latest UK Government arms sales to Israel hit record high

latestGovernment figures for arms exports to Israel and all countries

July -September 2016  Britain exported second highest quartley figure of £12,899,209 of direct arms to Israel including: accessories for military scenario simulation equipment; aerial target equipment; components for aerial target equipment, ballistic test equipment, combat helicopters, military aircraft , military communications equipment, surface-to-air missiles and drones; technology for equipment for the use of electronic warfare equipment.

Plus £295,891 of arms sales for Israel to re-export to Columbia, South Korea, USA, Singapore,India & Japan including components for air-to-air missiles and for electronic warfare equipment

April - June 2016 Britain exported a record £64,855,184 of direct arms to Israel  and £668,892 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

Jan - March 2016 Britain exported £3,192,168 of direct arms to Israel and £627,156 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

 

Oct- Dec 2015  Britain exported £3,692,353 of direct arms to Israel and £1,140,125 of arms sales for Israel to re-export to Colombia, Turkey and other countries.

July-Sept 2015 Britain exported £1,907,931 of direct arms to Israel including sniper rifles and electronic warfare equipment and £217,170 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

April - June 2015 Britain exported £9,407,047 of direct arms to Israel including assault rifles and £1,536,179 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

Jan-March 2015 Britain exported £1,352,343 of direct arms to Israel and £539,211 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

 

Oct-Dec 2014 Britain exported £2,477,592 of direct arms to Israel including aerial target equipment and drone equipment as well as £847,678 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

July-Sept 2014 Britain exported £230,553 of direct arms to Israel and £1,091,152 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

April-June 2014 Britain exported £1,013,800 of direct arms to Israel and £870,286 of arms sales for Israel to re-export

Jan-March 2014 Britain exported £1,628,336 of arms to Israel including ammunition, water cannons, parts for drones, combat helicopters, sniper rifles, targeting equipment and more.  In this period, a further £1,965,072 of arms sales for Israel to re-export to countries which included Columbia.

 

Campaign Against Arms Trade - UK approved £7m Israeli arms related sales in six months before Gaza conflict  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/exclusive-uk-approved-7m-israeli-arms-sales-in-six-months-before-gaza-conflict-9878280.html

 also see https://www.stoparmingisrael.org

2013

Oct - Dec 2013 Britain exported £2,400,248 of direct arms to Israel and £2,195,014 of arms sales for Israel to re-export
July - Sept 2013 Britain exported £1,185,593 of direct arms to Israel and £702,225 of arms sales for Israel to re-export
April - June 2013 Britain exported £2,176,523 of direct arms to Israel and £189,081 of arms sales for Israel to re-export
Jan - March 2013 Britain exported £512,288 of direct arms to Israel and £650,197 of arms sales for Israel to re-exportdirect arms sales to Israel were for:

all-wheel drive vehicles with ballistic protection
anti-riot/ballistic shields
armoured plate
ballistic equipment
bomb suits
military aero-engines
military communications equipment
military electronic equipment
military equipment for initiating explosives
military guidance/navigation equipment
military improvised explosive device decoying/detection/disposal/jamming equipment
military parametric technical databases
military support vehicles
munitions/ordnance detection/disposal equipment
small arms ammunition
targeting equipment
training small arms ammunition
unfinished products for military support aircraft
weapon night-sights
weapon sights

 

components for:

air-to-surface missiles
aircraft missile protection systems
all-wheel drive vehicles with ballistic protection
assault rifles
ballistic test equipment
body armour
combat aircraft
combat naval vessels
decoying/countermeasure equipment
electronic warfare equipment
military vehicle
naval vessel
military aero-engines
military airborne equipment
military combat vehicles
military communications equipment
military electronic equipment
military equipment for initiating explosives
military guidance/navigation equipment
military helicopters
military improvised explosive device decoying/detection/disposal/jamming equipment
military radars
military support aircraft
military support vehicles
military training aircraft
military aero-engines
military communications equipment
military electronic equipment
military equipment for initiating explosives
military guidance/navigation equipment
military improvised explosive device decoying/detection/disposal/jamming equipment
military parametric technical databases
military support vehicles
munitions/ordnance detection/disposal equipment
small arms ammunition submarines
surface-to-air missiles
targeting equipment
unmanned air vehicles

equipment for the use of:

decoying/countermeasure equipment
military aero-engines
military electronic equipment
military equipment for initiating explosives
military guidance/navigation equipment
weapon sights

software for:

attack alerting/warning equipment, for military aero-engines and for the use of military aero-engines

technology for:

air-to-surface missiles, military communications equipment, surface launched rockets, unmanned air vehicles, air-to-surface missiles and surface launched rockets

 

In 2012 Britain exported £4,119,718 of direct arms exports plus £13,747,760 of sales for Israel to re-export.

