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Tuesday, 9 March 2010
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Senator Ludlam asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 2 February 2010:

(1)   For the 2008-09 financial year, what were the ‘top 200’ defence export approvals by value.

(2)   Which companies were involved in each of these contracts.

(3)   To which countries did each of these approvals refer.

(4)   What was the nature of the equipment involved in each contract.


Senator Faulkner (Minister for Defence) —The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

(1) (2)   , (3) and (4) The ‘top 200’ defence export approvals by value, including country and nature of equipment, are listed below. The list reflects the export approvals, and the values provided are in accordance with information supplied to Defence by applicants. Authoritative information on actual export transactions would need to be obtained from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Some duplicate entries may be the result of a company applying to renew a six month permit within the year. Consistent with responses to previous questions of this type, the names of the companies have not been released due to the Commercial-in-Confidence nature of the information.

Nature of Goods

Destination

Value (AUD)

Military Vehicles

Thailand

$137,000,000

Military Vessels

New Zealand

$95,000,000

Military Aircraft

U.S.A.

$77,425,902

Chemicals

Ghana

$74,532,909

Military Specialised Equipment

India

$30,000,000

Military Vehicles

Canada

$29,750,000

Military Vehicles

U.S.A.

$29,750,000

Military Aircraft

U.S.A.

$29,577,600

Military Fire Control Systems

Singapore

$28,700,000

Chemicals

Mali

$25,450,000

Military Vehicles

U.S.A.

$25,000,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$23,240,250

Military Body Armour

Israel

$21,000,000

Military Body Armour

Israel

$21,000,000

Military Vessels

Singapore

$17,074,868

Chemicals

Mali

$16,850,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$16,547,693

Chemicals

Peru

$15,934,763

Military Vessels

Trinidad

$14,460,500

Chemicals

Chile

$14,000,000

Chemicals

Peru

$12,624,514

Chemicals

Peru

$11,549,860

Chemicals

Ghana

$10,406,570

Military Software

Sweden

$10,000,000

Chemicals

Guinea

$9,639,480

Chemicals

Peru

$9,180,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$8,840,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$8,840,000

Military Aircraft

U.S.A.

$8,792,585

Chemicals

Peru

$8,781,472

Chemicals

Guinea

$8,684,210

Chemicals

Mali

$8,520,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$8,338,828

Chemicals

Mali

$7,510,000

Military Body Armour

Israel

$7,500,000

Technology

Malaysia

$6,850,000

Chemicals

Guinea

$6,810,000

Chemicals

Argentina

$6,500,000

Chemicals

Peru

$6,475,000

Chemicals

Guinea

$6,464,621

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$6,144,575

Chemicals

Namibia

$6,124,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$5,607,695

Chemicals

Mali

$5,600,000

Chemicals

Peru

$5,591,760

Chemicals

Mali

$5,580,000

Chemicals

Namibia

$5,500,000

Military Vessels

Trinidad

$5,461,500

Chemicals

Mauritania

$5,125,000

Military Ammunition

United Kingdom

$5,000,000

Military Technology

U.S.A.

$5,000,000

Military Technology

U.S.A.

$5,000,000

Military Vehicles

Afghanistan

$5,000,000

Military Vehicles

Netherlands

$5,000,000

Military Vehicles

United Kingdom

$5,000,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$5,000,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$5,000,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$5,000,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$5,000,000

Chemicals

Peru

$4,925,367

Chemicals

Peru

$4,925,363

Chemicals

New Zealand

$4,666,394

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$4,633,200

Chemicals

Botswana

$4,493,914

Military Vessels

Philippines

$4,404,375

Chemicals

Ghana

$4,304,899

Chemicals

Peru

$4,157,161

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$4,125,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$4,050,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$4,000,000

Military Vessels

New Zealand

$4,000,000

Chemicals

Laos

$3,962,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$3,927,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$3,879,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$3,861,267

Chemicals

Botswana

$3,794,643

Chemicals

Laos

$3,780,000

Chemicals

Namibia

$3,770,000

Chemicals

Indonesia

$3,600,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$3,598,315

Cryptography

Angola

$3,500,000

Military Vehicles

Afghanistan

$3,500,000

Military Vehicles

Netherlands

$3,500,000

Chemicals

Peru

$3,400,000

Chemicals

Saudi Arabia

$3,392,400

Chemicals

Ghana

$3,360,000

Cryptography

Afghanistan

$3,285,000

Military Weaponry Accessories

New Zealand

$3,273,600

Military Weaponry Accessories

Papua New Guinea

$3,265,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$3,207,000

Chemicals

Mali

$3,200,000

Chemicals

Senegal

$3,200,000

Chemicals

Peru

$3,131,041

Chemicals

Peru

$3,099,744

Chemicals

Mauritania

$3,000,000

Military Electronic Equipment

U.S.A.

