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UK arms sales to the Middle East and North Africa

December 18, 2013

UK sales of weapons and arms to the Middle East are in the news. So what is the market, run by the government’s Strategic Export Controls, worth? How big are arms sales to the Middle East and North Africa? The unrest in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and across the region has brought attention to one of […]

How Do Grenades Work?

How Do Grenades Work?

September 23, 2012

When you pull the pin of a grenade, chaos will likely erupt. How is it possible this little shell can cause so much destruction? Grenades aren’t a new weapon of warfare – they’ve been around for hundreds of years and have played vital roles in many conflicts. This infographic shows you exactly how a grenade […]

Where Are the World

Where Are the World’s Small Arms?

September 2, 2012

Weapons have been around since the first human hurled a rock at his neighbor. But with time and innovation, the weapons have gotten deadlier. Instead of throwing rocks, we now shoot guns, and with approximately eight million new guns produced each year, firearms are almost as readily available as stones on the ground. It doesn’t […]

Global Gun Slingers

Global Gun Slingers

August 16, 2012

Have you ever wondered just how profitable war can be? The numbers will amaze you. The world arms trade is an enormous industry dealing with billions of dollars each year. The United States makes a killing by selling a variety of weapons to developing nations throughout the globe. This includes tanks, armored cars, anti-ship missiles, […]

Star Wars Weapons

Star Wars Weapons

July 25, 2012

The Star Wars galaxy is full of colorful characters, imaginative worlds and amazing vehicles. It is also full of out-of-this-world weapons. The most iconic weapon in the franchise is the lightsaber which is the token weapon of the Jedis. This infographic looks at the lightsaber and determines if this weapon will ever be able to […]

EU Arms Sales to Egypt Data Visualisation

July 21, 2012

Egypt is still in turmoil, and after some Czech ammunition was found in Tahrir Square, NISAT searched Eurostat and released some data about EU arms exports to Egypt. NISAT have a map tool that goes only up to 2009 and the data released are from 2011, so I made this visualisation below: (This matter has […]

Choose Your Weapon

Choose Your Weapon

July 17, 2012

The global arms trade is big business. Find out who manufactures and who buys the world’s weapons and ammunition. Source

How Do Grenades Work?

How Do Grenades Work?

June 28, 2012

When you pull the pin of a grenade, chaos will likely erupt. How is it possible this little shell can cause so much destruction? Grenades aren’t a new weapon of warfare – they’ve been around for hundreds of years and have played vital roles in many conflicts. This infographic shows you exactly how a grenade […]