OGEL: Open License for the Export of Software and Technology for Typhoon Aircrafts

Updated: Jan 28, 2019

This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, the export of military goods, software and technology for the production, development or maintenance of Typhoon aircraft to listed destinations.Project Typhoon is a collaborative programme between the government’s of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK for the development, production and sale of a European fighter aircraft (otherwise known as Eurofighter).


Subject to the following provisions of this Licence, goods (including software and technology), specified in Schedule 1 may be exported from the United Kingdom to any destination in a country specified in Schedule 2 provided that;


  1. in the case of an export to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, the UK or the USA (i.e. all listed destinations in Schedule 2 other than Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia) the goods are for the production, development or maintenance of Typhoon; or,

  2. in the case of a final export to Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia, the goods are for the maintenance of Typhoon (for the avoidance of doubt, this does not prevent exports for the development or production of Typhoon for end-use in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar or Saudi Arabia); and

  3. the goods are exported pursuant to an eligible contract (approved under paragraph 3(2)).

  4. the goods are exported either to a contractor (including sub- contractors) working on the production, development or maintenance of Typhoon or in the case of exports directly to a Partner Nation or Permitted Export Customer the goods are for maintenance only; and

  5. the goods are not intended to be re-exported, or to be incorporated into other goods which are or may be intended to be exported, unless to a destination in a country specified in Schedule 2 and for a purpose consistent with sub-paragraph (1), (2) and (6); and

  6. the goods are for the end-use of the Governments of Austria, Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, or the United Kingdom.

For full conditions and exclusions, you may read the full text of the OGEL.


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Open License for the Export of Software and Technology for Typhoon Aircrafts