International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
All night vision
devices in part or whole are strictly regulated by the US Department of
State in accordance with the guidelines in the
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) per title 22, Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR), Parts 120-130. Therefore, if you are outside the
United States, INCLUDING Canada, you must obtain an export license.
KERIF Night Vision DOES NOT EXPORT!
excerpt is from Part 121 of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 22,
I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE
UNITED STATES MUNITIONS LIST
Fire Control, Range Finder, Optical and Guidance and Control Equipment
control systems; gun and missile tracking and guidance systems; gun
range, position, height finders, spotting instruments and laying
equipment; aiming devices (electronic, optic, and acoustic); bomb
sights, bombing computers, military television sighting and viewing
units, and periscopes for the articles of this section.
*(b) Lasers specifically designed, modified or configured for
military application including those used in military communication
devices, target designators and range finders, target detection systems,
and directed energy weapons.
*(c) Infrared focal plane array detectors specifically designed,
modified or configured for military use; image intensification and other
night sighting equipment or systems specifically designed, modified, or
configured for military use; second generation and above military image
intensification tubes (defined below) specifically designed, developed,
modified or configured for military use, and infrared, visible and
ultraviolet devices specifically designed, developed, modified, or
configured for military application. Military second and third
generation image intensification tubes and military infrared focal plane
arrays identified in this subparagraph are licensed by the Department of
Commerce (ECCN 6A02A and 6A03A) when a part of a commercial system (i.e.
those systems originally designed for commercial use). This does not
include any military system comprised of non-military specification
components. Replacement tubes or focal plane arrays identified in this
paragraph being exported for commercial systems are subject to the
controls of the ITAR.
Note: Special Definition.
For purposes of this subparagraph, second and third generation image
intensification tubes are defined as having:
A peak response within the 0.4 to 1.05 micron wavelength range and
incorporating a microchannel plate for electron image amplification
having a hold pitch (center-to-center spacing) of less than 25 microns
and having either:
(a) An S-20, S-25 or multi-alkali photocathode; or
(b) A GaAs, GaInAs, or other compound semiconductor photocathode.
Inertial platforms and sensors for weapons or weapon systems; guidance,
control and stabilization systems except for those systems covered in
Category VIII; astro-compasses and star trackers and military
accelerometers and gyros. For aircraft inertial reference systems and
related components refer to Category VIII.
(e) Components, parts, accessories, attachments and associated
equipment specifically designed or modified for the articles in
paragraphs (a) through (d) of this category, except for such items as
are in normal commercial use.
(f) Technical data (as defined in Sec. 120.21) and defense services
(as defined in Sec. 120.8) directly related to the defense articles
enumerated in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this category. (See Sec.
125.4 for exemptions.) Technical data directly related to manufacture
and production of any defense articles enumerated elsewhere in this
category that are designated as Significant Military Equipment (SME)
shall itself be designated as SME.