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2022 top 100 defence company revenue declines in spite of demand

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Revenues from the sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest companies in the industry fell by 3.5% in real terms from...

Nations expand their nuclear arsenals as global insecurity deteriorates – SIPRI

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The number of operational nuclear weapons around the world is increasing as countries expand and modernise their militaries amidst a deteriorating global security situation,...

Global security and stability in increasing peril, SIPRI warns

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Global security has deteriorated over the past year, primarily driven by the impact of the war in Ukraine, which has resulted in the world...

Special mention for Wagner Group in SIPRI conflict report

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Last year saw more multilateral peace operations conducted than in any year during the previous decade research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

World military expenditure continues to climb while African defence expenditure drops

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Global military expenditure continued to increase last year, remaining well over the $2 trillion mark, although defence expenditure in Africa fell for the first...

World arms sales still on the rise – SIPRI

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Sales of arms and military services by the 100 largest companies in the industry reached $592 billion in 2021, a 1.9% increase compared with...

Global nuclear arsenals expected to keep growing in ‘worrying trend’

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Global nuclear arsenals are expected to grow as states continue to modernize, according to new research by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI),...

World military expenditure passes $2 trillion; increases slightly in Africa

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Total world military expenditure increased fractionally in 2021 to reach $2 113 billion, surpassing the $2 trillion mark for the first time, new research...

Global arms sales not affected by COVID-19

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Despite the global economy contracting amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s top 100 arms producers increased sales slightly in 2020,...

SIPRI conference looks at conflict and warfare trends

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Last week over a thousand global participants convened virtually for the sixth annual Stockholm Security Conference with the theme "Battlefields of the Future: Trends...

SIPRI warns arms for Mozambique will not necessarily end insurgency

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As the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mulls options with regard to military intervention in Mozambique, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) maintains...

ISS: Climate change and violence in Africa: no time to lose

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The AU is the first international body to tackle the problem head-on, and it needs global support. Climate change poses serious security threats in Africa....

International military expenditure not affected by COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic did not affect military spending by the world’s traditional Big Five with five sub-Saharan African countries also showing increases in their...

Global arms industry sales rise

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Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled $361 billion in 2019, 8.5% more than in 2018 according to...

Sales by world’s top 25 defence companies up by nearly 10...

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Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 25 companies totalled $361 billion in 2019, 8.5% more than in 2018. The largest...

Arms sales by China’s four biggest companies in the sector rose...

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Arms sales by China’s four biggest companies in the sector rose by 4.8% in 2019 compared with 2018 to $56.7 billion, a leading conflict...

New SIPRI yearbook

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Despite an overall decrease in nuclear warheads in 2019, all nuclear weapon possessing states continue to modernise nuclear arsenals is one of the findings...

African military spending up nearly 20% over the last decade

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Over the last ten years, African military spending grew by 17%, rising to $41.2 billion in 2019, according to new research from the Stockholm...

Russia records $1 billion in military orders from Africa over the...

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African countries have ordered around $1 billion worth of military hardware from Russia over the last six months, according to Russian officials, as Russia...

World arms exports continued to increase over the last five years,...

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International arms exports increased by 5% between 2015 and 2019 compared to the previous five years, according to new data from the Stockholm International...

Global arms sales up by 5 per cent

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Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) were up by 4.6% in 2018 compared to...

Sub-Saharan Africa spending less on defence

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Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have been spending less on defence over the last five years, down from a 2014 peak, research has found. According to...

Foreign military activity increasing in the Horn of Africa

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The presence of foreign militaries in the Horn of Africa is increasing, with a wide variety of international security actors—from Europe, the United States,...

African military spending continues to decrease

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Military expenditure in Africa has fallen for the fourth consecutive year, with major decreases recorded by Algeria, Angola and Sudan, according to new research...

African arms imports decreasing – SIPRI

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African nations have imported fewer arms over the last decade, with imports decreasing by 6.5%, according to new research from the Stockholm International Peace...

