International arms transfers
SIPRI researchers have been studying international arms transfers since 1968. Research is currently divided into three areas: Measuring international arms transfers; Transparency in international arms transfers; and Controlling international arms transfers. Research findings are presented in the SIPRI Yearbook and other SIPRI and non-SIPRI publications. SIPRI also maintains the Arms Transfers Database - which includes information on all international transfers of major conventional weapons since 1950 - as well as a database of all international and multilateral arms embargoes.
SIPRI ARMS TRANSFERS DATA LAUNCH 2015
The containing information on all transfers of major weapons from 1950 to the most recent full calendar year 2014, has been updated. Further information on the recent trends are now available to view
***SIPRI - Arms Industry Data Launch 2015 (released 14 December 2015)***
The SIPRI Top 100 and recent trends data has now been updated and is available to view .
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
'War Gains: Bulgarian Arms Add Fuel to Middle East Conflicts', VALUES, 21 December 2015
'Global arms industry continues to boom' Counting the Cost (video segment begins after 11m.30s), Al Jazeera, 20 December 2015
'SIPRI Annual Arms Sales Report Reflects Surge in Russian Military Production', Defence Update, 15 December 2015
'Western arms makers see sales fall, Russia rises: SIPRI', Pakistani Today, 15 December 2015
'' (The French armaments groups SIPRI Top 100 all show declines in sales)', OSINTPOL, 14 December 2015
'Sipri: Russland steigert Waffenverkäufe weiter (Russia boosts arms sales continue)', Stern, 14 December 2015
'Vapenförsäljningen ökar i flera länder (Weapons sales are increasing in several countries)', Dagens Nyheter, 14 December 2015
'Rysk vapenindustri växer (Russian aems industry grows)', YLE Nyheter, 14 December 2015
'Sipri: Venäjä valtaa jalansijaa asemarkkinoilla (Sipri: Russia is gaining ground in the market)', ILTALEHTI, 14 December 2015
'Western arms makers see sales fall', Sky News Australia, 14 December 2015
'작년 러시아 무기 판매 급증…서방은 소폭 감소 (Last year, Russian arms sales surge ... the West is slightly reduced)' SBS News, 14 December 2015
'SIPRI report illuminates rising arms sales' DW (Deutsche Welle), 14 December 2015
'Konzerne verkaufen weniger Waffen (Companies sell fewer weapons)', Tagesschau.de, 14 December 2015
'SIPRI: Продажбите на западните производители на оръжие падат, руските се вдигат (SIPRI: Sales of Western arms manufacturers fall, Russia will be lifted)', Focus Information Agency, 14 December 2015
'SIPRI: 11 российских компаний вошли в топ-100 мировых производителей оружия и военных услуг (SIPRI: 11 Russian companies included in the top 100 global manufacturers of arms and military services)', Rambler News Service, 14 December 2015
See more SIPRI in the media here
L’approvisionnementen armement duCanada :une vision parcellaireet des objectifs imprécis
Aude-Emmanuelle Fleurant, Yannick Quéau
Policy Options Politiques
21 January 2016
The SIPRI Top 100 arms-producing and military services companies, 2014
The 2015 UN Register on Conventional Arms: still time to improve
Trends in international arms transfers, 2014
12 November, Stockholm, Sweden
Presentation to Swedish parliamentarians: Military expenditures in Northern Europe and the Baltic region
Pieter Wezeman and Siemon Wezeman, Senior Researchers with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, gave a presentation to the Defence Committee of the Swedish Parliament on military expenditure in Russia, the Baltic states, Poland, Germany, Finland, Norway and Sweden. For information about this event contact Pieter Wezeman.
11 November, Geneva, Switzerland
Considering the Drivers for the Weaponization of Increasingly Autonomous Technologies
Dr. Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, attended the above titled conference. Dr. Fleurant participated in a panel discussion on 'Weaponization of Autonomy'. For more information about the conference see or contact Aude Fleurant.
28 October, Bonn, Germany
Conference: Networks of organised violence
Senior Researcher Pieter Wezeman with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme attended this conference organised by the Bonn International Center for Conversion. Pieter Wezeman spoke on military technology and regional stability. For more information about this event, contact Pieter Wezeman.
30 September, Brussels, Belgium
Conference: Post-conflict states and public procurement. Strategic, economic and legal challenges and opportunities
SIPRI Senior Researcher, Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman, with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, attended this conference organized by: the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union and the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr Perlo-Freeman spoke on arms procurement in post-conflict states. For more information about this event, contact Sam Perlo-Freeman.
29- 30 September, Berlin, Germany
12th Annual Handelsblatt Conference: Security Policy and the Defence Industry
Dr. Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, attended the above titled conference. At the conference Dr. Fleurant participated in a panel discussion on 'European Arms Cooperation and Collaboration'. For more information about the conference see or contact Aude Fleurant.
10- 11 September, Berlin, Germany
Tiergartan Conference: Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in a Period of Global Upheaval
Dr. Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, attended the above titled conference organised by Fredrich Ebert Foundation (FES). At the conference Dr. Fleurant participated in a panel on 'German Arms export policy: Between Political values, military imperatives and economic interests’. For more information about the conference see here or contact Aude Fleurant.