #Azeris halted as maker accused of bombing #Armenia in demo https://www.timesofisrael.com/suicide-drone-sales-to-azeris-blocked-after-claim-it-hit-armenians-during-show/

F-35

18 – 290817: Human Rights? Purchase finalized for 17 more #F35 stealth fighter jets. Where do the components come from? http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5008250,00.html @ynet

19 – 290817: Critical viewpoints on #F35 support point in south of the Netherlands. Jobs argument overestimated, arms trade & war http://www.bndestem.nl/opinie/jsf-enthousiasme-niet-bij-iedereen~a1e40f82

Killerrobots

20 – 010917: #Killerrobots are coming, and the US isn't the only buyer. Don't bury your head in the sand [Commentary] http://www.c4isrnet.com/industry/techwatch/2017/08/31/killer-robots-are-coming-and-the-us-isnt-the-only-buyer-commentary/

Raketschild (zie )

21 – 310817: US Navy shoots down ballistic missile in test with SM-6 interceptor. http://www.navytimes.com/smr/space-missile-defense/2017/08/30/us-navy-shoots-down-ballistic-missile-in-test/

Surveillance (cyber) (zie ook 2)

24 – 300817: Missed this: #Israeli #IAI buys Dutch #cyber security company #Impedio B.V. According to JDW230817 a 100% takeover. http://www.israeldefense.co.il/en/node/30175

Wapenbeurzen (zie ook 3)
25 – 020917: For who missed it so far: Don’t let the world’s biggest arms fair DSEI turn 20 https://corporateoccupation.org/2017/08/31/dont-let-the-worlds-biggest-arms-fair-turn-20/#more-4372

26 – 310817: Splendid sarcasm http://www.armingtheworld.co.uk/

OVERIG

Corruptie (zie 11, 14)

Onderzoek en activisme

27 – 310817: The ongoing march of the EU’s security-industrial complex https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/chris-jones/ongoing-march-of-eu-s-security-industrial-complex by Chris Jones for @openDemocracy


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

maandag 28 augustus 2017

Week 34 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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

Vandaag komt Stop Wapenhandel met het jaarlijkse wapenexportrapport over het voorgaande jaar, 2016. Nederland blijft wapens leveren aan controversiële landen. Kritisch, maar ook gematigd positief over het beleid van de overheid bij het controleren van wapenexporten. Uit de inleiding:

Het wapenexportbeleid in 2016 laat zien dat de regering een aantal duidelijke keuzes heeft gemaakt; er zijn meer vergunningaanvragen voor wapenexport afgewezen dan voorgaande jaren. Met name de situatie in Turkije en de oorlog in Jemen baren zorgen en dat is gedeeltelijk terug te zien in het afwijzingsbeleid. Niet consequent is dat soms weer wel een exportvergunning wordt afgegeven, ook voor landen waar andere vergunningen geweigerd zijn op grond van bijvoorbeeld het Mensenrechtencriterium. Zo zijn er naar Turkije heel wat vergunningen geweigerd, maar ook heel wat vergunningen wel afgegeven (zie verderop).“




Nederland (zie ook )

1 – 250817: Eis: Twee jaar gevangenisstraf voor uitvoer verboden goederen naar #Iran https://www.om.nl/actueel/nieuwsberichten/@99952/eis-twee-jaar/ - 2 Year prison sentence demandedby Dutch court for breach of EU nuclear-related EU sanctions on Iran http://www.worldtradecontrols.com/two-year-prison-sentence-demanded-in-dutch-sanctions-enforcement-case/

2– 250817: Update @DutchMFA licenses for military exports January 1, 2004-June 30, 2017 (https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2016/10/01/overzicht-uitvoer-militaire-goederen)

EUROPA

Bulgarije (zie 4, 7)

Duitsland (zie ook 24)
3 – 260817: New end-use-certificate for German authorities (BAFA)https://www.pst.ag/single-post/2017/08/16/New-End-Use-Certificate-for-German-Authorities-BAFA

Frankrijk
4 – 220817: Macron selling war ships to Bulgaria (might back pitch). https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/08/21/macron-might-back-warship-pitch-to-bulgaria/

Noorwegen (zie 24)

