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MEC 1. Barrel weapons of <20mm calibre, etc

a. Rifles and carbines manufactured later than 1937 which are designed for combat since they feature facilities for the firing of grenades, have a bayonet mounting or are in other ways specially adapted for military combat, and also fully automatic weapons such as automatic carbines, sub-machine guns, light machine guns and machine guns,

b. Mechanisms, barrels and boxes for the above weapons.

MEC 2. Barrel weapons of >20mm calibre, etc.

a. Artillery pieces, such as cannon and howitzers, mortars, and also anti-tank weapons such as recoilless anti-tank guns and light anti-armour weapons,

b. Flame-throwers,

c. Barrels, mechanisms, gun-carriages, ground plates and recoil mechanisms for the above weapons.

MEC 3. Ammunition and warheads for barrel weapons, etc.

a. Ammunition for combat purposes which may be used with MEC 1 and MEC 2 equipment,

b. Projectiles, shell bodies, homing devices and sub munitrons for the above ammunition.

MEC 4. Missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, etc.

a. Missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, hand grenades, rifle grenades, land mines and naval mines for combat purposes,

b. Apparatus and arrangements designed for the arming, deployment and launching of the above equipment,

C. Homing devices, warheads, sub munitrons, fuses, proximity fuses, motors, control systems, barrels and carriages for the above equipment.

MEC 5 Apparatus and gear for the aiming and control, etc. of military equipment for combat purposes, etc.

a. Firing control equipment functionally integrated in weapons systems and essential for the aiming of weapons under MEC 1, MEC 2 or MEC 4, such as sights, gun-laying instruments, apparatus for gun-laying calculations or trajectory calculations and also sensors,

b, Target tracking and target illumination systems, and also localization equipment which provides weapons systems with final targeting information.

MEC 6. ABC weapons, etc.

a. Nuclear charges, and also radiological, biological and chemical weapons,

b. Apparatus and other arrangements for the dissemination of radiological, biological and chemical weapons,

C. Special components and substances for the above matériel

MEC 7. Gunpowder and explosives, etc.

a. Military gunpowder and fuels for ammunition, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, etc.,

b. Military high explosives for nuclear charges, ammunition, missiles, rockets, torpedoes, bombs, shells, mines, etc.,

c. Military destructive charges and military pyrotechnics,

d. Military fuel thickening agents, including substances (e.g. octal) or mixtures of such substances (e.g. napalm) which are especially designed to produce gel-type incendiary material when mixed with petroleum products, for use in bombs, shells or flame throwers or for other combat purposes.

MEC 8. Warships, etc.

Vessels, boats and other surface and submarine craft designed for combat in that they are armed or prepared for the fitting of weapons, or in other respects equipped for the deployment, laying or launching of military matériel

MEC 9. Combat aircraft, etc.

Aircraft and spacecraft designed for combat in that they are armed or prepared for the fitting of weapons or equipped or designed to carry military equipment covered by MEC 4 and MEC 6.

MEC 10. Combat vehicles, etc.

Combat vehicles and other armed or armoured vehicles, and also vehicles prepared for the fitting of weapons or designed for the launching or laying of weapons.

MEC 11. Directed energy weapons systems

Laser beam, particle beam or micro-wave systems especially designed to damage or destroy targets in the course of military combat.

B. List of Other Military Equipment (OME) in accordance with the Military Equipment Act (1992:1300)

For the purposes of this list, a structural, electrical or mechanical change which involves the replacement of a component by at least one specially designed military component, or the addition of at least one such component is referred to as "specially modified for military use".

A product is considered to be specially designed for military use if it has been primarily developed or designed on the basis of military specifications or objectives, irrespective of whether it also has civilian applications.

The term "special parts and components" refers to parts and components which have been specifically designed for military use or have been modified for such use in accordance with the above definition and have also been subject to final processing to comply with the intended specifications or are incomplete in that only one or a few minor operations are required to achieve completion. However, machine components and electrical and electronic components of standard type do not constitute military equipment if the modification is of a minor nature and does not significantly change the function of the component.

OME 21. Barrel weapons of <20mm calibre, etc.

a. Rifles and carbines manufactured prior to 1938 or designed for hunting and sport purposes and also hand operated firearms such as revolvers and pistols; with the exception of antique firearms manufactured prior to 1890, reproductions of such weapons, smooth-bore weapons for hunting and sport purposes and also air guns and spring-powered weapons or carbon dioxide weapons with an impact force of <10 joules at a distance of 4 metres from the muzzle,

b. Such special parts for weapons covered by subsection a. which are subject to the provisions of the Weapons Act,

c. Special parts for weapons included in MEC 1.

0ME 22. Barrel weapons of >20mm calibre, etc.

a. Barrel weapons or a type covered by MEC 2 but exclusively designed for the launching of non-destructive ammunition,

b. Special parts and equipment for barrel weapons of >20rrim calibre, etc. as above and as covered by MEC 2.

