arms industry

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Noun1.arms industry - an industry that manufacturers weapons of wararms industry - an industry that manufacturers weapons of war
industry - the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "each industry has its own trade publications"
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The officer ends up murdered as a result of his involvement with an illegal weapons traffic deal.
Sudan Armed Forces also deployed troops along the border with Libya to avoid weapons traffic to the restive region of Darfur which borders Libya.
Officials recognize the growing threat posed by illegal weapons traffic in the North Caucasus.
As the Camp Bondsteel spokesman put it, the pressure has been reduced, which means there is less weapons traffic and people moving across the border.
Carroll Jr., deputy director of the Center for Defense Information, says such weapons traffic is a predictable side effect of mercenary companies like MPRI.
At present, there is very little information available to policymakers or the public on the scale and nature of the light weapons traffic. The sole mechanism for transparency in the field, the UN's Register of Conventional Arms (a voluntary roster of member states' military imports and exports), lists major weapons only.
The two sides also agreed to cooperate in a US-led anti-proliferation exercise that could be used to stop North Korean weapons traffic in waters around the peninsula, it said in a statement.
Korean weapons traffic in and out of South Korean waters, it said.

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