UNROCA original report

United Kingdom 2012


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 1 Chieftain Deactivated
I. Battle tanks Czech Rep. 1 AMX13 Deactivated
I. Battle tanks France 1 T72 Deactivated
I. Battle tanks Greece 1 Centurion Museum display
I. Battle tanks Greece 1 AMX 13/90 Museum display
I. Battle tanks Jordan 1 Stuart M3 Museum display
I. Battle tanks United States 1 T54 Deactivated
II. Armoured combat vehicles Australia 4 FV432 Deactivated
II. Armoured combat vehicles Australia 1 FV433 Deactivated
II. Armoured combat vehicles Australia 1 CVR(T) Sabre Deactivated
II. Armoured combat vehicles Australia 2 Ferret
II. Armoured combat vehicles Australia 1 CVRT Alvis Museum display
II. Armoured combat vehicles Australia 1 Scimitar
II. Armoured combat vehicles Belgium 2 Redfin 1B
II. Armoured combat vehicles Canada 2 CVR(T) Sabre
II. Armoured combat vehicles Canada 2 CVR(T) Sabre Collector
II. Armoured combat vehicles Canada 1 Striker
II. Armoured combat vehicles Denmark 2 FV432 Deactivated
II. Armoured combat vehicles Djibouti 7 FV432
II. Armoured combat vehicles France 12 Saxon APC
II. Armoured combat vehicles Germany 1 Saxon
II. Armoured combat vehicles Germany 1 AFV432
II. Armoured combat vehicles Greece 1 AFV434
II. Armoured combat vehicles Greece 1 CVR(T) Sabre Museum display
II. Armoured combat vehicles Greece 1 FV438 Museum display
II. Armoured combat vehicles Ireland 1 CVR(T) Stormer No weapons
II. Armoured combat vehicles Jordan 1 OT-65 FUG Museum display
II. Armoured combat vehicles Libya 1 M36
II. Armoured combat vehicles Netherlands 2 Saxon Private collection
II. Armoured combat vehicles Netherlands 1 FV434
II. Armoured combat vehicles Poland 1 FV432 , CVR(T) Stormer
II. Armoured combat vehicles Singapore 1 Bronco MK111
II. Armoured combat vehicles Slovakia 1 FV432
II. Armoured combat vehicles United Rep. of Tanzania 1 Saxon Private collector
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 4 FV432
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 FV433
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 2 Ferret Deactivated
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 CVR(T)
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 CVR(W)
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 BTR-60
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 BRDM-2
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 MK1 432
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 GKN Mk2
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 Spartan APC
III. Large calibre artillery systems Australia 1 Russian 122 mm Howitzer Collector
III. Large calibre artillery systems Ireland 1 Nineteenth-century replica Timber Dwarf Proofed to fire blanks
III. Large calibre artillery systems New Zealand 1 6-inch breech-loading howitzer Proofed by London Proof House
III. Large calibre artillery systems Slovenia 1 Long Tom 152 mm artillery gun Deactivated
III. Large calibre artillery systems Switzerland 1 Russian 76 mm infantry gun Model M27 Deactivated
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Australia 1 Nakajima KI-43
IV. (a) Combat aircraft New Zealand 1 Hanriot H-D1 Vintage biplane
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Saudi Arabia 2 Tornado
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Spain 1 Sepecat Jaguar T4 airframe
V. Attack helicopters United States 1 Mi-24 hIND
VI. Warships Turkey 1 HMS Ark Royal Decommissioned

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Imports

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 320 CVR(T) Scimitar 289 MK1 + 31 MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 431 CVR(T) Spartan 413 MK1 + 18 MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 199 CVR(T) Sultan 195 MK1 + 4 MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 35 CVR(T) Sturgeon
II. Armoured combat vehicles 32 CVR(T) Salamander
II. Armoured combat vehicles 49 CVR(T) Samson 44 MK1 + 5 MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 49 CVR(T) Samaritan 47 MK1 and 2 MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 895 FV430 Series (Bulldog)
II. Armoured combat vehicles 396 Panther
II. Armoured combat vehicles 115 Viking Front Cab
II. Armoured combat vehicles 83 Viking TCV Rear
II. Armoured combat vehicles 31 Viking CV Rear
II. Armoured combat vehicles 14 Viking RRV Rear
II. Armoured combat vehicles 790 Warrior
II. Armoured combat vehicles 115 Warthog Front Cab
II. Armoured combat vehicles 115 Warthog Rear Cab
II. Armoured combat vehicles 451 Mastiffa
II. Armoured combat vehicles 177 Ridgebacka
II. Armoured combat vehicles 125 Wolfhounda
III. Large calibre artillery systems 89 AS90 155 mm SP howitzer
III. Large calibre artillery systems 122 105 mm light gun
III. Large calibre artillery systems 35 MLRS launchers
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 136 Tornado GR4
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 16 Tornado F3
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 105 Typhoon
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 5 Reaper UAV
V. Attack helicopters 66 Apache AH1
V. Attack helicopters 47 Lynx AH7
V. Attack helicopters 47 Lynx AH7
V. Attack helicopters 22 Lynx AH9/9A
V. Attack helicopters 13 Lynx MK3
V. Attack helicopters 33 Lynx MK8
V. Attack helicopters 42 Merlin MK1
V. Attack helicopters 13 Sea King (Mk 7)
VI. Warships 1 Aircraft carriers
VI. Warships 9 Submarines
VI. Warships 18 Frigates/destroyers
VI. Warships 3 Amphibious ships
VI. Warships 3 Survey vessels
VI. Warships 4 Offshore patrol vessels
VI. Warships 4 Aviation training ship
VI. Warships 1 Repair and maintenance ship
VI. Warships 11 Tanker/replenishment ship
VI. Warships 15 MCM vessels
VI. Warships 1 Ice patrol ships

