Posts tagged as arms

U.S. – Baltic States: nothing personal – just business

By Adomas Abromaitis on Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Security situation in the world is deteriorating year by year, day by day. But wars and conflicts nowadays are not only deaths and damage but business and money for involved participants. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) made a report on all international transfers of major arms (including sales, gifts and production under license) to states, international organizations and non-state groups. SIPRI Arms Transfers Database which is freely accessible…

Latvian Security Service detains three persons for illegally supplying arms

Monday, November 18, 2019

The State Security Service has detained three persons for illegally supplying large quantities of arms to African countries targeted by the United Nations and European Union’s sanctions, the Security Service informed LETA. On February 5 last year, the Security Service launched criminal proceedings over violations of sanctions imposed by international organizations or Latvia, and laundering the proceeds of crime. Earlier this week, the Security Service carried out five searches at…

Open arms for Lidl – Estonian competition watchdog predicts lower prices

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Expecting the entry of the German supermarket chain Lidl on the Estonian market, the country’s Competition Authority expects healthier competition and lower prices. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports on Thursday, July 18, that Katrin Tasa, deputy director of the Supervisory Department of the Estonian Competition Authority said in an interview with Vikkerraadio that currently, 70 percent of Estonia’s retail market is controlled by four retail chains. «The retail market is…

Sig Sauer sees second arms procurement appeal overturned

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Arms manufacturer Sig Sauer Inc. has seen its appeal over the procurement of arms for the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), contracted out to a rival company, overturned. The public procurement dispute review committee rejected the Sig Sauer appeal, over the purchase of automatic rifles by the Estonian Center for Defense Investment (ECDI), in a contract awarded to US arms manufacturer Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT). The appeal was the…

Why World War 3 could happen in 2019 – threats from North Korea, Syria and Putin

By Patrick Knox on Thursday, February 28, 2019

RISING tensions around the globe along with spectacular war games and weapons testing have increased fears of a major military conflict breaking out in 2019. Here we look at trouble spots which could be potential World War 3 flash points. Why is 2019 such a dangerous year? Our map shows the flashpoints where there are currently military standoffs which could suddenly turn nasty and bring the major powers into conflict…

Lithuanian-led arms control inspection team to conduct evaluation visit to a Kaliningrad-based military unit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Lithuanian-led international arms control inspection team is conducting a visit to the 79th Guards Separate Motor Rifle Brigade in Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation on February 12-13. Arms control inspectors from Lithuania, France, and the United States will carry out an evaluation visit to a military unit in accordance with the Vienna Document 2011. During the verification visit arms control inspectors of Lithuania, France, and the U.S. will…