Latest headlines from The Ferret about the global trade in arms and weapons.
Britain is the second biggest arms dealer in the world after the US, according to new stats from the Department of International Trade.
The UK Government has been accused of “immoral” trade deals with Saudi Arabia after a UN report said more than 2000 children have been killed in the war in Yemen.
The arms industry is preparing to use two spaceports planned for Scotland to launch military spy satellites, an investigation by The Ferret can reveal.
Tear gas and stun grenades made in the UK were used against pro-democracy protestors recently in Greece, according to human rights groups.
A radar funded by Scottish Enterprise has been developed for a military drone that can be armed with air-to-air missiles and cannons for use in warfare.
Twenty children have been killed in Yemen since the UK government resumed arms sales to Saudi Arabia just over one month ago.
The cost of UK programmes to replace Trident and nuclear submarines on the Clyde increased by over £1 billion in a year, according to data released by the Ministry of Defence.
The UK Government has been condemned after announcing it would resume selling arms to Saudi Arabia despite concerns over the potential for war crimes in Yemen.
The UK government has failed to meet its official criteria for conducting “regular and thorough inspections” of arms facilities every three years at a controversial bomb factory in Scotland.