A weapon, arm or armament is any implement or device that can be used with the intent to inflict damage or harm. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a tactical, strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary or enemy target. While ordinary objects – sticks, rocks, bottles, chairs, vehicles – can be used as weapons, many are expressly designed for the purpose; these range from simple implements such as clubs, axes and …



EPC: European Policy Centre · 13 May 2024 English

the political and financial heft of the Union can best The European Union and NATO struggle to coordinate, be combined with the military strength of the Atlantic risking duplication and …

enhance the EU’s development forces. Europe’s armaments industries remain largely in security and defence to invest in the expanding technology of the armaments industry Defence becomes the driver of deeper limits the operation of the internal market in the armaments’ sector. Ukraine, Yale, 2024. 11 Joint Declaration

RAND Corporation · 8 May 2024 English

The Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Reform asked RAND for an independent analysis of PPBE-like functions in selected countries and other U.S. federal agencies comparable to the …

multiyear plans • Annual PLA budgets Russia • State Armaments Program (SAP) procurement plan • State Defense categories in defense white papers: personnel, armaments, and maintenance and operations Russia Annual

IFRI: Institut Français des Relations Internationales · 7 May 2024 English

This paper examines the trajectory of India-Russia relations post-February 2022. The war in Ukraine emerged as a significant challenge for bilateral ties, presenting new obstacles to political and diplomatic relations …

highlighted concerns over Moscow’s ability to produce armaments. The Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Pande

Jamestown Foundation · 26 April 2024 English

Cheng Lin (程琳), Convener of the National Security Discipline Review Group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council and former Secretary of the Party Committee and President of …

space-related organizations from the PLA’s former General Armaments Department (GAD) in the SSF’s Space Systems Department

EU: European Union · 26 April 2024 English

The EU should expand its support to the development of Ukraine’s defence industry to sustain the country’s fighting power, reduce its dependencies on Western aid and boost its domestic economy. …

financing. 2 Jan Joel andersson and ondreJ ditrych armaments production with special strengths in shipbuilding

ISW: Institute for the Study of War · 26 April 2024 English

The scale and intensity of the forecasted Summer 2024 Russian offensive operation that will likely begin in June also remains unclear, and the Russian military command may be actively assessing …

personnel carriers, anti-aircraft guns, and other armaments on ZNPP grounds.[88] Armenian Ambassador to the

CAPS: Centre for Air Power Studies · 24 April 2024 English

The delivery of BrahMos missiles is anticipated to greatly enhance the Philippines’ naval strength, serving as a strong deterrent in the region. [...] Manila, which refers to the region as …

an effort to broaden the scope of its primary armaments suppliers and look into export destinations other

ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 24 April 2024 English

Finally, the United States’ polity has found the resolve to pass a much-delayed aid package for Ukraine after wrangling over it for months, even as the situation for Ukraine has …

Ukraine, which is heavily dependent on Western armaments, urgently requires assistance as it faces a formidable

EU: European Union · 22 April 2024 English

the war in Ukraine has depleted Member States' armaments stockpiles and fuelled global demand for weapons

SIPRI: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute · 22 April 2024 English

Total global military expenditure reached $2443 billion in 2023, an increase of 6.8 per cent in real terms from 2022. This was the steepest year-on-year increase since 2009. The 10 …

institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in

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