we've given Israelis
- UK Arms exports to Israel
The Mirror (UK)
10 July 2002
UK arms exports to Israel from 1997-2001 (from Strategic Export
Controls annual reports)
181 licences granted (60 under Tories to May 1
election), including aircraft engines, spares and components, shotgun
ammunition, missiles and launchers, military explosives, gun spares,
smoke pellets, tear gas.
309 licences granted, of which 88 were open ended, including combat
aircraft castings, optical target tracking, components for airborne
targeting system,ARMS: Anti-tank guns assault vehicles, body armour,
combat aircraft, command and control vehicles, flight simulator,
machine guns, light guns, light gun ammunition.
229 licences (39 were open ended), worth £11.5million, including:
air rifles, airborne surveillance systems, components for armoured
fighting vehicles, air to surface missiles, bombs, combat aircraft,
combat helicopters, heavy gun ammunition, missile control/launching
system, smoke canisters, and small arms ammunition, castings for
airborne targeting system, combat aircraft, infrared/thermal imaging
equipment, training aircraft, grenades and tanks.
209 licences (18 were open ended), worth £12.5million, including
anti-aircraft ammunition, anti-aircraft guns, components for anti-tank
missiles, components for armoured fighting vehicles, components
for combat aircraft, components for combat helicopters, components
for tanks, components for rifles, components for small calibre artillery
ammunition, equipment for anti-aircraft guns, rifles, small arms
299 licences (23 open-ended). Details released later this month.
2002: 59 licences.
EXPORT: JDAM vehicles
Major US arms exports to Israel include:
64 air-to-air missiles
50 F-16i fighter jets, £1bn; 480 Hellfire air-to-surface
5 B200 combat helicopters; 57 AMRAAM air to air missiles; 9 AH-64D
helicopters; 35 UH-60L helicopters
Nine new Boeing Apache AH-64Ds for army, £400m;
24 Sikorsky S-70A Black Hawk utility helicopters; 52 F-16i ground
attack fighters, £1.6bn; 50 Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets,
Rifle parts and 30,000 M-16 rifles; 102 M61 Gatling Guns for F-16i
fighters, £4m; 24 Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky, £170m;
228 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) guided vehicles, £3.5m.