Turkije
5 – 250817: Yildrim on #Turkey & #Vietnam: “our mutual cooperation can immediately be initiated, primarily the defense industry” http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nID=117104&NewsCatID=345

6 – 210817: How UK arms sales are helping Erdogan build a self-reliant dictatorship in Turkey. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-17b3-Aiding-and-abetting-Erdogans-brutality #StopDSEI

VK (zie 6)

REST VAN DE WERELD

Armenië & Azerbeidzjan
7 – 260817: Armenian Press: #Bulgarian journalist disclosing #Azerbaijan’s support to arms transports dismissed #fogofwar https://armenpress.am/eng/news/903045/bulgarian-journalist-disclosing-azerbaijan%E2%80%99s-support-to-terrorists-dismissed-from-post.html

Australië (zie )

8 – 240817: #Arms #manufacturers allowed to bypass #discrimination laws in North South Wales, #Australia. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/23/arms-manufacturers-allowed-to-bypass-discrimination-laws-in-nsw

9 – 240817: #Australian patrol vessel acquisition key to shipbuilding down under. #Damen http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/offshore-patrol-vessel-project-key-to-our-shipbuilding-future/news-story/c5c38631c75e5ff2dd94f9b946bdc4ed

Brazilië (zie 22)

Canada
10 – 230817: Activists spoke to politicians with oil$$ in their ears. #Canada must scrap #Saudi arms deal, says @ploughshares_ca http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/cesar-jaramillo/canada-cant-keep-denying-it-ought-to-scrap-saudi-arms-deal_a_23079376/

China (zie 13, 21)

Egypte
11 – 240817: US to withhold up to $290 million in Egypt military and economic support aid programs - https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-egypt-exclusive-idUSKCN1B225F

India
12 – 280817: Army probe had found Hindu right winger Purohit involved in illegal weapons deals and intra-Hindu extremists killing http://indianexpress.com/article/india/army-probe-had-found-shrikant-prasad-purohit-dealt-in-illegal-weapons-deals-4813974/

13 – 220817: How to regard the massive arms imports by Delhi in the light of #China-#India border stand-off http://pakobserver.net/china-india-border-stand-off/ … #Pakistan

Iran (zie 1)

Indonesië
14 – 250817: #Indonesia wants to start its own #drones production by 2022 (ITB, PT Dirgantara Indonesia and PT LEN Persero) https://nasional.tempo.co/read/news/2017/08/21/078901852/2022-indonesia-akan-punya-drone-canggih-buatan-dalam-negeri

Jemen
15 – 260817: If you'll fly with e.g. a #747 remember #Boeing also upgrades #Saudi #Chinook helicopters used during war in #Yemen. http://www.defenseworld.net/news/20369/Boeing_to_Upgrade_Saudi_Arabian_Chinook_Helicopters#.WaFOFnuQAoA.twitter

Maleisië
16 – 250817: Retweet @FrankSlijper: Malaysia launches its 1st French-designed warship fitted with UK, NL, GE and CH equipment, assistance https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2017/08/24/malaysia-launches-its-first-french-designed-lcs-as-navy-moves-to-modernize/#.WZ_091puGvg.twitter


Nigerië
17 – 260817: Human Rights Record: Stop sale of arms and military hardware to #Nigeria, Shi'ite organisations ask US Government. http://sundiatapost.com/2017/08/25/human-rights-record-stop-sale-of-weapon-military-hardware-to-nigeria-shiites-to-us-govt

Oekraïne
18 – 260817: Mattis vows support for #Ukraine but stops short of promising weapons http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-fg-ukraine-mattis-20170824-story.html

Pakistan (zie )
19 – 230817: Peculiar situation: #Pakistan seems to be the bad boy on the block. Arms sales continue. #Thales Netherlands e.g. just exported naval radar.