US dominates the Top 100 global arms companies list

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Sales of arms and military services by the world's largest arms-producing and military services companie totalled $398.2 billion in 2017, according to new international...

Transparency in sub-Saharan Africa military spending higher than expected – SIPRI

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The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the...

Africa has highest number of deployed peace operations worldwide – SIPRI

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Last year saw 63 multilateral peace operations worldwide with 25 in Africa – the highest of any continent – according to the...

Global military spending remains high at $1,7 trillion

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Total world military expenditure rose to $1739 billion in 2017, a marginal increase of 1.1% in real terms from 2016, according to...

Controlling additive manufacturing and intangible transfers of technology

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Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) researchers Kolja Brockmann and Robert Kelley published a research paper last month, about the challenges brought...

African military spending down slightly in 2017

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Military expenditure was down slightly in 2017, but higher than a decade ago as world military spending reached its highest level since...

US arms exports grow significantly with Asia and the Middle East...

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Continuing an upward trend that began in the early 2000s, the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013/17 was 10%...

African arms imports down

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Over the last decade, African arms imports dropped by 22 per cent, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), but...

Global arms sales rising – report

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Sales of arms and military services by the world's largest arms-producing and military services companies totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to...

World military spending: increases in the US and Europe, decreases in...

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Total world military expenditure rose to $1 686 billion in 2016, an increase of 0.4% in real terms from 2015, according to...

Growth in international arms trade driven by Middle East and Asia

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The volume of major international arms transfers has grown continuously since 2004 and increased by 8.4 per cent between 2007–11 and 2012–16,...

SIPRI: Time to rethink the peace operations partnership in Africa

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In anticipation of next week's opening of the annual session of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations in New York...

Africa remains the major focus of multilateral peace operations – SIPRI

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Last year saw the number of multilateral peace operations decline by two to 61, the first decrease since 2010, but Africa continues...

Global defence trade reaches a record breaking $65 billion in 2015...

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The global defence trade reached a record-breaking $65 billion in 2015 fuelled by conflict in the Middle East and military spending in...

African arms imports grew by 19 per cent over the last...

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Between 2006–10 and 2011–15, major arms imports by states in Africa increased by 19 per cent, according to the Stockholm International Peace...

Global arms sales declined slightly in 2014, but grew outside Europe...

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The world's biggest arms manufacturers recorded a slight decline in sales in 2014, particularly those based in Western Europe and North America,...

SIPRI maintains UN peace ops have not become more dangerous

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A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on fatality trends in United Nations peace operations reveals the rate...

Peace operations on the increase, personnel decreasing

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Peace operations, whether they are peacekeeping or peace support, are on the increase and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) points...

African military spending rose in Africa in 2014 – report

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Military spending in Africa increased by 5.9 per cent in 2014, with the top two spenders Algeria and Angola, both major oil...

Recent Nigerian military acquisitions

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Nigeria's military is acquiring new and second-hand hardware for all three branches of service as it battles Boko Haram insurgents on land...

More details on South African arms exports for 2014

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More details have emerged regarding the export of South African military hardware last year, which amounted to almost R3 billion and included...

African arms imports increased 45 per cent over last decade –...

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African arms imports increased by 45 per cent between the periods 2005–2009 to 2010–14, with Algeria importing the most during this period,...

Top 100 arms companies saw sales fall in 2013 – SIPRI

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The 100 largest arms companies saw sales dip 2% in 2013 to $402 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute...

Fewer bombs, but nuclear states ‘determined’ to keep arsenals

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Nuclear-armed states are modernising their arsenals and appear determined to keep sizable numbers of such weapons of mass destruction for the foreseeable...

Military spending in Africa increased 8% in 2013

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Military spending in Africa increased by 8.3 per cent in 2013, reaching an estimated $44.9 billion, according to the Stockholm International Peace...

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