UNROCA original report

United Kingdom 2009


Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Exports

Category(I-VII) Final importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks Australia 2 Chieftain
I. Battle tanks Belgium 1 M3A1 Stuart
I. Battle tanks Netherlands 1 M3A1 Stuart
I. Battle tanks New Zealand 1 Abbot
I. Battle tanks Russian Federation 1 M3A1 Stuart
I. Battle tanks Switzerland 1 M3A1 Stuart
I. Battle tanks United States 1 T-72
II. Armoured combat vehicles Czech Rep. 2 Ferret
II. Armoured combat vehicles Czech Rep. 1 Saracen
II. Armoured combat vehicles Czech Rep. 1 Patria M8
II. Armoured combat vehicles Finland 1 Greyhound
II. Armoured combat vehicles France 2 Ferret
II. Armoured combat vehicles Germany 1 OT-90
II. Armoured combat vehicles Ireland 1 Fox CVR(W)
II. Armoured combat vehicles Jordan 1 Sabre
II. Armoured combat vehicles Thailand 1 CVR(T)
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 2 Humber Ferret
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Australia 1 Hawker Fury
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Belgium 1 C-130
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Canada 4 Hawker
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Canada 1 Hunter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Denmark 2 C-130
IV. (a) Combat aircraft India 1 Hawk
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Saudi Arabia 8 Typhoon
IV. (a) Combat aircraft South Africa 2 T55 Vampire
IV. (a) Combat aircraft South Africa 1 FB6 Vampire
IV. (a) Combat aircraft United States 1 P-39
IV. (a) Combat aircraft United States 1 Aircobra
IV. (a) Combat aircraft United States 1 Supermarine Spitfire
V. Attack helicopters Cameroon 2 Westland
V. Attack helicopters Denmark 6 Gazelle
V. Attack helicopters Ghana 1 EH101 Westland Wessex
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Liberia 9 Carl Gustav
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Malaysia 31 Seawolf
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Saudi Arabia 20
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Singapore 24 Rapier
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Sweden 4800 Missiles exported to Sweden are for disposal
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Sweden 150 Missiles exported to Sweden are for disposal
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Sweden 407 Missiles exported to Sweden are for disposal

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Imports

Category(I-VII) Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
II. Armoured combat vehicles Italy 115 Panther Cmd/Liaison Vehicle
II. Armoured combat vehicles Sweden 32 Viking front car
II. Armoured combat vehicles Sweden 20 Viking rear car (TCV)
II. Armoured combat vehicles Sweden 9 Viking rear car (RRV)
II. Armoured combat vehicles Sweden 5 Viking rear car (CV)
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers United States 34

