Arms trade

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Russian accused of smuggling military tech escapes house arrest in Italy
Artem Uss broke electronic tag and went on run a day after court agreed to hand him over to US authorities

Lorenzo Tondo and agencies

23, Mar, 2023 @6:13 PM

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EU seals deal to supply Ukraine with a million rounds of shells
Estonian defence minister says agreement ‘shows me one thing: if there is a will there is a way’

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

20, Mar, 2023 @3:50 PM

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France challenging Russia as second biggest arms exporter behind US
Study shows French suppliers have more major export orders than Russia, while UK’s share has dwindled

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

13, Mar, 2023 @12:01 AM

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UK will miss out on EU’s ‘massive’ increase in arms spending for Ukraine
Only EU and Norwegian firms will be able to take advantage of joint procurement agreement, says leaked paper

Daniel Boffey Chief reporter

07, Mar, 2023 @6:02 PM

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British-led fund to provide weapons for Ukraine plagued by delays
Only £200m of £520m allocated and bidders complain ‘low-bureaucracy’ process is frustrating

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

06, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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They’re lobbying for Ukraine pro bono – and making millions from arms firms
Some of Washington’s most powerful lobbyists are providing their services to Ukraine for free, but they also have financial incentives for aiding the country

Eli Clifton and Ben Freeman

01, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Iran becoming global drone producer on back of Ukraine war, says US
Officials share declassified intelligence as US seeks wider support for sanctions against Tehran

Peter Beaumont

14, Feb, 2023 @3:32 PM

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Australian War Memorial accepted more than $830,000 from arms manufacturers in three years
Figures released to Senate reignite debate on commemoration of war dead funded by companies that profit from conflict

Christopher Knaus

14, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Ukraine fighter pilot: I could learn to fly western jet within three months
In plea for military aid, Vadym Voroshylov explains why modern planes are needed for defence against Russia

Dan Sabbagh in Vinnytsia

09, Feb, 2023 @10:48 AM

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Germany approves Leopard 1 battle tank exports to Ukraine
Package of 29 older tanks could be sent to help fight Russia as soon as refurbishments done, reports say

Philip Oltermann in Stockholm

03, Feb, 2023 @2:09 PM

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Belgian buyer of Europe’s spare tanks hopes they see action in Ukraine
OIP built up a huge private arsenal, banking on there one day being demand for the weapons again

Pjotr Sauer in Tournai

31, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Campaigners seek to overturn Liz Truss’s resumption of Saudi arms sales
Lawyers will argue the then trade secretary ignored Saudi air force’s bombing of civilians in Yemen

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

31, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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