Paraguay (zie 22)

Saoedi-Arabië (zie ook 10, 15, 26, 28)

Vietnam (zie 5)

VS (on FMS) (zie ook 11)
20 – 230817: Does the Foreign Military Sales #FMS program work timely? US Ministry of Defense hasn't a clue. Don't collect info. http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686720.pdf

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Damen (zie 9)
Thales (zie 16)

WAPENS

Drones (zie ook 14, 23)
21 – 260817: Drone swarms vs conventional arms: Clearly the US and China are in some sort of weird swARMs race. https://www.ft.com/content/302fc14a-66ef-11e7-8526-7b38dcaef614 … via @FT

22 – 230817: #Drones and counter systems in South America. #Paraguay seeks systems to intercept #Brazilian #UAVs | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/73287/

F-35
23 – 250817: US 2 most advanced fighters, the #F35 & #F22, cannot currently transmit and receive #information between each other http://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2017/08/23/northrops-fix-for-f-35-and-f-22-communications-problems-involves-global-hawk-uavs/#.WZ_ldgR1uds.twitter

Onderzeeërs
24 – 230817: #Norway to buy four #ThyssenKrupp #submarines in 4.3 billion euro deal. #Dutch want them bigger and cheaper!? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-thyssenkrupp-norway-submarines-idUSKCN1B21D8

Wapenbeurzen (zie 6, 28)

OVERIG

25 – 230817: Is there such a thing as "Attempted" arms #brokering? https://defensetradelaw.com/2017/08/21/is-there-such-a-thing-as-attempted-arms-brokering/ via @goldsteinpllc

Onderzoek en activisme

26 – 260817: If UK high court rule on arms to Saudi's stays the same the logical conclusion is that the current regime is flawed. http://controlarms.org/en/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/Analysis-of-Court-decision.pdf

27 – 280817: Agree: We can’t ban killer robots – it’s already too late | @philipcball But how to stop them in this situation? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/22/killer-robots-international-arms-traders

28 – 260817: Local paper on foreign affairs, British political elites, greed, arms sales, BAe, Ryadh, & protest at DSEI arms fair http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/15495752.Give_peace_a_chance/

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

zondag 20 augustus 2017

Week 33 in #wapenhandel25tweets

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

Deze week stond veruit het meest opmerkelijke wapentransactie in de New York Times. Noord-Korea gebruikt een Oekraïens-Russische raketmotor voor zijn lange afstandsraketten. Dat is de reden dat het land onlangs eerdere tegenslagen toch een forse winst in de ontwikkeling van het raketprogramma heeft gemaakt. De NYT schreef dat het 't meest aannemelijke is dat deze onderdelen of technologie uit de Oekraï ense fabriek komen.

Als dit klopt dan is de militaire samenwerking van de Europese Unie en de Verenigde Staten met Kiev wat voorbarig. De dreiging uit Pyongyang is reden voor zware militaire reacties en legitimatie voor bewapeningsprogramma's in de Westerse wereld. Dat gaat zelfs zover dat over vergelding met kernwapens wordt gesproken. Nu blijkt de dreiging versterkt te worden door een land waar de Minister van Defensie van de VS James Norman Mattis deze week op bezoek zal gaan en waarmee de Europese Unie een verdrag heeft gesloten. Kiev ontkent de berichten en de NYT hult zich verder in stilzwijgen.

Verder viel op het gebruik van Israëlische drones die door Azerbeidzjan werden getest op Armeniërs.

Toegevoegd: rubriek defensiebudgetten. Bron infographic
Nederland (zie 9, 18, 19, 20, 21)

EUROPA

1 – 180817: Defence industry cooperation as agreed in talks with #NATO one of the #EU priorities for the EU in the coming year. http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-10650-2017-INIT/en/pdf

Duitsland (zie 23)

Italië (zie 22)

Turkije
2 – 190817: Turkey, Indonesia team up in defense, enhance military ties https://www.dailysabah.com/defense/2017/08/18/turkey-indonesia-team-up-in-defense-enhance-military-ties

Zweden (zie ook )
3 – 150817: Opinion: How #Saab from Sweden sold its Gripen fighter technology to #Brazil. http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-tech-transfer-helped-saab-win-brazil via @aviationweek

REST VAN DE WERELD

Argentinië (zie 7)
Azerbeidzjan (zie 5-6)
Brazilië (zie 3)
Canada (zie 14)

India
4 – 190817: export control regime revamped; overhaul of #SCOMET list http://www.thedollarbusiness.com/news/leasing-sector-growth-may-get-affected-due-to-high-gst-fidc/51031/next_id #Indian

Israël

5 – 140817: Azerbaijan increased its "acquisitions & joint developments [on drones] from & with Israel," Def. Minister Jamalov. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Did-Azerbaijan-hire-Israeli-suicide-drones-against-Armenia-502331

