WE TRACK WEAPONS
Weapons documented at the point of use,
tracked through the chains of supply
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Working in active armed conflicts to track the sources of arms and ammunition
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
In-depth weapon analysis: from small arms to major conventional systems
JOINING THE DOTS
Mapping weapon flows on CAR’s iTrace
Global Weapon Reporting System
MISSILE COMPONENTS USED IN DRONE ATTACKS IN NORTHEAST SYRIA
Between September 2021 and June 2022, CAR investigations have documented the physical remnants of 17 air-to-surface missile attacks in north-east Syria. The missile systems were manufactured in Türkiye and likely fired from uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs). This Frontline Perspective provides a technical overview of the missiles themselves, including CAR’s identification process and the internal components identified within the system. It then focuses on how electromagnetic brakes, which are used in accurate steering in missile technology, were manufactured by a company based in the European Union (EU) and were subsequently diverted from their stated end use in medical vehicles.
iTrace is a European Union and German Government-funded project which provides policy makers with the precise, verified information required to understand weapon transfers in detail and, thereby, develop effective, evidence-based weapon management and control.