Berlin – The German government has reduced the export of small arms in the first half of 2016, slightly back, but have increased tenfold at the same time, the exports of ammunition for these weapons. This is one of the of the German press Agency (dpa) in Berlin, the present military equipment export report for the first half of the year, which will be debated on Wednesday in the Cabinet.
Accordingly, the value of permits for small arms dropped in the first six months of 2016, compared to the prior-year period, from 12.4 million to 11.6 million euros. The value of permits for ammunition climbed from 27 million to 283,8 million Euro.
buyer from France, Iraq and Poland
The three most important destination countries for small arms, including Parts and ammunition, were France, Iraq and Poland. Germany has supported in Iraq, the Kurds in the fight against the terrorist militia “Islamic state” (IS). To small arms include machine guns and rifles. (APA, 25.10.2016)