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Thursday, 29 March 2007
Page: 163


Senator Allison asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 6 February 2007:

With reference to defence equipment exports as defined by the Defence and Strategic Goods List, for each of the top 200 export approvals:

(1)   What was the value?

(2)   What equipment was involved?

(3)   To what country or countries was the export made, or is planned to be made?

(4)   What organisation, company or government department was the planned recipient of the approved goods.

(5)   What assistance was provided for the sale by the department or Austrade?

(6)   What safeguards in the form of end user certificates were obtained?


Senator Ellison (Minister for Human Services) —The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   to (3)  The details of the top 200 export approvals during the period 1 July - 31 December 2006, by value, for defence goods that are included in Part 1 of the Defence and Strategic Goods List published under the Customs Act 1901, are provided below.

(4)   Consistent with responses to previous questions of this type, the names of recipient organisations have not been released due to the Commercial-in-Confidence nature of the information.

(5)   This information is not recorded with export control data.  Names of Australian companies are not passed to other agencies due to the Commercial-in-Confidence nature of the information.  The Defence Materiel Organisation provides export facilitation assistance to Australian companies that may wish to export defence goods.  Similarly, Austrade provides an export service, but this information is not shared with the Defence export control agency.

(6)   Each export application is considered on a case-by-case basis.  Safeguards may be sought in some cases after consideration and a risk assessment by Defence.  In some cases this may require end user certification, and in others delivery verification may also be required.  Checks may be conducted with foreign governments or Australian officials (in location) may be requested to verify the end user and/or the end use.

Nature of Goods

Destination

Value (AUD)