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 15 CVR(T) Scimitar MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 9 CVR(T) Spartan MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 4 CVR(T) Sultan MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 2 CVR(T) Samaritan MK2
II. Armoured combat vehicles 2 CVR(T) Samson MK2
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 19 Typhoon
V. Attack helicopters 7 Agusta Westland Wildcat AH Mk1
VI. Warships 1 Type 45 destroyer (entry into service)

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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 Albania 8 Pistol
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bahrain 3
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Belgium 11
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Brazil 49
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Canada 1020
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Chile 4
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Djibouti 130
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Egypt 34
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Finland 3
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 23
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Ghana 50
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Greece 50
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Ireland 12
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 23
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Jordan 2
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Kenya 100
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Rep. of Korea 30
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Lesotho 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Libya 30
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Madagascar 450
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Maldives 1230
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Malta 17
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Mauritius 1560
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Morocco 8
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Netherlands 10
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols New Zealand 8
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Oman 2245
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Poland 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Qatar 2
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Somalia 50
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols South Africa 1352
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Spain 74
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Sri Lanka 100
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Switzerland 5
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Rep. of Tanzania 3
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Turkey 11
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Arab Emirates 11
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 657
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Zambia 140
2. Rifles and carbines Argentina 44 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 4
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 137 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Australia 8 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 2
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 13 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bahrain 9 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bangladesh 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Barbados 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 26
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 7 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Botswana 10 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Brazil 5
2. Rifles and carbines Brazil 6
2. Rifles and carbines Brazil 13 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Bulgaria 15 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 6020
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 81 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 127 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Chile 84 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Chile 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Croatia 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Cyprus 47
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Denmark 24 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Djibouti 200
2. Rifles and carbines Djibouti 150 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Egypt 150 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Egypt 200 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Estonia 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 2
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 17 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines France 7
2. Rifles and carbines France 50 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines France 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Gambia 5 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Georgia 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 1
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 21 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ghana 100
2. Rifles and carbines Ghana 4080 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Greece 100
2. Rifles and carbines Greece 21 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Hungary 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Hungary 19 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines India 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Indonesia 208 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ireland 22
2. Rifles and carbines Ireland 28 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ireland 110 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 5
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 37 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Jamaica 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 2
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 3 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Japan 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Jordan 3
2. Rifles and carbines Kazakhstan 27 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Kenya 301
2. Rifles and carbines Kenya 200 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Kenya 5 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Rep. of Korea 4 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Rep. of Korea 7 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Kuwait 249 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Lebanon 17 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Lesotho 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Madagascar 1500
2. Rifles and carbines Madagascar 1300 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Madagascar 450 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Madagascar 4 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Malaysia 4
2. Rifles and carbines Malaysia 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Malaysia 45 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Maldives 4390
2. Rifles and carbines Maldives 1350 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Maldives 3
2. Rifles and carbines Maldives 250 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Malta 40
2. Rifles and carbines Malta 3 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Malta 15 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Mauritius 5408
2. Rifles and carbines Mauritius 1354 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Mauritius 1465 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Mauritius 11 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Mozambique 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Namibia 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 11
