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Missile Technology Control Regime

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The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is an informal political arrangement formed in 1987 to control the proliferation of rocket and unmanned air vehicle systems capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction and their associated equipment and technology. The Regime's controls are applicable to such rocket and unmanned air vehicle systems as ballistic missiles, space launch vehicles, sounding rockets, unmanned air vehicles, cruise missiles, drones, and remotely piloted vehicles.

Fact Sheets and Statements

  • 01-17-01: New Republic of Korea Missile Guidelines (Press Statement)
  • 12-05-00: Wassenaar Arrangement Agreement: Man-Portable Air Defense Systems Export Controls Man-Portable Air Defense Systems Export Controls (Press Statement)
  • 03-22-00: Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  • 02-08-00: Commonly Asked Questions on the Missile Technology Control Regime
  • 02-08-00: Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
  • 10-11-99: Plenary Meeting of the Missile Technology Control Regime 1999
  • 12-03-98: Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technology (MTCR) Vienna
  • 11-26-97: Commonly Asked Questions on the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
  • 11-06-97: Missile Technology Control Regime Holds Plenary Meeting in Tokyo
  • 11-06-97: Missile Technology Control Regime Joint Appeal
  • 10-16-97: Missile Technology Control Regime Marks 10th Anniversary
  • 09-15-97: The Missile Technology Control Regime

 
Missile Technology Guidelines and Annex

The MTCR Guidelines and Equipment Technology Annex defines the purpose of the MTCR and provides overall guidance to member countries and those adhering unilaterally to the guidelines. The MTCR Annex covers a very broad range of items, while the MTCR Annex Handbook (below) emphasizes technologies most critical to missile design and production.

 
MTCR Annex Handbook

The MTCR Annex Handbook is designed to assist in implementing export controls on MTCR Annex items. It explains what MTCR-controlled equipment and technologies are, how they are used, how they work, what other uses they may have, and what they look like.
 
(Note: The following files are in PDF format. To download PDF files, you must first download Acrobat Reader from Adobe. Installation and web browser instructions are included.)

Complete handbook as one file (4.7MB)

Links to individual PDF files:

Introduction (185KB)

(Category I)
Item 1 -- Complete Rocket and UAV Systems (450KB)
Item 2 -- Complete Subsystems (618KB)

(Category II)
Item 3 -- Propulsion Components and Equipment (652KB)
Item 4 -- Propellants (224KB)
Item 5 -- Propellant Production (266KB)
Item 6 -- Composite Production (277KB)
Item 7 -- Pyrolytic Technology (299KB)
Item 8 -- Structural Materials (188KB)
Item 9 -- Navigation (345KB)
Item 10 -- Flight Control (74KB)
Item 11 -- Avionics (186KB)
Item 12 -- Launch Support (565KB)
Item 13 -- Computers (107KB)
Item 14 -- Analogue-to-Digital Converters (113KB)
Item 15 -- Test Equipment (503KB)
Item 16 -- Modeling and Design Software (82KB)
Item 17 -- Stealth (187KB)
Item 18 -- Nuclear Effects Protection (114KB)
Item 19 -- Other Rocket and UAV Systems (85KB)
Item 20 -- Other Complete Subsystems (119KB)

Overview of Components (99KB)
MTCR Guidelines and Annex (183KB)
Index (159KB)



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