Arms Control

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:21
The US Army has awarded Boeing a $124 606 538 firm-fixed-price contract for the supply of 53 full-rate production Lot 89 Harpoon missiles, components and spares and Stand-off Land Attack Missile (SLAM) and Expanded Response weapon system services to Egypt and 11 other allies in a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement project due for delivery in June 2017.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:14
Israel's upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons held by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, the Defense Ministry said.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:55
Colombian government confirmed there have been 208 victims of landmines during 2015, of which 27 were children and 11 members of indigenous communities.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:35
The recent surge in U.S. arms transfers to the Middle East is part of an unprecedented boom in major U.S. arms sales that has been presided over by the Obama administration.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:26
The United Arab Emirates was shipping weapons to favored belligerents in Libya over the summer in violation of an international arms embargo while simultaneously offering a highly paid job to the United Nations diplomat drafting a peace accord there, leaked Emirati emails show.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:54
Burundi's government said on Monday efforts to collect illegal arms were proceeding peacefully, dismissing remarks by Rwanda's president that the nation could be sliding back into ethnic conflict.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 06:23
The president of Burundi's five-day ultimatum for people to hand over illegal firearms or be treated as enemies of the state may spark extensive bloodshed in the coming days, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Thursday.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 07:30
The U.S. Department of State sanctioned the sale of 200 Hellfire air-to-ground (AGM) missiles to France, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Wednesday. Related military gear such as conversion kits, blast fragmentation sleeves, and installation kits and containers, were also approved.
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 06:53
A United Nations panel of experts says both sides in South Sudan's conflict are expanding their weapons stockpiles and violating a peace deal. But the U.N. Security Council is not moving forward with the arms embargo and sanctions it has repeatedly threatened for such actions.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 07:06
A London School of Economics analyst discusses the weaknesses of Burundi President Nkurunziza's ultimatum on illegal arms and President Obama's threat of sanctions.