2012 direct arms sales to Israel were for:

aircraft military communications equipment
armoured plate
ballistic test equipment
body armour
combat naval vessels
components for aircraft missile protection systems
components for all-wheel drive vehicles with ballistic protection
components for assault rifles
components for attack alerting/warning equipment
components for body armour
components for combat naval vessels
components for decoying/countermeasure equipment
components for electronic countermeasure equipment
components for electronic warfare equipment
components for military aero-engines
components for military aircraft head-up/down displays
components for military communications equipment
components for military guidance/navigation equipment
components for military helicopters
components for military radars
components for munitions/ordnance detection/disposal equipment
components for naval communications equipment
components for NBC detection equipment
components for pistols
components for submarines
components for surface-to-air missiles
components for targeting equipment
decoying/countermeasure equipment
equipment for the production of military aero-engines
equipment for the use of military electronic equipment
equipment for the use of NBC detection equipment
general military vehicle components
general military vehicle components
general naval vessel components
military aero-engines
military cameras/photographic equipment
military communications equipment
military electronic equipment
military helmets
military radars
military support vehicles
military training equipment
NBC detection equipment
range finding equipment
small arms ammunition
software for ballistic test equipment
software for NBC detection equipment
software for the use of military aero-engines
technology for ballistic test equipment
technology for decoying/countermeasure equipment
technology for military electronic equipment
technology for military guidance/navigation equipment
technology for NBC detection equipment
weapon night sights
weapon sight mounts
weapon sights

October-December 2012  £1.04 million of direct arms exports plus £11.25 million of sales for Israel to re-export. 

July-Sept 2012 £341,805 of direct arms exports plus £440,197 of sales for Israel to re-export.  

April - June 2012 £2.47 million of direct arms exports plus £1.1 million of sales for Israel to re-export

Jan-Mar 2012 £271,000 of direct arms exports plus almost £1 million of sales for Israel to re-export

 

For 2011 £2,634,203 direct arms sales of:

armoured plate
blank/inert ammunition
components for aircraft missile protection systems 
components for combat naval vessels 
components for electronic warfare equipment 
components for military aero-engines 
components for military aircraft head-up/down displays 
components for military communications equipment 
components for military guidance/navigation equipment
components for military radars
components for military support aircraft 
components for military training aircraft
components for military training equipment
components for pistols
components for pyrotechnic signalling devices
components for submarines 
components for surface-to-air missiles
components for surface-to-surface missiles
components for targeting equipment 
components for unmanned air vehicles
components for weapon control equipment
components for weapon sights
decoying/countermeasure equipment
energetic materials additives
equipment for the development of military aero-engines
equipment for the production of military aero-engines
equipment for the production of military support aircraft 
equipment for the use of military aero-engines
equipment for the use of military equipment for initiating explosives
equipment for the use of NBC detection equipment
general military vehicle components 
general naval vessel components
goods treated for signature suppression for military use
launching/handling/control/support equipment for unmanned air vehicles 
military aero-engines
military communications equipment
military equipment for initiating explosives
military improvised explosive device decoying/detection/disposal/jamming equipment
military infrared/thermal imaging equipment
military radars
military support vehicles
munitions/ordnance detection/disposal equipment
NBC detection equipment
recognition/identification equipment
small arms ammunition
technology for unmanned air vehicles 
weapon sights

 

Oct-Dec 2011 £470,000 of direct arms exports plus £453,000 of sales for Israel to re-export

July-September 2011 show £594,000 of direct arms exports plus £605,000of sales for Israel to re-export; to Pakistan amongst others. 

April-June 2011 reveal £1million of direct arms exports plus £4.5million of sales for Israel to re-export.

