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[PDF] Arms Without Borders

Author: Control Arms Coalition [Oxfam, Amnesty International, International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)], Published on: 2 October 2006

85 of the world’s top 100 arms companies in 2003 were headquartered in the industrialised world. This paper shows how many of them (including...Pratt and Whitney [part of United Technologies]...Mercedes-Benz [part of DaimlerChrysler] and...BAE Systems) have been involved in exports of weapon systems from China, Egypt, India and South Africa to sensitive destinations including Indonesia, Sudan and Uganda. In all those destinations...weapons...have been used to commit serious abuses. For example, armoured vehicles originally manufactured by Land Systems (OMC), a...subsidiary of BAE Systems, have been exported to Uganda and Indonesia despite concerns that armoured vehicles have been used to commit or facilitate human rights violations in both countries. There is no suggestion that these companies have broken current laws...But in almost all these cases, the exports would not have been permitted from the country where the controlling company is based...Austrian pistol-maker Glock plans to set up production facilities in Brazil, exports from which would not be subject to the EU’s Code of Conduct on Arms Exports...[also refers to Deutz, Norinco, Thyssen Henschel, Kader, Daewoo (now Doosan Infracore Defense), Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Gruman, Israel Aircraft Industries, Elbit, Rafael, Israel Military Industries, EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space), Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), Aerospatiale, Bharat Dynamics, Ordnance Factories, Embraer, Kharkiv Morozov, Bul Transmark, Tanfoglio, Singapore Technologies Kinetics, Otokar, Land Rover (part of Ford), AugustaWestland, Lord Corporation]

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Related companies: BAE Systems Boeing DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Doosan Group EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space) Elbit Systems Ford Land Rover (part of Tata Group) Land Systems OMC (part of BAE Systems) Lockheed Martin Mercedes-Benz (part of Daimler) Pratt and Whitney (part of United Technologies) Raytheon Thyssen Henschel United Technologies