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U.S. Register of Conventional Arms 2007


July 14, 2008

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Standardized form for reporting international transfers of conventional arms (exports)a

EXPORTS
Report of international conventional arms transfers (according to United Nations General Assembly resolutions 46/36 L and 58/54)

 

Reporting country:   United States of America
National point of contact:   Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
    Phone: 1-202-647-0397 Fax: 1-202-647-4232 E-Mail: UNRegister@state.gov
    (Organization, Division/Section, telephone, fax, e-mail) (FOR GOVERNMENTAL USE ONLY)
Calendar year:   2007

 

A B C Db Eb Remarksc
Category (I-VII) Final Importer State(s) Number of Items State of Origin (if not Exporter) Intermediate Location (if any) Description of Item Comments on the Transfer
I. Battle Tanks Egypt 139     M1A1  
II. Armored Combat Vehicles Iraq 48     M113A2 APC  
    Israel 3     M577A2 Command Carrier  
    Morocco 1     M113A2 APC  
III. Large-calibre artillery systems Egypt 161     M109A5 SP Howitzer  
    Iraq 4     M252 81mm Mortar  
    Israel 18     120mm Recoiling Mortar System  
      20     M1064A3 Mortar Vehicle  
    Pakistan 115     M109A5 SP Howitzer  
IV. Combat Aircraft Chile 2     F-16C  
    Israel 18     F-16D  
    Poland 17     F-16C  
    Rep. of Korea 9     F-15K  
V. Attack Helicopters Bahrain 3     AH-1F  
    Greece 12     AH-64D  
    Jamaica 2     AH-64DJP Helicopter Kit  
    Japan 1     AH-64D Helicopter Kit  
    Kuwait 16     AH-64D Helicopter  
VI. Warships Egypt 2     Mine Countermeasures Ship (MCM)  
    Greece 2     Mine Countermeasures Ship (MCM)  
    India 1     Amphibious Trans Dock (LPD)  
    Turkey 1     Guided Missile Frigate (FFG)  
VII. Missile and Missile Launchers            
  a) Australia 2        
    Canada 7     ESSM Telemetered Missile  
      15     ESSM Tactical Missile  
      7     ESSM TAC/TLM Missile  
    Chile 12     Launcher LAU-11AV3A  
      14     AGM-65 F/G Maverick Missile  
    Israel 89     LAU-129 Launcher  
    Japan 50        
    Jordan 12     LAU-129 A/A Launcher  
    Malaysia 2     AGM/RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon Missile  
    Netherlands 14     Standard Missile  
    Pakistan 40     AGM/RGM/UGM-84 Harpoon Missile  
    Poland 36     LAU-129 A/A Launcher  
      360     AGM-65 F/G Maverick Missile  
    Rep. of Korea 47     AGM-84 K SLAM-ER Missile  
      18     AGM/RGM/UG<-84 Harpoon Missile  
    Spain 29     Standard Missile  
    UAE 14     AGM-65 D Maverick Missile  
    United Kingdom 40     AGM-65 D Maverick Missile  

National criteria on transfers: (iii) Transfer of Title.
a b c d See explanatory notes.
The nature of information provided should be indicated in accordance with explanatory notes e and f.

Notes: (1) Additional information on transfers involving the U.S. can be found at http://www.state.gov/t/isn/unreg/.
(2) No data is included on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This omission is done without prejudice to the issue of whether or not they are captured under the existing categories.

Standardized form for reporting international transfers of conventional arms (imports)a

IMPORTS
Report of international conventional arms transfers (according to United Nations General Assembly resolutions 46/36 L and 58/54)

 

Reporting country:   United States of America
National point of contact:   Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
    Phone: 1-202-647-0397 Fax: 1-202-647-4232 E-Mail: UNRegister@state.gov
    (Organization, Division/Section, telephone, fax, e-mail) (FOR GOVERNMENTAL USE ONLY)
Calendar year:   2007

 

A B C Db Eb Remarksc
Category (I-VII) Exporter State(s) Number of Items State of Origin (if not Exporter) Intermediate Location (if any) Description of Item Comments on the Transfer
I. Battle Tanks            
II. Armored Combat Vehicles United Kingdom 4     Spartan APC Demilitarized for private sector use as display item.
      2     Sultan CVRT Demilitarized for private sector use as display item.
      5     OT90 APC Demilitarized for private sector use as display item.
      4     FV 432 MK 2 APC Demilitarized for private sector use as display item.
      2     Ferret Scout Car Demilitarized for private sector use as display item.
III. Large-calibre artillery systems            
IV. Combat Aircraft United Kingdom 1     P-51D Mustang Demilitarized for private sector use.
V. Attack Helicopters            
VI. Warships            
VII. Missile and Missile Launchers            
  a)            
  b)            

National criteria on transfers: iii) Transfer of Title.
a b c d See explanatory notes.
The nature of information provided should be indicated in accordance with explanatory notes e and f.

Notes: (1) Additional information on transfers involving the U.S. can be found at http://www.state.gov/t/isn/unreg/.
(2) No data is included on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This omission is done without prejudice to the issue of whether or not they are captured under the existing categories.

Explanatory Notes

(a) Member States that do not have anything to report should file a "nil report" clearly stating that no exports or imports have taken place in any of the categories during the reporting period.

