Australia's arms industry

The global weapons trade: fact sheets 1-6, MAPW and partners 2008

A package of six fact sheets prepared by MAPW and partners on the global weapons trade. Fact sheets cover Australia's arms industry; the spread of arms in our region; small arms and conflict; the economic costs of militarism; arms fairs; and war and environment.

Raytheon and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks at Raytheon and its role in arms production globally and in Australia. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 11 in a series on the global weapons trade. It particularly looks at cluster bombs, which are produced by Raytheon; and corruption in obtaining US government contracts.

Thales and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners 2008

This fact sheet looks at Thales and its role in arms production globally and as one of Australia's largest weapons manufacturers; with a particular focus on the health effects of small arms. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 12 in a series on the global weapons trade.

BAE Systems and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners 2008

This fact sheet looks at BAE Systems and its role in arms production globally and in Australia. It particularly looks at allegations of corruption in arms trading. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 10 in a series on the global weapons trade.

Boeing and the global weapons trade: MAPW and partners, 2008

This fact sheet looks Boeing and its role in arms production  and in particular Boeing's role in missile defence. It was prepared by Dale Hess and is No 9 in a series on the global weapons trade.

2008 Defence White Paper: MAPW submission

Submission prepared by MAPW President Sue Wareham to the Defence White Paper, covering issues raised by Dr Wareham during the community consultation around the Defence Department's discussion paper, Key Questions for Defence in the 21st Century.

The spread of arms in the Asia-Pacific: MAPW and partners, 2008

The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing market for armaments in the world. This fact sheet describes the connection between conflict in the region, and Australia's past arms exports. It is No 2 in a series on the global weapons trade.

The problem of arms fairs: MAPW and partners, 2008

In August 2008, an arms fair planned for Adelaide, South Australia, was cancelled after public protest and a growing campaign to protest at the fair. Three weeks later, an arms fair planned for Ottawa in Canada was cancelled after a public campaign. This fact sheet is No 5 in a series on the global arms trade, and looks at the role of these weapons trade fairs.

Australia's growing military industry: MAPW and partners, 2008

Although small by world standards, Australia has a significant industry involved in the manufacture and sales of armaments and military equipment. This fact sheet describes Australia's arms earnings and arms exports, and is No 1 in a series on the global weapons trade.

MAPW supporters celebrate arms fair cancellation

MAPW received dozens of enthusiastic messages congratulating us and our partner organisations on our successful campaign to close the arms fair planned for Adelaide in November. Here are just some:

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