$3,000,000

Military Vessels

New Zealand

$2,918,003

Chemicals

Mauritania

$2,900,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$2,866,516

Chemicals

Ghana

$2,852,802

Chemicals

Mali

$2,850,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$2,823,000

Chemicals

Ghana

$2,813,533

Chemicals

Botswana

$2,800,000

Military Body Armour

Taiwan

$2,767,800

Chemicals

Senegal

$2,702,580

Chemicals

Peru

$2,695,288

Chemicals

Argentina

$2,661,120

Chemicals

Ghana

$2,500,000

Chemicals

South Africa

$2,500,000

Military Vessels

Japan

$2,500,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$2,500,000

Chemicals

Thailand

$2,262,582

Chemicals

Mali

$2,209,200

Chemicals

Indonesia

$2,180,500

Military Vessels

Kuwait

$2,129,000

Military Aircraft

Germany

$2,065,000

Cryptography

India

$2,060,140

Chemicals

Ghana

$2,049,720

Military Acoustic Systems

United Kingdom

$2,000,000

Chemicals

Senegal

$1,996,400

Chemicals

Laos

$1,967,000

Chemicals

Canada

$1,957,648

Chemicals

New Zealand

$1,944,000

Chemicals

Argentina

$1,941,144

Chemicals

Peru

$1,838,585

Chemicals

Ivory Coast

$1,827,784

Chemicals

South Africa

$1,814,000

Chemicals

South Africa

$1,814,000

Chemicals

Argentina

$1,800,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$1,735,000

Electronic Equipment

China

$1,700,000

Electronic Equipment

South Korea

$1,700,000

Chemicals

Indonesia

$1,694,310

Chemicals

Ghana

$1,692,500

Chemicals

Laos

$1,680,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$1,660,351

Chemicals

Peru

$1,655,661

Military Ammunition

Germany

$1,650,000

Cryptography

Afghanistan

$1,549,000

Military Electronic Equipment

United Kingdom

$1,508,589

Military Ammunition

Malaysia

$1,496,000

Chemicals

Ivory Coast

$1,444,997

Chemicals

New Zealand

$1,427,245

Chemicals

Argentina

$1,330,560

Chemicals

New Zealand

$1,330,560

Military Explosives

U.S.A.

$1,300,000

Chemicals

Argentina

$1,260,000

Chemicals

Burkina Faso

$1,203,696

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$1,200,000

Chemicals

Peru

$1,130,000

Chemicals

Peru

$1,069,769

Military Aircraft

U.S.A.

$1,064,147

Military Aircraft

U.S.A.

$1,064,147

Chemicals

New Zealand

$1,053,438

Chemicals

U.S.A.

$1,048,920

Military Electronic Equipment

U.S.A.

$1,039,173

Military Electronic Equipment

U.S.A.

$1,039,173

Military Surveillance/Tracking Systems

United Kingdom

$1,020,000

Military Technology

U.S.A.

$1,000,000

Military Technology

U.S.A.

$1,000,000

Military Vessels

Germany

$1,000,000

Military Vessels

U.S.A.

$1,000,000

Military Weaponry Accessories

Nauru

$1,000,000

Chemicals

New Zealand

$999,309

Cryptography

Angola

$998,375

Chemicals

Burkina Faso

$980,000

Cryptography

India

$977,083

Chemicals

Burkina Faso

$952,800

Chemicals

Burkina Faso

$952,800

Carbon Fibre Material

Thailand

$934,700

Body Armour

Turkey

$920,000

UAV’S

U.S.A.

$914,958

Cryptography

Papua New Guinea

$902,800

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$895,000

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$895,000

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$895,000

UAV’S

Singapore

$891,556

Chemicals

Mauritania

$844,320

Chemicals

Mauritania

$844,320

Chemicals

Thailand

$842,700

Chemicals

Thailand

$842,700

Image Intensifier Equipment

Taiwan

$828,757

Military Software

U.S.A.

$827,416

Military Aircraft

United Kingdom

$819,449

Cryptography

Angola

$802,314

Chemicals

Thailand

$770,555

Military Electronic Equipment

U.S.A.

$767,030

Chemicals

Burkina Faso

$750,000

Cryptography

India

$750,000

Chemicals

Mexico

$743,380

Military Electronic Equipment

U.S.A.

$718,256

Military Vessels

United Kingdom

$717,410

Chemicals

Papua New Guinea

$708,000

Cryptography

Hong Kong

$704,742

Military Tracking Systems

New Zealand

$703,329

Military Ammunition

United Kingdom

$646,366

Military Ammunition

U.S.A.

$646,196

Military Aircraft

United Kingdom

$636,661

Military Aircraft

U.S.A.

$636,661