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
Teams inspect weapons in a variety of conflict-related situations—whether recovered by state security forces, surrendered at the cessation of hostilities, cached, or held by insurgent forces.
CAR’s weapon investigations use multiple methods, including: interviews with weapon users (such as rebel forces); analysis of associated documentation (such as packaging marks, packing lists, bills of lading, and cargo manifests); dialogue with weapon manufacturers and exporters; investigations into shippers, transport agents, and financiers; and liaison with national defence, security, and intelligence agencies.