Supply of weapons and European arms industry

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See also UK role in Yemen conflict and Category:Yemen#French_involvement

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have used the US-manufactured weapons as a form of currency to buy the loyalties of militias or tribes, bolster chosen armed actors, and influence the complex political landscape
...between October and December 2015, at least four Boeing 747 cargo planes from the Azerbaijani company Silk Way, loaded with a cargo of bombs produced in the Domusnovas factory of RWM Italia in Sardinia, departed from the civil airport Elmas in Cagliari. The cargo landed at the Taif base of the Royal Saudi Air Force in Saudi Arabia.
The legal intervention calls for an investigation into the criminal liability of Italian authority UAMA that authorizes Italy’s armament exports, and of Italian armament manufacturer RWM Italia S.p.A.’s directors for armament exports to members of the Saudi-led military coalition involved in the conflict in Yemen
*Saudi ship facing arms protests leaves Spanish port - ABC News May 13, 2019
Would anybody in #Serbia ask the president Vucic why the vice prime minister’s father sold state arms to Saudi Arabia using a British Virgin Islands offshore company and who is behind this offshore company?

German export ban to Saudi

Germany’s government is trying to halt weapons exports to Saudi Arabia after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, but Britain has urged the country to exempt big defence projects or face damage to its commercial credibility. developed jointly with other EU states, notably France and Britain, were excluded as the ban was extended.

Italian export ban to Saudi & UAE

US weapons

See also US Role in Yemen