UNROCA original report

United States 2016


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 Egypt 35 M1A1 battle tank
I. Battle tanks Morocco 22 M1A1 battle tank
I. Battle tanks Saudi Arabia 1 M1A1 battle tank
II. Armoured combat vehicles Brazil 12 M113A2 APC
II. Armoured combat vehicles Brazil 34 M577A2 Command Post Carrier
II. Armoured combat vehicles Iraq 58 M1117 Infnantry Carrier
III. Large calibre artillery systems Iraq 60 M120A1 120mm Mortar
III. Large calibre artillery systems Iraq 16 M252 81mm Mortar
III. Large calibre artillery systems Lebanon 40 M198 155mm Howitzer
III. Large calibre artillery systems Morocco 70 M109A5 Self-Propelled Howitzer
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Afghanistan 4 A-29 Attack Aircraft
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Indonesia 5 F-16A/B Fighter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Iraq 9 F-16C Fighter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Iraq 1 F-16D Fighter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Israel 2 F-35A Fighter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Israel 8 F-15D Fighter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Lebanon 1 Cessna 208 Utility Aircraft
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Romania 9 F-16A/B Fighter
IV. (a) Combat aircraft Saudi Arabia 4 F-15SA Fighter
V. Attack helicopters Afghanistan 9 MD-530F Helicopter
V. Attack helicopters Jordan 3 AH-1 Helicopter
V. Attack helicopters Singapore 1 AH-64D Helicopter
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Australia 16 Missiles
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Finland 2 Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Rep. of Korea 11 AIM-120C Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Rep. of Korea 11 ADM/RGM/UGM-84 Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Rep. of Korea 18 Rolling Frame Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Malaysia 10 AIM-120C Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Saudi Arabia 115 AIM-120C Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Saudi Arabia 24 LAU-128A/A Launcher
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Singapore 5 AIM-120C Missile
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers Switzerland 100 AIM-120C Missile

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 6169
II. Armoured combat vehicles 17420
III. Large calibre artillery systems 6090
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 3742 This total is for Combat Aircraft (Category IV).
V. Attack helicopters 1071 This total is for Attack helicopters (Category V).
VI. Warships 274
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers 64445 This total is for Missile and Missile Launchers (Category VII).

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

Category(I-VII) Number of Items Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks 0
II. Armoured combat vehicles 70
III. Large calibre artillery systems 15
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 58 This total is for Combat Aircraft (Category IV).
V. Attack helicopters 30 This total is for Attack Helicopters (Category V).
VI. Warships 9
VII. (a) Missiles and missile launchers 1130 This total is for Missile and Missile Launchers (Category VII).