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Military holdings

Category(I-VII) Number of Items Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks 345 Challenger 2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 117 Viking Front car
II. Armoured combat vehicles 75 Viking TCV variant 6 fitted with ambulance
II. Armoured combat vehicles 14 Viking RRV Rear
II. Armoured combat vehicles 31 Viking CV Rear 2 fitted with ambulance
II. Armoured combat vehicles 1430 FV 430 Series
II. Armoured combat vehicles 322 CVR(T) Scimitar
II. Armoured combat vehicles 478 CVR(T) Spartan
II. Armoured combat vehicles 203 CVR(T) Sultan
II. Armoured combat vehicles 35 CVR(T) Sturgeon
II. Armoured combat vehicles 32 CVR(T) Salamander
II. Armoured combat vehicles 147 Saxon
II. Armoured combat vehicles 793 Warrior
II. Armoured combat vehicles 352 Panther
III. Large calibre artillery systems 126 105mm Lt Gun
III. Large calibre artillery systems 145 AS90 SP Howitzer
III. Large calibre artillery systems 36 MLTR Launchers
III. Large calibre artillery systems 4 MLRS RRV
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 68 Harrier GR7/9
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 137 Tornado GR4
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 53 Tornado F3
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 11 Nimrod MR2
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 2 Nimrod R1
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 7 Sentry
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 62 Typhoon
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 1 Reaper
V. Attack helicopters 39 Gazelle
V. Attack helicopters 64 Lynx AH7
V. Attack helicopters 22 Lynx AH9
V. Attack helicopters 67 Apache AH1
V. Attack helicopters 37 Sea King HC4
V. Attack helicopters 5 Sea King HAS 6 (CR)
V. Attack helicopters 43 Puma HC1 The 43 quoted last year included 9 Puma helicopters (currently held on category IV and category V) that are unlikely to be restored to HC1 standard.
V. Attack helicopters 34 Merlin HC3/3A
V. Attack helicopters 28 Chinook HC2/2a
V. Attack helicopters 38 Chinook HC3
V. Attack helicopters 8 Lynx Mk3
V. Attack helicopters 27 Lynx Mk8
V. Attack helicopters 42 Merlin Mk1
V. Attack helicopters 13 Sea King Mk7
VI. Warships 11 Submarines HMS Trafalgar was removed from service in December 2009
VI. Warships 2 Aircraft carriers HMS Invincible has been held in a state of very low readiness since 2005 prior to final withdrawal from service in 2010, and is not counted here.
VI. Warships 25 Frigates/destroyers Two type-45 destroyers were delivered to the Ministry of Defence but are not yet in active service with the Royal Navy.
VI. Warships 3 Amphibious ships
VI. Warships 5 Survey vessels
VI. Warships 4 Offshore patrol vessels
VI. Warships 1 Aviation training ship
VI. Warships 1 Repair and maintenance ship
VI. Warships 14 Tanker/replenishment ship
VI. Warships 16 Mine countermeasures vessels (MCMV) The correct number of 16 should also be read in last year’s return.
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers 5893 Total

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Procurement through national production

Category(I-VII) Number of Items Description of Items Comments on the transfer
II. Armoured combat vehicles 24 Viking Mk2 (22xTCV & 2xCV)
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers 191 Dual-mode Seeker Brimstone
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers 260 HVM Starstreak missiles

