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Germany. 2010 ‘Stockpile Management and Security.’ National Report of Germany on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 2.4.2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations. 22 February

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Stockpile Management and Security

Federal Armed Forces:

Within the Federal Armed Forces, a distinctive control system is in use, the periodicity of which may be summarized as follows:
(i) Guard and MP Units: 100% inventory check at each change of shift (ii) Combat units: Routine checks are carried out on a weekly basis
(iii) Depots and stockpile facilities: Routine checks are carried out every two weeks; additionally, non-periodical checks are carried out after any movement of any kind of SALW.

Periodical as well as challenge inspections carried out by higher command authorities further add to the reliability of the system. Detailed documentation is established on every control measure.

Federal and State Police Forces:

For SALW and the corresponding ammunition detailed records need to be kept. The head of the office concerned is responsible for a yearly check of all SALW concerning:
- Completeness
- Serviceability
- Security of storage

All SALW and their ammunition need to be checked at least once a year by a weapons technician concerning handling and usability. At every shift rotation at police stations, it is checked whether all service weapons are available.

Higher command authorities carry out periodical as well as challenge inspections. Detailed documentation is established on every control measure.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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