Trade Compliance & Export Guidelines

Leonardo DRS, Inc. (formerly DRS Technologies), manufactures thermal imaging products based on sensitive technologies that are controlled for export, re-export and retransfer by the United States (U.S.) Government. As a result, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which implements and enforces the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), which implements and enforces the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), control many of the products promoted on


The information included in the chart below provides some guidance on the type of documentation needed for our product categories. This information is meant to be a guideline only. Please contact us at DRS Infrared to discuss your specific situation.

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Blackstone Body-Worn DF/TDOA System

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan and Syria. [§746.1 and §126.1] Additional end-users as prohibited by General Prohibitions set forth in §736, incorporating by reference §744 and nuclear, missile, chemical and biological or maritime nuclear end-uses.

License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) §740.20 may be available in place of an export license.

Export license required for all items for Military End-Use or Military End-User to all destinations with the exception of Canada.

IMPORTANT: Please do not make any purchase or shipping decision relating to any infrared product based solely on this chart. This chart is provided as a general summary of various requirements set forth in multiple regulations and statutes. It is not intended to provide any definitive answer as to the exportability of any particular product nor is it intended to be relied upon for any purchase or shipping decision. In addition, it is not intended to be a complete listing of all provisions, regulations or statutes relating to the sale of DRS infrared products. DRS will make all decisions, including approvals of orders, shipping instructions and license requirements based upon an independent review of the facts and circumstances of each order. Therefore, this chart should not be relied upon in any way other than for the purpose that it is intended which is to provide potential customers with a general overview of the regulatory framework relating to DRS infrared products. You are strongly encouraged to seek your own counsel for advice regarding the export, re-export, retransfer and import of any infrared product before making a purchase decision.

For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies please contact:

US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
Telephone: (202) 482-4811

US Department of State, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC)
Telephone: (202) 663-1282