Related policies

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 800
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Albania 74
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Antigua and Barbuda 165
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Argentina 5211
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Armenia 37
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Australia 5005
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Austria 699
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bahrain 200
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bangladesh 136
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Barbados 8
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Belgium 6021
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Belize 70
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bolivia 112
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bosnia and Herzegovina 313
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Brazil 1086
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Bulgaria 742
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Burkina Faso 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Canada 65457
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Chile 985
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Colombia 444
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Costa Rica 2592
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Côte d'Ivoire 7500
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Croatia 3
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Czech Rep. 2025
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Denmark 1347
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Djibouti 106
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Dominica 53
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Dominican Rep. 2320
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Ecuador 88
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols El Salvador 5183
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Estonia 33
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Finland 672
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols France 12684
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Georgia 1144
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 9825
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Greece 135
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Grenada 446
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Guatemala 8040
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Guyana 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Haiti 250
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Honduras 935
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Hungary 142
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols India 73
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Indonesia 3407
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Iraq 5090
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Ireland 69
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Israel 40857
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 5057
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Jamaica 7390
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Japan 34
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Jordan 320
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Kenya 70
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Rep. of Korea 899
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Kuwait 49
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Latvia 8
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Lebanon 1112
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Luxembourg 4
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 56
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Malaysia 436
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Malta 29
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Mexico 14507
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Rep. of Moldova 40
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Namibia 293
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Netherlands 217
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols New Zealand 217
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Nicaragua 1815
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Norway 858
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Oman 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Pakistan 2871
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Panama 8
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Papua New Guinea 40
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Paraguay 13212
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Peru 31833
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Philippines 6736
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Poland 1116
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Portugal 75
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Romania 43
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Serbia 55
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Slovakia 910
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Slovenia 103
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols South Africa 8934
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Spain 327
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Saint Kitts and Nevis 66
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Saint Lucia 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 27
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Suriname 151
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Sweden 381
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Switzerland 6385
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Rep. of Tanzania 200
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Thailand 10010
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Tonga 4
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Trinidad and Tobago 235
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Tunisia 11646
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Turkey 5285
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Ukraine 2282
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Arab Emirates 55268
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Kingdom 3281
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Uruguay 529
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Zambia 198
2. Rifles and carbines Argentina 8746
5. Light machine guns Argentina 31
5. Light machine guns Australia 82
5. Light machine guns Bahrain 115
5. Light machine guns Belgium 3
5. Light machine guns Canada 3
5. Light machine guns Chile 1
5. Light machine guns Colombia 227
5. Light machine guns Croatia 23
5. Light machine guns Egypt 35
5. Light machine guns Estonia 11
5. Light machine guns Finland 1
5. Light machine guns France 6
5. Light machine guns Germany 10
5. Light machine guns Indonesia 444
5. Light machine guns Israel 8
5. Light machine guns Italy 2
5. Light machine guns Jordan 52
5. Light machine guns Kazakhstan 1
5. Light machine guns Kuwait 1
5. Light machine guns Lebanon 150
5. Light machine guns Malaysia 26
5. Light machine guns Mexico 243
5. Light machine guns Morocco 3
5. Light machine guns Netherlands 2017
5. Light machine guns Norway 5
5. Light machine guns Oman 1099
5. Light machine guns Pakistan 12
5. Light machine guns Panama 1756
5. Light machine guns Peru 54
5. Light machine guns Philippines 4
5. Light machine guns Poland 3
5. Light machine guns Saudi Arabia 892
5. Light machine guns Senegal 1
5. Light machine guns Singapore 4
5. Light machine guns Spain 20
5. Light machine guns Sweden 1
5. Light machine guns Tunisia 596
5. Light machine guns Turkey 570
5. Light machine guns United Arab Emirates 24
5. Light machine guns United Kingdom 9

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 France 1
1. Heavy machine guns Jordan 4
1. Heavy machine guns Lebanon 40
1. Heavy machine guns Mexico 15
1. Heavy machine guns New Zealand 2
1. Heavy machine guns Nigeria 8
1. Heavy machine guns Norway 31
1. Heavy machine guns Peru 8
1. Heavy machine guns Poland 15
1. Heavy machine guns Saudi Arabia 500
1. Heavy machine guns Singapore 6
1. Heavy machine guns Turkey 1
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Argentina 2
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Austria 10
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Belgium 8
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Canada 5
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Chile 2
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Colombia 7
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers France 54
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Germany 1
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Italy 10
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Mexico 10
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Netherlands 5
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Pakistan 257
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Paraguay 10
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Poland 12
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers South Africa 1
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Sweden 3
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Thailand 48
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Tunisia 51
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Turkey 4
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United Arab Emirates 70
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United Kingdom 1
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Mexico 1687
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Saudi Arabia 207

Small Arms Imports

Light Weapons Import

National criterion to determine when a transfer takes effect

Transfer of title and control

Source of information

 

Views on the future operation of the Register

Expansion of the Register

The United State is pleased that the 2016 UN Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) decided to provide for reporting international transfers of small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) on the same basis as the traditional seven categories of heavy weapons (the 7+1 solution from the Arms Trade Treaty negotiations). Having States report on licit transfers of SA/LW to the UN Register will assist efforts to combat illicit trafficking and address the security concerns of States of many States. Although this is initially being done on a trial basis, we look forward to the decision of a future UN GGE to end the trial by expanding the UN Register ton include SA/LW as an eighth category.