This layer shows the global spread of the assault rifle G3, grouped into five categories, for the year 2014.

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In 2015, Iran produced the assault rifle G3.


  • BICC - Bonn International Center for Conversion

    As an independent, non-profit organization, BICC deals with a wide range of global topics in the field of peace and conflict research centring on Conversion Studies. It works on the constructive transformation of conflicts, disarmament and poverty. Since 2012, BICC has been developing and maintaining the interactive SALW Guide in cooperation with the ZVBw. The online portal shows the most important small arms and light weapons. Besides technical details on individual types of weapons and their different version, photographs and drawings of marks, it also shows the global spread of these individual weapons. These details are intended to help identify SALW.

  • Federal Armed Forces Verification Centre

    The ZVBw is responsible for making sure that the arms control treaties that are binding under international law are adhered to in Germany. The Small Arms and Light Weapons Guide was developed to train the soldiers in recognizing SALW and to be used in the field. The Guide provides information on parameters, typical markings, characteristics to distinguish the most common SALW worldwide from each other and of their origin and spread.


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