iTrace is a European Union-funded project (Council Decisions 2013/698/CFSP and 2015/1908/CFSP), which provides policy makers with precise, verified information on transfers of diverted conventional weapons and ammunition. The project combines an extensive programme of in-conflict field investigations with the world’s most powerful public access weapon tracking database.
Islamic State weapons on the iTrace system
M79 rockets captured from Islamic State forces, documented in Syria by a CAR field investigation team and mapped on the iTrace system.
This rapidly expanding global dataset serves as a vital independent monitor for the implementation of international arms control agreements, including the UN Programme of Action and the Arms Trade Treaty. iTrace is also designed to aid national arms export control agencies in identifying diversion risks prior to export. The system automatically quantifies diversion risks and profiles the sources of diversion nationally, regionally and globally.