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
CAR field investigators document all items on site and identify potential cases of diversion. If required, the team launches additional investigation missions for the cases identified.
2. Internal verification
CAR’s analysts review cases, and work with investigators to identify any inconsistencies or uncertainties in the case. If the case passes this process, and if required, CAR initiates a formal tracing procedure.
Where relevant, CAR issues a formal trace request either to a national government party to the chain of custody, or to the manufacturer of the materiel concerned.
CAR evaluates any national government objections provided within the 28-day non-objection procedure and may repeat stages 1–3 above. The outcome of this process determines whether CAR releases the information for public distribution on the iTrace® system.
After public release, any party involved in the case may use the ‘right of reply’ form on this website to contest aspects of a case or contribute further information. The case may be removed from public view pending the resolution of any contested aspects of a case.