(b) International arms transfers involve, in addition to the physical movement of equipment into or from national territory, the transfer of title to and control over the equipment. Member States are invited to provide with their return a concise explanation of national criteria used to determine when an arms transfer becomes effective. (See paragraph 42 of the annex to document A/49/316.)

(c) In the "Remarks" column Member States may wish to describe the item transferred by entering the designation, type, model or any other information considered relevant. Member States may also wish to use the "Remarks" column to explain or clarify aspects relevant to the transfer.

(d) Multiple-launch rocket systems are covered by the definition of category III. Rockets qualifying for registration are covered under category VII. MANPADS should be reported if the MANPAD system is supplied as a complete unit, i.e. the missile and launcher/Grip Stock form an integral unit. In addition, individual launching mechanisms or grip-stocks should also be reported. Individual missiles, not supplied with a launching mechanism or grip stock need not be reported.

 

(e) Check any of the following provided as part of your submission: Check

(i) Annual report on exports of arms X_

(ii) Annual report on imports of arms X_

(iii) Available background information on military holdings X_

(iv) Available background information on procurement through national production X_

(v) Available background information on relevant policies and/or national legislation X_

(vi) Other (please describe) __

(f) When reporting transfers, which of the following criteria, drawn from paragraph 42 of the annex to document A/49/316, were used:

(i) Departure of equipment from the exporter's territory __

(ii) Arrival of equipment in the importer's territory __

(iii) Transfer of title X_

(iv) Transfer of control __

(v) Others (please provide brief description below) __

Categories of equipment and their definitions

I. Battle tanks

Tracked or wheeled self-propelled armoured fighting vehicles with high cross-country mobility and a high-level of self-protection, weighing at least 16.5 metric tons unladen weight, with a high muzzle velocity direct fire main gun of at least 75 millimetres calibre.

II. Armoured combat vehicles

Tracked, semi-tracked or wheeled self-propelled vehicles, with armoured protection and cross-country capability, either: (a) designed and equipped to transport a squad of four or more infantrymen, or (b) armed with an integral or organic weapon of at least 12.5 millimetres calibre or a missile launcher.

III. Large-calibre artillery systems

Guns, howitzers, artillery pieces, combining the characteristics of a gun or a howitzer, mortars or multiple-launch rocket systems, capable of engaging surface targets by delivering primarily indirect fire, with a calibre of 75 millimetres and above.

IV. Combat aircraft

Fixed-wing or variable-geometry wing aircraft designed, equipped or modified to engage targets by employing guided missiles, unguided rockets, bombs, guns, cannons or other weapons of destruction, including versions of these aircraft which perform specialized electronic warfare, suppression of air defence or reconnaissance missions. The term “combat aircraft” does not include primary trainer aircraft, unless designed, equipped or modified as described above.

V. Attack helicopters

Rotary-wing aircraft designed, equipped or modified to engage targets by employing guided or unguided anti-armour, air-to-surface, air-to-subsurface, or air-to-air weapons and equipped with an integrated fire control and aiming system for these weapons, including versions of these aircraft which perform specialized reconnaissance or electronic warfare missions.

VI. Warships

Vessels or submarines armed and equipped for military use with a standard displacement of 750 metric tons or above, and those with a standard displacement of less than 750 metric tons, equipped for launching missiles with a range of at least 25 kilometres or torpedoes with similar range.

VII. Missiles and missile launchers

(a) Guided or unguided rockets, ballistic or cruise missiles capable of delivering a warhead or weapon of destruction to a range of at least 25 kilometres, and means designed or modified specifically for launching such missiles or rockets, if not covered by categories I through VI. For the purpose of the Register, this sub-category includes remotely piloted vehicles with the characteristics for missiles as defined above but does not include ground-to-air missiles.

(b) Man-Portable Air-Defence Systems (MANPADS).

Attachment B

AVAILABLE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON MILITARY HOLDINGS AND PROCUREMENT THROUGH NATIONAL PRODUCTION

The following information is for the United States of America in calendar year 2006 and is in terms of the same categories as used for Exports and Imports.

CATEGORY Military Holdings Procurement Through National Production
I. Battle Tanks 6,330 0
II. Armoured Combat Vehicles 20,448 858
III. Large Caliber Artillery Systems 6,590 514
IV. Combat Aircraft 3,946 59
V. Attack Helicopter 1,748 5
VI. Warship 279 6
VII. Missiles and Launchers 126,632 1,479

Attachment C

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 46/36 L (paragraphs 10 and 18), 47/52 L (paragraph 5), and 49/75 C (paragraph 4) invite all Member States to provide background information on relevant policies, national arms import and export procedures, both as regards arms transfers and prevention of illicit arms transfers.

Accordingly, previous U.S. submissions contained such information, which continues to be relevant.

The U.S. considers that its transfers of military equipment occur at the time ownership title for the equipment is transferred between the U.S. and another country. The 2008 submission therefore includes equipment whose title was transferred during the 2007 calendar year.

The national point of contact for information related to the UN Register of Conventional Arms is the Office of Conventional Arms Threat Reduction, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State. The phone number for this office is 1-202-647-0397, the fax number is 1-202-4232, and the E-mail address is UNRegister@state.gov.



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