Modernized gun control

National Arms Register and XWaffe

Contact

Berlin
Brussels
Delhi
Hamburg
Cologne
Mainz
Munich
Berlin

Köpenicker Straße 9
10997 Berlin

+49 30 97006 0
Europa

Square Ambiorix 10
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium

+32 2 880 06 14
India

7th Floor, 5A, Epitome Building
​DLF Cyber City, Phase III
Gurugram – 122 002, Haryana

+91 124-6483500
Hamburg

Poststraße 33
20354 Hamburg

+49 40 35085 171
Köln

Spiesergasse 20
50670 Cologne

+49 221 474421 80
Mainz

Weißliliengasse 5
55116 Mainz

+49 6131 55392 0
Munich

Sonnenstraße 10
80331 München
Germany

+49 89 8904471 0

A central database for the acquisition and possession of firearms is an important contribution to law enforcement and the fight against crime. In dangerous situations, the police can find out in just a few minutes via the National Arms Register (NWR) whether suspects are in possession of a registered firearm. This has been made possible by XÖV standard XWaffe, which was developed and introduced by our operability experts in cooperation with federal and state governments. The NWR is a prime example of successful IT project management – two years before the start date set by the EU Weapons Directive, Germany had a central electronic National Arms Register.

Client Benefits

  • The XÖV-conformant XWaffe communication standard is the primary foundation upon which data delivery is based for digital arms registries from around 550 German weapons authorities
  • Smooth communication between the IT systems of the weapons authorities and the registry database in the Federal Office of Administration
  • A high quality, reliable common database for all legitimate public authorities
  • Compliance checks simplify the modernization of IT systems in public authorities and the adaptation of local arms management systems.

Technology