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Drive for the local production of small-calibre weapons and ammunition stalled

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The initiative by the South African defence sector to have small calibre weapons and ammunition manufactured locally as part of an import substitution process...

The devastating effects of uncontrolled arms in Africa

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Armed conflict is one of Africa’s greatest challenges and has cost the continent unquantifiable human and financial losses for decades. Despite efforts by local...

Kenya opens new small arms factory

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has opened a new $37 million small arms factory as the country seeks to improve self-reliance on defence and security...

Possible investor for PMP as DoD mulls small arms production

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Denel PMP may be getting an investor as the struggling firm takes steps to stay afloat, according to Secretary for Defence Sonto Kudjoe. Kudjoe was...

Uncontrolled small arms and light weapons proliferating in Africa

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According to the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) there are more than “a hundred million uncontrolled small arms and light weapons in crisis zones...

AU, Small Arms Survey map illicit arms flows in Africa

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In the first-ever continental analysis of illicit arms flows in Africa, the African Union Commission (AU) and the Small Arms Survey identify the scale,...

Hundreds of thousands of lives still lost annually to small arms

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Small arms and light weapons which end up on battlefields, urban streets and elsewhere are a big problem for the world, according...

Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

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The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign...

Denel Land Systems Small Arms production at full capacity

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Denel Land Systems has received a large number of machinegun and mortar orders, and its small arms factory will be working double...

UN-backed report finds increase in international small arms transfers

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Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands are the most transparent top and major small arms exporters, a new report backed by...

Namibia receives Russian small arms

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Namibia has apparently received a batch of small arms from Russia to equip its Marine Corps as part of contracts signed a...

ISS: Regulating weapons where it matters most

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The First Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) will take place in Cancún, Mexico, from 24 – 27...

“World over-armed and peace under-funded” – Ban Ki-moon

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The UN Security Council at its ministerial level meeting this week voiced grave concern at the illicit transfer, destabilising accumulation and misuse...

Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) Proof Ranges

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The three PMP Proof Ranges consisting of two Small Arms proof ranges (ranging from 20m to 500m in length) and one Medium...

The availability of small arms in Kenya – an assessment

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Kenya has experienced the effects of small arms availability and misuse for many years, but the unprecedented violence that erupted after the...

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