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 9 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Netherlands 89 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 7
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 1 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 381 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines New Zealand 9 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 1
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 115 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Norway 5 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Oman 6270
2. Rifles and carbines Oman 1600 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Oman 1702 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Oman 248 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Pakistan 2
2. Rifles and carbines Pakistan 8 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Pakistan 12 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Paraguay 57 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Peru 11 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Philippines 313 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 1 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 2 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Qatar 21 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Qatar 10 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Romania 1 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Russian Federation 31 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Russian Federation 32 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 21 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 21
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 77 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Singapore 1 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Slovakia 4 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 5501 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 950 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 5501
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 1308 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines South Africa 158 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 106 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 106
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 45 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 2 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Sri Lanka 210 Shotguns
2. Rifles and carbines Sri Lanka 300 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Sweden 8 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Sweden 17 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 3 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 3
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 49 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 11 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United Rep. of Tanzania 20 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Thailand 23 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Thailand 4 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Turkey 6 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Turkey 98 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 7 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 10 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 10
2. Rifles and carbines Ukraine 44 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 8 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 5 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 5
2. Rifles and carbines United Arab Emirates 100 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United States 7993 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines United States 6 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines United States 6
2. Rifles and carbines United States 727 Sporting rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 5 Sniper rifle
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 5 Rifles
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 175
2. Rifles and carbines Zambia 708 Sporting rifle
3. Sub-machine guns Australia 2
3. Sub-machine guns Belgium 1
3. Sub-machine guns Brazil 18
3. Sub-machine guns Chile 12
3. Sub-machine guns Ireland 2
3. Sub-machine guns Rep. of Korea 10
3. Sub-machine guns Lesotho 2
3. Sub-machine guns Morocco 3
3. Sub-machine guns New Zealand 88
3. Sub-machine guns Oman 50
3. Sub-machine guns Qatar 4
3. Sub-machine guns South Africa 11
3. Sub-machine guns United Arab Emirates 50
4. Assault rifles Afghanistan 20
4. Assault rifles Australia 60
4. Assault rifles Bahrain 6
4. Assault rifles Belgium 5
4. Assault rifles Brazil 130
4. Assault rifles Brunei Darussalam 3
4. Assault rifles Canada 15
4. Assault rifles Chile 8
4. Assault rifles Djibouti 1200
4. Assault rifles Egypt 600
4. Assault rifles Germany 3
4. Assault rifles Ghana 200
4. Assault rifles Greece 200
4. Assault rifles Italy 2
4. Assault rifles Jordan 4
4. Assault rifles Kenya 650
4. Assault rifles Rep. of Korea 35
4. Assault rifles Lesotho 3
4. Assault rifles Libya 30
4. Assault rifles Madagascar 5850
4. Assault rifles Maldives 10500
4. Assault rifles Malta 27
4. Assault rifles Mauritius 10978
4. Assault rifles Morocco 28
4. Assault rifles Netherlands 1
4. Assault rifles New Zealand 37
4. Assault rifles Oman 12957
4. Assault rifles Qatar 1
4. Assault rifles Russian Federation 17
4. Assault rifles Seychelles 15
4. Assault rifles Somalia 50
4. Assault rifles South Africa 10319
4. Assault rifles Spain 200
4. Assault rifles Sri Lanka 600
4. Assault rifles Sweden 401
4. Assault rifles Turkey 4
4. Assault rifles United Arab Emirates 914
4. Assault rifles United States 6
5. Light machine guns Afghanistan 5
5. Light machine guns Australia 10
5. Light machine guns Belgium 3
5. Light machine guns Brazil 10
5. Light machine guns Brunei Darussalam 2
5. Light machine guns Ireland 1
5. Light machine guns Kuwait 1
5. Light machine guns Malta 2
5. Light machine guns Namibia 2
5. Light machine guns New Zealand 18
5. Light machine guns Turkey 6

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 Bahrain 400
1. Heavy machine guns Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
1. Heavy machine guns Botswana 16
1. Heavy machine guns Canada 2
1. Heavy machine guns Egypt 18
1. Heavy machine guns France 12
1. Heavy machine guns Germany 6
1. Heavy machine guns Kenya 600 General-purpose machine guns
1. Heavy machine guns Lesotho 1
1. Heavy machine guns Morocco 2
1. Heavy machine guns Netherlands 5
1. Heavy machine guns New Zealand 9
1. Heavy machine guns Saudi Arabia 1
1. Heavy machine guns Seychelles 14
1. Heavy machine guns Turkey 11
1. Heavy machine guns United Arab Emirates 300
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Belgium 3
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Brazil 28
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Chile 1
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Germany 1
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Jordan 49
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Kenya 50
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United States 3
3. Portable anti-tank guns Greece 1
3. Portable anti-tank guns Switzerland 1

Small Arms Imports

Category Exporter 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 Austria 2000
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 47 Pistols
4. Assault rifles Canada 107
4. Assault rifles United States 104
5. Light machine guns Belgium 346 Light machine guns/General-purpose
5. Light machine guns Germany 600
6. Others United States 2 Shotguns

Light Weapons Import

Category Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Germany 900 Grenade launchers
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Sweden 2026
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems United States 948
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Austria 400 60 mm mortar
7. Others Germany 224 Grenade machine gun

National criterion to determine when a transfer takes effect

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