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Small Arms Exports

Category Final Importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Afghanistan 16 Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Afghanistan 323 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Australia 1 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Australia 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Austria 4 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Austria 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bahrain 3 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Barbados 3 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Belgium 2 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Belgium 3 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Brazil 22 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bulgaria 1 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bulgaria 4 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Canada 8 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Canada 4 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Croatia 5 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols France 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Ireland 2 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 15 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 1 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Jordan 5 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Jordan 10 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Kenya 7 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Kuwait 4 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Lesotho 50 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Malta 7 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Malta 5 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Morocco 11 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols New Zealand 24 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols New Zealand 7 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols New Zealand 2 Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Norway 13 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Norway 1 Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Oman 196 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Oman 1 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Pakistan 6 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Poland 5 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Qatar 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Serbia 1 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Seychelles 24 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Spain 10 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Spain 11 Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Switzerland 6 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Switzerland 9 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Switzerland 1 Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Trinidad and Tobago 35 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Arab Emirates 28 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Arab Emirates 1 Sporting Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 591 Semi-Automatic Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 41 Revolver
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols San Marino 2 Pistol
2. Rifles and carbines Afghanistan 16 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Antigua and Barbuda 4 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Argentina 27 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 3 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 104 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 29 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 23 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 124 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 1 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 7 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 5 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 3 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bahrain 9 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Bahrain 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bahrain 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Barbados 2 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Barbados 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 17 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 18 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Botswana 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Brazil 3 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Brazil 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bulgaria 3 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Bulgaria 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 12203 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 22 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 72 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 79 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Cyprus 75 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 1 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 7 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Denmark 17 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Denmark 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Denmark 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Djibouti 8 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 2 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 21 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines France 1 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines France 13 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines France 15 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines France 13 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 27 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 27 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 4 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 5 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ghana 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Ghana 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Greece 11 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Greece 11 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Greece 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Hungary 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Iceland 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Iceland 3 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Iceland 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Iraq 6 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Iraq 6 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ireland 14 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Ireland 22 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ireland 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 4 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 85 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 129 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 5 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 34 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 34 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Jordan 16 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Kazakhstan 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Kazakhstan 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Kazakhstan 9 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Kenya 2 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Kenya 3 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Rep. of Korea 11 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Latvia 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Lebanon 4 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Lebanon 10 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Libya 4 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Lithuania 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Malaysia 7 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Malta 3 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Mexico 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Rep. of Moldova 3 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Morocco 4 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Nepal 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 2 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 3 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 33 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 20 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 78 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 91 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 8 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 10 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 3 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 4 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 185 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 15 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 8 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Oman 2 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Oman 3 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Pakistan 14 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Philippines 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 3 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 3 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 15 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Portugal 8 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Portugal 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Portugal 15 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Qatar 6 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Romania 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Russian Federation 83 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Russian Federation 14 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Russian Federation 10 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Saudi Arabia 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Saudi Arabia 25 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 2 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 21 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 114 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 30 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Singapore 17 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Slovakia 6 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 66 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 64 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 1 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 54 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 13 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 43 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 23 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Sweden 16 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 9 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 11 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 15 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United Rep. of Tanzania 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines United Rep. of Tanzania 17 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Thailand 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Thailand 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Thailand 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Trinidad and Tobago 2 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Trinidad and Tobago 13 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Turkey 135 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Turkey 5 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 2 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 71 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 38 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 44 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 61 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United States 1 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines United States 21226 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines United States 74 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines United States 45 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United States 7057 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 2 Combination rifle shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 21 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 73 Sporting rifle
3. Sub-machine guns Bahrain 52
3. Sub-machine guns Belgium 3
3. Sub-machine guns Brazil 3
3. Sub-machine guns Canada 97
3. Sub-machine guns Chile 2
3. Sub-machine guns Indonesia 61
3. Sub-machine guns Jordan 16
3. Sub-machine guns Rep. of Korea 48
3. Sub-machine guns Kuwait 330
3. Sub-machine guns Malta 35
3. Sub-machine guns Netherlands 1
3. Sub-machine guns New Zealand 52
3. Sub-machine guns Oman 5
3. Sub-machine guns Poland 1
3. Sub-machine guns Qatar 102
3. Sub-machine guns South Africa 64
3. Sub-machine guns Spain 30
3. Sub-machine guns Switzerland 3
3. Sub-machine guns United Arab Emirates 108
3. Sub-machine guns United States 1
4. Assault rifles Afghanistan 2555
4. Assault rifles Australia 250
4. Assault rifles Bahrain 102
4. Assault rifles Belgium 14
4. Assault rifles Brazil 2
4. Assault rifles Bulgaria 5
4. Assault rifles Canada 1202
4. Assault rifles Chile 2
4. Assault rifles Croatia 2
4. Assault rifles France 143
4. Assault rifles Germany 2
4. Assault rifles Indonesia 122
4. Assault rifles Iraq 290
4. Assault rifles Italy 3
4. Assault rifles Jordan 775
4. Assault rifles Rep. of Korea 85
4. Assault rifles Lesotho 300
4. Assault rifles Malta 3
4. Assault rifles Netherlands 28
4. Assault rifles New Zealand 75
4. Assault rifles Oman 1
4. Assault rifles Poland 2
4. Assault rifles Serbia 5
4. Assault rifles Seychelles 18
4. Assault rifles South Africa 18
4. Assault rifles Spain 19
4. Assault rifles Switzerland 3
4. Assault rifles Trinidad and Tobago 2
4. Assault rifles Turkey 1
4. Assault rifles United Arab Emirates 6
4. Assault rifles Uruguay 220
4. Assault rifles United States 7600

Light Weapons Exports

Category Final Importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Heavy machine guns Afghanistan 359 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Belgium 16 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Bulgaria 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Egypt 2 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns France 1 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Iraq 120 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Jordan 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Kuwait 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Kuwait 1 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Lesotho 13 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Lesotho 6 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Malta 10 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns New Zealand 65 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Pakistan 2 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Philippines 6 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Poland 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Poland 1 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Saudi Arabia 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Serbia 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Seychelles 8 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns South Africa 6 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Spain 10 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Spain 2 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Switzerland 1 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Switzerland 1 Heavy machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns United Arab Emirates 34
1. Heavy machine guns Uruguay 26 General-purpose machine guns

Small Arms Imports

Light Weapons Import

National criterion to determine when a transfer takes effect

No criterion submitted

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