Munition as Export Hit: German exports increased tenfold

 Heckler & Koch Sturmgewehr G36, Dirk Vorderstraße, Flickr | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Dirk Vorderstraße [CC BY 2.0] - flickr

According to the Government Report on Military Equipment Exports for the first half of 2016, Germany’s export licenses for small arms ammunition increased tenfold, compared to the same period of the previous year.

The total value of licences issued for the export of small arms ammunition rose from EUR 27 million to EUR 283.8 million, whereas exports of small arms decreased from EUR 12.4 million to EUR 11.6 million.   ... →

Heckler & Koch Increases Small Arms Exports to Conflict Regions

25 February 2014: A recent report by the guardian exposes Heckler & Koch’s, one of Germany’s largest arms exporters, murky reputation. Heckler & Koch is one of the most well-known small arms manufacturers in Germany, producing, for example, the popular G36 assault rifle. A followup report by the Deutsche Welle claims that such weapons are increasingly falling into the hands of child soldiers.   ... →