Open general export licence (historic military vehicles and artillery pieces)

Licence for the export of vintage military vehicles and artillery pieces to EU countries.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, vintage military vehicles (falling within entry ML6) manufactured 50 years or more before the export date, to be exported to EU countries for not more than 3 months.

This OGEL is subject to reporting requirements under the open licence returns transparency initiative.

Revoked licences

The most recent revoked licence is available in the documents section.

You can find older revoked versions of the OGEL (historic military vehicles and artillery pieces) on the National Archives website.

Published 12 November 2012
Last updated 13 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Exporters are no longer required to register for this OGEL.

  2. Licence updated and amended to reflect new contact details for the Export Control Joint Unit.

  3. Licence amended to reflect the new Government Security Classification System.

  4. This licence has been revised to reflect Croatia's membership of the European Union.

  5. On 1 January 2014 the text under 'Conditions and requirements' of this licence was updated in error. The previous licence has been republished.

  6. Updated to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.

  7. First published.