iTrace® is a European Union and German Government-funded project (Council Decisions 2013/698/CFSP, 2015/1908/CFSP, 2017/2283/CFSP and 2019/2191/CFSP), 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. The project combines an extensive programme of in-conflict field investigations with the world’s most powerful public access weapon tracking database.


This rapidly expanding global dataset serves as a unique independent monitor for the implementation of international arms control agreements, including the UN Programme of Action and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). iTrace® is also designed to aid national arms export control agencies in identifying diversion risks prior to export. In support of national conformity with Article 11 (2) of the ATT, iTrace® automatically quantifies diversion risks and profiles the sources of diversion nationally, regionally, and globally.


CAR investigation teams work on the ground throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia.


CAR provides a range of solutions to meet the needs of various organisations including governments and NGOs.