Explanation of the trade registers Trade Registers are written outputs that contain information on deals between specific arms suppliers and recipients over a specific time period that are included in the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database. A deal is only included in a Trade Register if reliable information has been verified that an order has been placed or deliveries have begun. You can also choose whether to include all deals or only those involving certain types of weapon system, and whether the Trade Register is laid out according to supplier s or recipient s.
Ancient Chinese cannon displayed in the Tower of London. European warfare during the Post-classical history was dominated by elite groups of knights supported by massed infantry both in combat and ranged roles.
They were involved in mobile combat and sieges which involved various siege weapons and tactics. Knights on horseback developed tactics for charging with lances providing an impact on the enemy formations and then drawing more practical weapons such as swords once they entered into the melee.
By contrast, infantry, in the age before structured formations, relied on cheap, sturdy weapons such as spears and billhooks in close combat and bows from a distance. As armies became more professional, their equipment was standardized and infantry transitioned to pikes.
Pikes are normally seven to eight feet in length, and used in conjunction with smaller side-arms short sword. In Eastern and Middle Eastern warfare, similar tactics were developed independent of European influences.
The introduction of gunpowder from the Asia at the end of this period revolutionized warfare. Formations of musketeersprotected by pikemen came to dominate open battles, and the cannon replaced the trebuchet as the dominant siege weapon.
Early modern[ edit ] The European Renaissance marked the beginning of the implementation of firearms in western warfare. Guns and rockets were introduced to the battlefield. Firearms are qualitatively different from earlier weapons because they release energy from combustible propellants such as gunpowderrather than from a counter-weight or spring.
This energy is released very rapidly and can be replicated without much effort by the user. Therefore even early firearms such as the arquebus were much more powerful than human-powered weapons. Firearms became increasingly important and effective during the 16th century to 19th century, with progressive improvements in ignition mechanisms followed by revolutionary changes in ammunition handling and propellant.
Civil War new applications of firearms including the machine gun and ironclad warship emerged that would still be recognizable and useful military weapons today, particularly in limited conflicts. In the 19th century warship propulsion changed from sail power to fossil fuel -powered steam engines.
The bayonet is used as both knife and, when attached to a rifle, a polearm. Since the midth century North American French-Indian war through the beginning of the 20th century, human-powered weapons were reduced from the primary weaponry of the battlefield yielding to gunpowder-based weaponry.
Sometimes referred to as the "Age of Rifles",  this period was characterized by the development of firearms for infantry and cannons for support, as well as the beginnings of mechanized weapons such as the machine gun. Of particular note, Howitzers were able to destroy masonry fortresses and other fortifications, and this single invention caused a Revolution in Military Affairs RMAestablishing tactics and doctrine that are still in use today.
See Technology during World War I for a detailed discussion. Late modern[ edit ] The Vickers was the successor to the Maxim gun and remained in British military service for 79 consecutive years. An important feature of industrial age warfare was technological escalation — innovations were rapidly matched through replication or countered by another innovation.
The technological escalation during World War I WW I was profound, including the wide introduction of aircraft into warfareand naval warfare with the introduction of aircraft carriers.
World War I marked the entry of fully industrialized warfare as well as weapons of mass destruction e. Above all, it promised to the military commanders the independence from the horse and the resurgence in maneuver warfare through extensive use of motor vehicles.Start studying OPNAVINST C Department of navy physical security instruction for sensitive conventional arms, ammunition, explosives (AA&E);.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Start studying DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PHYSICAL SECURITY INSTRUCTION FOR SENSITIVE CONVENTIONAL ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND EXPLOSIVES (AA&E) Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
physical security of privately owned arms, ammunition, and explosives Summary. This regulation establishes policies and procedures for the registration, storage, temporarily securing of weapons in .
number inventory of arms, ammunition, and explosives, privately owned firearms, and sensitive items (night vision devices). Command Policy Memorandum #5- Physical Security 6 (8) Ensure all racks and containers are locked with authorized padlocks. (memorandum) for storage of any ammunition in the arms room or arms storage .
Army Regulation – Military Police The Army Physical Security Program Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 30 September conventional arms, ammunition, and explosives (aa&e) Ref: (a) DOD M, "Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives".