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“Our navigation systems contain Inertial Measurement Units which are defense articles and subject to the export controls of the US government. They may not be exported from the USA without the prior written approval of the US Department of State.”

The fastest way to go to jail (without passing go) will be to flaunt the export controls associated with this technology.

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) are the governing law that is overseen through the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) within the U.S. Department of State.

Simply put: “if you screw up, it will be you, not the company, that goes to jail”.

DDTC is responsible for all licensing issues if the commodity is controlled by State. To get a commodity under the more understanding Dept. of Commerce control a “Commodity Jurisdiction” has to be filed with the D.o.State.

Most US manufactured and “high end” international IMU’s will fall under the control of the DDTC. Do not listen to the vendors when they say don’t worry about this – talk to your own export attorney and get their advice.

For more information: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls