ArmsTradeWatch is an initiative to map out the European arms industry and arms trade. Our goal is to enable investigative journalism and research into this industry, in order to improve public accountability of this industry and government policy. By bringing together information on the European arms industry from a diverse range of open data sources, we want make this data more accessible and provide a detailed overview of which companies are active on the defense market.
ArmsTradeWatch made an inventory of defense companies based on arms trade reports, procurement and tender data and membership lists of industry organisations. For these companies basic company information and data on ownership relations and group structures has been collected in this database.