Military vehicles

Canada

47,000,000

Military vehicles

Canada

29,750,000

Military vehicles

Afghanistan

19,825,225

Military vehicles

Netherlands

19,825,225

Military pyrotechnics

Norway

16,000,000

Military armour & protective equipment

Israel

15,000,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

11,700,000

Military electronic equipment

United States

11,639,352

Minesweeping / detection equipment

India

11,500,000

Military vessels

Singapore

10,143,888

Military vessels

United States

8,000,000

Military underwater detection devices

United States

7,729,070

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

7,000,000

Military technology

Malaysia

6,850,000

Military firearms and/or components

South Korea

5,741,015

Military electronic equipment

Israel

5,000,000

Military technology

United States

5,000,000

Military underwater detection devices

United Kingdom

4,500,000

Fire control systems

Netherlands

4,292,874

Fire control systems

New Zealand

4,292,874

Imaging or countermeasure electronic equipment

United States

2,824,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

France

2,660,732

Military vehicles

Canada

2,550,000

Military underwater detection devices

United States

2,500,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Denmark

2,463,120

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

1,958,286

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

1,850,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Untied States

1,810,000

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

United States

1,750,000

Military vessels

Canada

1,599,980

Military underwater detection devices

United States

1,410,000

Military training equipment

United States

1,392,099

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

France

1,326,286

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Germany

1,067,058

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

1,002,964

Military technology

United States

1,000,000

Military technology

United States

1,000,000

Military vessels

United States

1,000,000

Military vessels

United States

1,000,000

Military underwater detection devices

Germany

1,000,000

Imaging or countermeasure electronic equipment

United States

956,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

New Zealand

950,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

950,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

France

882,720

Military ammunition

United Kingdom

819,636

Military vessels

New Zealand

774,830

Military vessels

United Kingdom

695,000

Fire control systems

Canada

650,421

Fire control systems

United Kingdom

650,421

Fire control systems

United States

650,421

Military electronic equipment

United States

631,834

Military firearms and/or components

United Kingdom

566,840

Military training equipment

Sweden

561,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Canada

550,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

550,000

Military training equipment

United States

548,690

Military training equipment

United States

531,666

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

510,000

Fire control systems

Norway

500,000

Military electronic equipment

United States

500,000

Military training equipment

United States

464,638

Military electronic equipment

United States

463,930

Military electronic equipment

United States

463,930

Military electronic equipment

United States

455,581

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

455,234

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Guam

417,670

Military ammunition

Switzerland

364,354

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

351,454

Military vessels

New Zealand

350,000

Military software

Portugal

350,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

345,177

Military training equipment

United Kingdom

344,102

Military vessels

United Kingdom

340,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

333,670

Military ammunition

Thailand

324,905

Military electronic equipment

Israel

305,129

Military electronic equipment

United States

303,000

Fire control systems

Sweden

290,135

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

284,570

Military electronic equipment

Israel

279,936

Military vessels

Israel

260,200

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

253,500

Military vehicles

Israel

250,000

Military electronic equipment

United States

250,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Canada

239,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

233,483

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

226,376

Fire control systems

United States

215,733

Military vessels

United States

214,274

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

212,635

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Canada

203,000

Military software

Canada

200,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

New Zealand

195,000

Imaging or countermeasure electronic equipment

Norway

190,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

179,929

Military electronic equipment

France

162,500

Commercial explosives or propellant

New Zealand

155,013

Military vessels

Israel

150,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

139,557

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

Sri Lanka

137,600

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

135,171

Military firearms and/or components

United States

133,000

Military underwater detection devices

United Kingdom

130,000

Fire control systems

United States

125,000

Fire control systems

United States

125,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

116,000

Commercial explosives or propellant

New Zealand

115,619

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

South Korea

113,440

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

110,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

110,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

110,000

Military training equipment

New Zealand

108,580

Imaging or countermeasure electronic equipment

United States

101,360

Military pyrotechnics

United Kingdom

100,800

Military electronic equipment

United States

100,726

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

100,000

Protective & decontamination equipment

United Kingdom

100,000

Military vessels

Germany

100,000

Military vehicles

United States

98,420

Military training equipment

Singapore

88,000

Military electronic equipment

United States

85,000

Military vehicles

Canada

84,344

Military vehicles

United States

84,344

Military electronic equipment

Israel

77,186

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Singapore

76,260

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Belgium

74,230

Military electronic equipment

United States

73,128

Fire control systems

United States

72,641

Military software

United States

68,000

Non-military firearms and/or components

South Korea

66,000

Military technology

Canada

65,000

Military vehicles

United States

65,000

Military electronic equipment

Israel

64,450

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

63,626

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

62,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

Turkey

58,413

Body armour

Singapore

58,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

56,627

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

55,904

Imaging or countermeasure electronic equipment

Canada

52,000

Military vessels

United States

50,000

Military software

Sweden

50,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

49,160

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

49,160

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

48,002

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

46,999

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

New Zealand

45,548

Non-military firearms and/or components

Italy

45,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

45,000

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Caledonia

43,150

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

42,600

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

42,500

Military electronic equipment

United States

42,240

Military vessels

United States

42,000

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Caledonia

41,604

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

41,375

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Zealand

41,175

Military firearms and/or components

United States

40,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

40,000

Fire control systems

South Africa

39,945

Commercial explosives or propellant

Philippines

39,690

Non-military firearms and/or components

Pakistan

38,000

Military training equipment

United Kingdom

36,842

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

35,455

Non-military firearms and/or components

New Zealand

35,339

Non-military firearms and/or components

South Africa

35,274

Military electronic equipment

United States

34,734

Military electronic equipment

Israel

33,159

Military electronic equipment

New Zealand

33,000

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United States

32,866

Non-military firearms and/or components

Germany

32,479

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

Hong Kong

32,205

Non-military firearms and/or components

Singapore

32,000

Non-military firearms and/or components

Singapore

31,100

Military training equipment

United Kingdom

30,400

Military electronic equipment

United States

30,000

Military vehicles

South Africa

30,000

Military vehicles

South Africa

30,000

Military vehicles

United Kingdom

30,000

Non-military firearms and/or components

United Kingdom

29,620

Non-military firearms and/or components

Cyprus

28,600

Non-military firearms and/or components

New Zealand

28,585

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

Thailand

28,400

Military vessels

United States

28,000

Non-military firearms and/or components

United States

27,000

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

United States

26,908

Non-military firearms and/or components

United Kingdom

26,625

Military vessels

United States

25,996

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Zealand

25,990

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Zealand

25,990

Military electronic equipment

Israel

25,000

Non-military firearms and/or components

United Kingdom

25,000

Non-military firearms and/or components

Pakistan

25,000

Commercial explosives or propellant

New Zealand

24,948

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Zealand

24,885

Non-military ammunition, projectiles

New Zealand

24,885

Military aircraft and/or parts & components

United Kingdom

24,500

Military vessels

United States

24,322

Military training equipment

United States

24,300

Military software

United States

23,200