Empowering Societies To Prevent The Misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons

DEVELOPING AND DELIVERING INTELLIGENCE, INVESTIGATIVE, AND FORENSIC FUNCTIONS TO SUPPORT THE REDUCTION OF CRIMINALITY AND TERRORISM ACROSS THE GLOBE

BOARD OF TRADE AWARD

On 7th September 2018, Arquebus Solutions Ltd was awarded a UK Department for International Trade (DIT) Board of Trade Award at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry. The presentation was made by the Rt. Hon. Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade.

Recent News

DownLoaded: Arquebus on the Threat of 3D Printed Firearms

Arquebus CEO Paul James and CTO Glenn Lawrence were quoted by the UK media last week regarding the threat posed by 3D printed firearms and military grade firearms trafficked from Ukraine to the UK's national security.

Firearms Registries: an Essential Component of Weapons and Ammunition Management

Firearms are durable and modular goods, which circulate in both civilian and state possession. Firearms can also easily be disassembled and re-assembled, can lie dormant for years before being misused, and are frequently smuggled and trafficked across international borders. Without accountability throughout the lifecycle of a firearm, or an accurate understanding of the firearms in circulation within a jurisdiction, other crucial elements of WAM such as marking, tracing and profiling, stockpile management and the collection and destruction of firearms are swiflty undermined. Understanding these challenges, Arquebus maintains that a crucial tool for sustained and expansive progress in minimising the impact of SALW misuse upon human security is an effective national firearms registry.

Project FOCAL-SF Published

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The Arquebus team is delighted to receive a printed copy of Project FOCAL-SF, in which Arquebus delivered studies on the Firearms...

Learning From Experience: Firearms Proliferation in Ukraine

One of the major international security implications arising from the conflict in Ukraine is how to manage the long-term threat posed by the proliferation of huge numbers of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW). Arquebus CEO Paul James discusses the parallels to his experience tackling firearms crime in the Western Balkans, making a call to action for a proactive security response.

CEO Paul James on BBC Radio 4 – Liverpool Shooting Police Investigation

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Arquebus CEO Paul James was interviewed by Evan Davis on the BBC Radio 4 Programme, PM, providing his insight on the tragic fatal shooting of 9-year old Olivia Pratt Korbel in Liverpool. Paul discusses several areas of the investigation as the police attempt to identify the gunman and use the ballistics forensics to support the investigation.

DOUBLE CASTING TRAINING IN TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

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Between the 8th and 10th of August 2022, Arquebus delivered Double Casting equipment and a 3-day training course to the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service (TTPS) at the Police Training Academy and the Forensic Science Centre located within Port of Spain, Trinidad.

FIREARMS FOCAL POINTS – EUROPE’S SILVER BULLET?

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The criminal misuse of SALW has become increasingly understood as a threat to collective security, with the illicit proliferation of SALW being recognised as a significant enabler for other criminal activities such as drug trafficking, whilst also engendering a perception of general insecurity which undermines public confidence in national authorities’ ability to secure populations (SOCTA, 2021).

ACCREDITATIONS

SALW CONTROLS

Developing big picture intelligence to identify the source of illegal firearms and ammunition

PROJECTS &
RESEARCH

Exercising our specialist knowledge and expertise in relation to SALW, Rapid DNA and international law enforcement to deliver special projects that support law enforcement and military operations and capability building.

DOUBLE CASTING

Double casting allows the creation of cloned ballistic material, accurate to a microscopic level of detail. Arquebus’ bespoke double casting kit provides everything needed to get started.