"Munitions List"
Category 2-5

Canada has exported products in Category 2-5 to five countries in the Middle East & North Africa
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2-5: Bombs, rockets, missiles, grenades
Equipment to control the firing of military weapons such as range-finding sensors, ballistic computers, weapon sights, gun laying equipment, and systems for the acquisition, recognition, identification, detection, designation, surveillance, or tracking of targets. Includes related alerting and warning equipment.


The above summary -- by the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade (COAT) for its web report "Canadian Military Exports to the Middle East and North Africa" -- was derived from a detailed description of this category of munitions published by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) in a document called A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls (June 2006).  This DFAIT document describes seven different groups of products on the "Export Control List" whose export is "controlled" by the Government of Canada.  One of these seven groups, known as "Group 2" or the "Munitions List," is comprised of 22 categories of military products.  These are the categories of products whose export is documented in a series of DFAIT documents published since 1990, called Export of Military Goods from Canada.

The relevant section from A Guide to Canada’s Export Controls detailing this category on the "Munitions List" is provided below:

Saudi Arabia

Fire control, and related alerting and warning equipment, and related systems, test and alignment and countermeasure equipment, as follows, specially designed for military use, and specially designed components and accessories therefor:

a. Weapon sights, bombing computers, gun laying equipment and weapon control systems;

b. Target acquisition, designation, range-finding, surveillance or tracking systems; detection, data fusion, recognition or identification equipment; and sensor integration equipment;

c. Countermeasure equipment for Items 2-5.a. or 2-5.b.;

d. Field test or alignment equipment, specially designed for items controlled by 2-5.a. or 2-5.b.

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Coalition to
Oppose the

Canadian Military Exports
to the Middle East

and North Africa