January-March 2011 reveal £570,000 of direct arms exports plus £3.3million of sales for Israel to re-export.

last quarter of 2010 £361,000 include ammunition and equipment for using drones. We also exported nuclear grade graphite. High-purity graphite is used in the military project nuclear industry. A further £80,000 was sold for re-export to countries such as Colombia.

Israel remains one of the largest recipients of Britain's arms sales in the world.

July-September 2010 show arms sales to the apartheid state, of over £800,000 of direct arms sales with £450,000 of further sales which Israel re-exported to  Egypt, South Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, United States and other countries.  Our country also sold arms components to Germany and USA for re-export onto Israel.

Figures from April-June 2010  show a large increase in arms sales to the apartheid state, to over £2 million of direct arms sales with £770,000 of further sales which Israel re-exported to Colombia, the US and other countries.  

In January-March 2010   £400,000 direct arms sales and £1.7million further arms sales were made for Israel to 're-export'. 

In government figures for 2009, arms sales to Israel from Britain were £5.75million.

In 2008 over £26million of British arms exports went to Israel.

In 2007 our government granted export licences for £10.5million of British arms exports to Israel.

The export of arms to Israel continues to be criticised, with allegations that such equipment is used for internal repression and risks undermining regional stability.  This report examines the UK’s arms export policy with respect to Israel, the value of the military goods that the UK has exported over the last ten years and provides a comparison to the United States, which accounts for 94% of all arms exports to Israel, and the other EU Member States.


Latest reports covering export licensing decisions made by Her Majesty's Government :

BERR - some Quarterly figures Strategic Arms Exports can no longer be directly linked - you will need to access via the Strategic Arms exports website  and click on "published reports" to gain access, no need to login.

2009 annual BERR report on exports
 
BERR - Quarterly figures Strategic Arms Exports  October - December 2009 
Israel -Items on the Military List  £1,367,138 and £944,129 worth of exports for Israel to use as components they say are for their exports (known as Incorporation exports)
 
British military exports to Israel in 2009 were:
 
armoured plate
blank ammunition
components for airborne electronic warfare equipment
components for airborne targeting equipment
components for aircraft military communications equipment
components for aircraft radars (2 licences)
components for combat aircraft
components for electronic warfare equipment (3 licences)
components for ground based radars (5 licences)
components for helmet mounted display equipment (8 licences)
components for launching/control equipment for surface-to-air missiles
components for military aero-engines (3 licences)
components for military aircraft navigation equipment
components for military communications equipment (4 licences)
components for military communications equipment
components for military electronic equipment (2 licences)
components for military firing sets
components for military transport aircraft (2 licences)
components for naval communications equipment
components for naval radars (3 licences)
components for NBC filters
components for sniper rifles
components for submarines (3 licences)
components for training equipment for electronic warfare equipment (2 licences)
components for unmanned air vehicles (3 licences)
electronic warfare equipment (2 licences)
equipment for the production of military transport aircraft
equipment for the use of military communications equipment
equipment for the use of military communications equipment
equipment for the use of military infrared/thermal imaging equipment
general military vehicle components
general naval vessel components
ground vehicle military communications equipment
military aero-engines (2 licences)
military communications equipment (3 licences)
military communications equipment (2 licences)
military electronic equipment
military firing sets
naval electronic warfare equipment
pyrotechnic signalling devices
remote ground sensor systems
small arms ammunition
software for optimising equipment design
software for the use of military aero-engines
software for the use of military electronic equipment
software for the use of training equipment for electronic warfare equipment
technology for the production of anti-ship missiles
technology for the use of software for the use of military electronic equipment
test equipment for electronic warfare equipment
test equipment for recognition/identification equipment
unfinished products for air-to-surface missiles
 
BERR - Quarterly figures Strategic Arms Exports  July - September 2009 
Israel -Items on the Military List  £603,489 and £840,187 worth of exports for Israel to use as components they say are for their exports (known as Incorporation exports)
military exports to Israel in this quarter were:
 
Our country also exported military equipment to Germany and Trinidad & Tobago which was then re-exported to Israel.
 
