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 weapons since 1950 - as well as a database of all international and multilateral arms embargoes.
SIPRI ARMS TRANSFERS DATA LAUNCH 2016
The containing information on all transfers of major weapons from 1950 to the most recent full calendar year 2015, has been updated. Information on the recent trends are now available to view
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE
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Trends in international arms transfers, 2015
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
19 April 2016, Tartu, Estonia
Global and European defence markets and industries
Programme Director Dr Aude Fleurant, Head of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, gave a lecture on global trends in military expenditure, arms transfers and arms industry at the above titled seminar held at the Baltic Defence College. For futher information please contact Dr. Aude Fleurant.
15 April 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Pax Christi Flanders Peace Conference
Senior Researcher Siemon Wezeman from the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, participated in the Pax Christi Flanders annual Peace Conference and, in the context of Belgian plans for new combat aircraft, presented an overview of the global and European markets for combat aircraft. For more information about this event please see here. For any further information please contact Siemon Wezeman.
13-14 April 2016, Brussels, Belgium
European Defence Agency workshop on UAVs
Senior Researcher Siemon Wezeman from the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, participated in a workshop on payloads for small UAVs organized by the European Defence Agency, and presented an overview of the European UAV industry. For more information about this event contact Siemon Wezeman.
8 April 2016, New York, USA
World Military Spending: Trends and Implications
7 April 2016, Oslo, Norway
Norwegian Peace Association seminar on military trends 2015
Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman, Head of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Project, presented the findings of the latest SIPRI report on recent trends in military expenditure at a seminar in Oslo organized by the Norwegian Peace Association (Norska Fredslag). This event was chaired by Breines Ingeborg, co-President of the International Peace Bureau, with Sverre Kvalvik of the Norwegian Defence Research Institute and Cathrine Sandnes, Director of the think-tank Manifest Analysis also giving presentations. For further information contact Dr. Sam Perlo-freeman.
5 April 2016, Washington D.C., USA
Global Military Spending and the Arms Trade: Trends & Implications
Dr. Aude Fleurant, Director of the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, presented the findings of the latest SIPRI report on recent trends in military expenditure and international arms sales. This event was co-hosted by the Forum on the Arms Trade and the Stimson Center. For more information about this event, please see here. For further information contact Dr. Aude Fleurant.
5 April 2016, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm Forum on Security and Development
Dr. Sam Perlo-freeman, Head of the SIPRI Military Expenditure Project, presented the findings of the latest SIPRI report on recent trends in military expenditure at the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development. An event co-hosted by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and SIPRI. In a session titled, 'Military Expenditures and Social Spending' it began with a brief presentation on the findings from SIPRI’s new military expenditure data. Participants discussed regional and country trends and drivers of military expenditure, along with comparisons between countries and recent trends in social spending. The issue of how improved transparency and budgetary systems might reduce corruption and increase the effectiveness of military spending in responding to security threats was also discussed. For more information on the Stockholm Forum on Security and Development see here. For further information on contact Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman.
16 March 2016, The Hague, Netherlands
Presentation to Dutch Parliament Defence Committee on plans for new Dutch submarines
Senior Researcher Siemon Wezeman from the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, participated in a round-table discussion with experts and the Defence Committee of the 2nd Chamber of the Dutch Parliament about Dutch plans for acquisition of new submarines. His contribution can be found here. For more information contact Siemon Wezeman.