[PDF] Indian helicopters for Myanmar: making a mockery of the EU arms embargo?

Author: Amnesty International, Saferworld, Published on: 16 July 2007

EU non-governmental organisations are concerned at reports from credible sources that the Government of India may transfer military helicopters to the Government of Myanmar (Burma) as part of the two countries’ increasing military co-operation. EU and US based companies have been extensively involved in the design and production of these helicopters, the transfer of which would risk undermining existing EU and US sanctions and arms embargoes on Myanmar. This report examines EU (and, to a lesser extent, US) involvement in the making of India’s Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) [by Hindustan Aeronautics]... The international community has extensively documented concerns about grave international human rights and international humanitarian law violations by the Myanmar authorities... [parts produced by Messerschmitt-Bölkow Blohm (now Eurocopter Deutschland, part of EADS), Forges de Zeebrugge FZ (part of Thales), Turbomeca (part of Safran), GIAT (now Nexter), Matra Bae Dynamics (now part of MBDA), SITEC Aerospace (part of Accuron), Elettronica Aster, Avitronics (joint venture Saab AB & Grintek), APPH Precision Hydraulics, FPT Industries, (part of GKN) GKN Westland (now part of Finmeccanica), Aitech Defense Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries]

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Related companies: Accuron Aitech Defense Systems APPH (part of BBA Aviation) EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space) Elettronica Aster Finmeccanica Forges de Zeebrugge (part of Thales) FPT Industries (part of GKN) Giat (now Nexter) Grintek Hindustan Aeronautics MBDA Saab Avitronics (joint venture Saab Group & Grintek) Safran Sitec Aerospace (part of Accuron) Thales Turbomeca (part of Safran)