OME 23. Ammunition, etc.

a. Smoke, flare and training ammunition for weapons covered by MEC 1. MEC 2 and MEC 4,

b. Expanding bullet ammunition of a type employed for hunting or sporting purposes,

c. Safety and arming devices, fuse and detonation chain connections,

d. Special parts for ammunition as above and as covered by MEC 3.

OME 24. Bombs, torpedoes, rockets and missiles, etc.

a. Training, smoke, flare and foil versions of equipment covered by MEC 4a and 4b,

b. Apparatus and devices for the localization, discovery, sweeping, clearing,disarming or exploding of equipment covered by MEC 3 and MEC 4,

C. Special parts and equipment for matériel as above and as covered by MEC 4.

OME 25. Reconnaissance and measurement equipment, etc. which is specially designed or modified for military applications, etc., including

a. Distance, position and altitude measuring equipment, discovery, recognition and identification equipment and also equipment for sensor integration,

b. Electronic, electro-optical, gyro-stabilized, acoustic and optical observation equipment,

c. Equipment to suppress acoustic, radar, infra-red and other emissions,

d. Special parts for equipment as above and as covered by MEC 5.

OME 26. Protective equipment, etc.

a Equipment designed for military applications providing protection and defence against conventional weapons and also against biological agents, chemical weapons or radioactive materials covered by MEC 6,

b. Equipment designed for military applications for the discovery and identification of biological and chemical agents and radioactivity,

c. Designs involving specially composed combinations of materials to provide protection for military systems against the effects of weapons,

d. special components for the above equipment.

OME 27. Explosives, etc.

a. Special products contained in military explosives, gunpowder and fuels, such as additives and stabilizers, also other substances and mixtures specifically used for the manufacture of products covered by MEC 7.

OME 28. Surveillance vessels. Specially designed or modified components and equipment for warships and also special naval equipment, etc.

a. Vessels for surveillance purposes which are not designed for military action,

b. Motors which are specially designed or modified for permanent installation in warships and also submarine storage batteries,

c. Apparatus for the detection of objects under water which are specially designed for military purposes and control equipment for such apparatus,

d. Submarine and torpedo nets,

e. Compasses, course indicators and inertia] navigation equipment specifically designed for submarines,

f. Special parts for the above equipment and equipment as covered by MEC 8.

OME 29. Aircraft and helicopters specially designed or modified for military applications, etc.

a. Aircraft, helicopters and other air vessels, including those designed for military reconnaissance, military training and military maintenance,

b. Aircraft engines especially designed for use in military aircraft and helicopters covered by subsection a,

c. Unmanned air vessels and auto-guided, programmable air vessels and their launchers, ground equipment and communications and control equipment,

d. Equipment for high-pressure respiration and pressure suits for use in aircraft and helicopters, G-suits, military air helmets and protective masks, oxygen equipment for aircraft, helicopters and missiles and also catapults and other ejection equipment for personnel rescue purposes,

e. Parachutes for combat personnel, the air dropping of loads and speed reduction,

f. Special parts for the above equipment and equipment as covered by MEC 9.

OME 30. Vehicles which are specially designed or modified for military applications, etc., including

a. Towing vehicles,

b. Artillery trucks and traction vehicles especially designed to pull artillery pieces and combat vehicles,

c. Amphibious vehicles, vehicles for deep-fording and also hovercraft,

d. Mobile workshops especially designed for servicing military equipment,

e. Special parts for the above equipment and equipment as covered by MEC 10,

OME 31. Directed energy weapon systems, etc.

a. Special parts for directed energy weapons systems.

OME 32. Fortification facilities, etc.

a. Fortification facilities primarily designed for armed defence measures or forthe direct command of such measures,

b. Production data for the above facilities.

OME 33 Electronic equipment especially designed for military applications, etc.

a. Jamming equipment and equipment for countermeasures against jamming, including electronic jamming equipment (ECM) and equipment for countermeasures (ECCM),

b. Countermeasure equipment for submarine applications, including acoustic and magnetic jamming equipment and decoy targets which are designed to produce alien or false signals in sonar receivers,

c. Security equipment for computers and for transmission equipment and signal links which employ cryptography,

d. Special parts and components for the above equipment.

OME 34 Photographic and electro-optical image equipment especially designed for military applications, etc.

a. Aerial reconnaissance cameras and associated equipment,

b. Film development and copying apparatus,

c. Infra-red, thermal image and light amplification equipment and also countermeasures against such equipment,

d. Special parts and components for the above equipment.

OME 35. Training equipment, etc.

a. Equipment designed for military applications involving training in the use of equipment covered by this list,

b. Special parts and components for the above equipment.

OME 36. Equipment for the manufacture of military equipment, etc.

a. Specially designed or modified manufacturing equipment and special parts and components for such equipment,

b. Specially designed environmentally determined test facilities for certification, qualification or testing,

c. Production data for the manufacture of military equipment.

 

OME 37. Software

a. Software which is specially designed or modified for the development and production of or use in equipment or matériel covered by this list,

b. Special software, as follows:

1. Software specially designed for military command, communications, control or intelligence applications,
2. Software specially designed for the simulation of the operating sequence of military weapons systems,
3. Software to determine the effects of conventional, nuclear, chemicaland biological weapons.





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