6 – 140817: Israeli suicide-drone used 4 live demo on Armenian army targets. Company operators said they refused, Azerbijani did http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.806579

7 – 170817: Argentina halts talks linked to Israeli Kfir buy https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/argentina-halts-talks-linked-to-kfir-buy-440292/

Indonesië (zie 2)

Jemen


Mexico
9 – 190817: The succes of Dutch shipbuilder Damen. Keel laid for Mexican SIGMA 10514 frigate | Jane's 360 http://www.janes.com/article/73199/keel-laid-for-mexican-sigma-10514-frigate#.WZgrZ7dnOXQ.twitter

Noord-Korea (zie 10-13)

Oekraïne

10 – 140817: Retweet @keesamok  
More
NYT Shocking Report: US "Ally" Ukraine Is Source Of North Korean Missile Engines | Zero Hedge http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-14/nyt-shocking-report-us-ally-ukraine-source-north-korean-missile-engines

11 – 140817: #Ukraine coop with #EU on arms prod, art 10.3 #WMD prolif, art 11 http://www.dm.be/s/ax3c83825/1PMEkH  

12 – 160817: #Ukraine denies leaking to North Korea, but has a "past record with illicit transfer of sensitive technologies" https://www.defensenews.com/smr/space-missile-defense/2017/08/15/ukraine-rocket-maker-denies-leaking-know-how-to-north-korea/#.WZQGzWYj41M.twitter

13 – 160817: Russian source: Head Yuzhmash plant: I do not exclude that someone could have made a copy of the #Ukrainian engine https://strana.ua/news/87118-rakety-juzhmasha-v-kndr-hlavnyj-konstruktor-kb-juzhnoe-aleksandr-dehtjarev-prokommentiroval-skandal.html

Rusland (zie 10-13)

Saoedi-Arabië (zie ook 8)
14 – 170817: #Saudi Arabia "portraying themselves as the protectors of civilians in Awamiyah is a mockery." via @globeandmail https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/saudi-arabia-defends-use-of-canadian-made-armoured-vehicles-against-civilians/article36007932/

DEFENSIE-INDUSTRIE

Airbus


Damen (zie ook 9)

WAPENS

Drones
16 – 170817: Uh-Oh. Here come the autonomous sniper hobby drones. http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/research/news/a27754/hobby-drone-sniper/

Dual-use (zie ook 4)

17 – 160817: Challenges and good practices in the implementation of the EU’s arms and dual-use export controls @SIPRIorg Analysis https://www.sipri.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/1707_sipri_eu_duat_good_practices.pdf

F-35
18 – 170817: #Netherlands, Australia to house #F35 support facilities. Dutch support Denmark, #Israel, Italy, Norway, UK /Turkey? https://www.defensenews.com/air/2017/08/16/netherlands-australia-selected-to-house-f-35-parts/#.WZWLEhj1PtY.twitter

19 – 180817: #Dutch: We’re fixing our Air Force and improve air-to-air combat skillls. But buy #F35, many doubt is suited for it. https://www.defensenews.com/smr/european-balance-of-power/2017/08/17/dutch-were-fixing-our-air-force/#.WZaWwHcWtCw.twitter

Kleine wapens

20 – 190817: Dutch police and armed forces search for small arms on Curaçao on Dutch Antilles. Catch 6 fire arms & hand grenate. http://paradisefmcuracao.com/grootschalige-zoekactie-naar-illegale-wapenhandel/

21 – 190817: Search for fire arms not a Dutch priority since 2008. 40% of murders by small arms. @NDuquet in article. https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/08/19/een-land-dat-binnenzit-moordt-minder-12583990-a1570445 … via @nrc

OVERIG

Defensiebudgetten


23 – 160817: #German Chancellor Merkel wants to spent more on defence. SPD, Die Linke and Bündnis 90/Grünen oppose spending hike. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-germany-election-merkel-idUSKCN1AU1FO

Onderzoek en activisme

24 – 190817: Article focuses on illegal arms trade, but misses our legal trade as cause for suffering of civilians in MENA-wars http://reliefweb.int/report/world/civilians-increasingly-bearing-burden-armed-conflicts-arab-region

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