Open general export licence (technology for military goods)

Licence allowing the export of technology and the information needed for the development, and production of, military goods.



This open general export licence (OGEL) allows, subject to certain conditions, export of technology for military goods. For example, the information needed for the development and production of goods such as:

  • blueprints
  • plans
  • diagrams
  • models
  • formulae
  • tables
  • designs
  • specifications
  • manuals
  • instructions

All previous licences are revoked.

Published 30 June 2011
Last updated 24 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Republished to clarify that an approved F1686 can be considered a written letter of approval from MOD.
  2. Two entries: ML8.a.41 (explosive) and ML8.h (reactive materials) have been added to the list of non-permitted entries on this licence.
  3. Venezuela added to the list of non-valid destinations following EU sanctions against that country imposed on 13 November 2017.
  4. Licence updated to reflect amendments to the Export Control Order 2008 that came into force on 13 July 2017.
  5. Changed goods list (schedule 1, part C), rating code PL5017 removed, Ivory Coast and Liberia removed from list of destinations in schedule 2.
  6. Changes to rating codes ML8 and PL5001. Addition of 'South Sudan' to Schedule 2 (destinations concerned). MOD security requirements clarified. Clause added referring to pre-visit questionnaires.
  7. Removed South Sudan from list of prohibited destinations. This change will be made formally when we update the licence with other changes later in March.
  8. Correction: South Sudan added to Schedule 2 (destinations).
  9. Schedule 3 had been deleted from the previous version (BIS/14/739) by mistake. This has now been rectified and the licence republished.
  10. Licence amended to reflect the new Government Security Classification System.
  11. The version of this licence published on 6 January was incorrect - this licence does not carry a reporting requirement. Text has been amended accordingly.
  12. Updated text in 'Conditions and requirements' to reflect new reporting process in connection with the transparency initiative.
  13. First published.