BERR - Quarterly figures Strategic Arms Exports  April - June 2009 
Israel -Items on the Military List  £221,360 and £561,229 worth of exports for Israel to use as components they say are for their exports (known as Incorporation exports)
 
BERR - Quarterly figures Strategic Arms Exports  January - March 2009
Israel -Items on the Military List  just £60,422 but £1,151,612 worth of exports for Israel to use as components they say are for their exports (known as Incorporation exports)

 

BERR- Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Strategic Export Controls  Quarterly report  October – December 2008  Israel -Items on the Military List  £1,152,328 plus £2,836,772 worth of (Incorporation) exports for Israel to use as components for their exports

BERR - Strategic Export Controls Quarterly report July - September 2008  Israel -Items on the Military List £1,000,348 plus £366,971 worth of exports for Israel to use as components for their exports

BERR: quarterly report covers export licensing decisions made by Her Majesty's Government  April - June 2008: Israel - Items on the Military List £1,249,278 plus £755,924 worth of exports for Israel to use as components for their exports

BERR- Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform STRATEGIC EXPORT CONTROLS Quarterly Report January - March 2008 Israel - Items on the Military List £18,847,795 plus £455,371 worth of exports for Israel to use as components for their exports

 PREVIOUS YEARS' BRITISH ARMS EXPORTS TO ISRAEL:

2009 £5.75M of which £3.5M "incorporation"

2008 £26.7M of which £4.4M "incorporation"

2007 £10.5 million of which £3M "incorporation"
2006 £16.5 million
2005 £23.5 million
2004 £12 million of which £1.5M "incorporation"
2003 £11.5 million
2002 £10 million
2001 £22.5 million
2000 £12.5 million
1999 £11.5 million
1998 Not provided

 

 

21 April 2009 then Foreign Secretary David Miliband commented on reports that UK supplied equipment may have been used by the Israeli Defence Forces during the Gaza conflict in a written ministerial statement to Parliament on  READ THE STATEMENT

20.01.2009: Ken Purchase, MP for Wolverhampton NE tabledEarly Day Motion 519 - ARMS EXPORTS TO ISRAEL:  "That this House notes that the latest Strategic Export Controls Quarterly Report issued by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform shows arms exports to Israel in the first half of 2008 to be in excess of £20 million; and calls for a complete ban on all such sales to Israel until a permanent peace agreement is signed with the elected government of Palestine." Click here to see if your MP signed it.

13 January 2009 - International Affairs and Defence Section - Arms Exports to Israel Report.  The UK has no arms embargo on Israel and as such licences for the export of military goods are granted in accordance with the criteria set down in the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.

38,390 signed the petition: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to do everything in his power to impose an arms embargo on Israel in light of the recent Israeli offensive in the Gaza strip and to apply pressure on countries supplying Israel with arms that breach international agreements with the intention of restoring lasting peace to the region."

copy of letter sent from Wolverhampton TUC to Pat McFadden, Wolverhampton SE MP, then Minister for Employment Relations and Postal Affairs, BERR, House of Commons

re: arms exports to Israel & military attack on Gaza

Dear Pat,
Using the latest Strategic Export Controls Quarterly Reports from the Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform, it appears your Department granted licences for £7.5million arms exports to Israel In 2007. This has escalated to over £20million of arms exports to Israel in the first half of 2008.

Standard Individual Export Licences to Israel in 2008 include:
air guns
armoured plate
components for airborne electronic warfare equipment
components for aircraft military communications equipment
components for military infrared/thermal imaging equipment 
components for air defence systems
components for combat aircraft
components for electronic warfare equipment
components for military aircraft head-up displays 
components for helmet mounted display equipment
components for military communications equipment
components for military electronic equipment
components for NBC clothing
devices containing helium
image intensifier tubes
military aero-engines
nickel powders
nuclear grade graphite to name but a few

letter sent;

The military bombardment by the Israeli military of the population of Gaza led to over 1100 deaths, mainly civilian and including hundreds of children.

Wolverhampton, Bilston & District TUC urges you to:
• Press the government to end Israel's violations of international law and for them to lift the blockade and the open all Gaza's borders.
• Put whatever influence you can within your department and within the government to immediately end the granting of all licences for British military exports to Israel

Yours sincerely,

Nick Kelleher, Secretary.