About Us

The Database of Israeli Military and Security Export (DIMSE) provides data on trade and use of Israeli military, security and police weapons and equipment as well as other services from the year 2000. The Database support searches by Country and by weapons and aims to be a resource for civil society actors seeking information about this industry.

Israel ranks annually among the 10 biggest arms exporters in the world, but does not report regularly to the UN registry on conventional arms, and has not ratifies the Arms Trade Treaty – the international treaty regulating international arms trade. The Israeli domestic legal system does not require transparency on issues on arms trade, and there are currently no legislated human right restrictions on Israeli arms export beyond obeying by UN security council arm embargos.

Due to this public information about Israel’s arms export is extremely limited. While this database does not include all of Israel’s arms exports globally, its aim is to collect and make accessible publicly published information about Israel’s arms export.

DIMSE is provided by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action since 1917.

For more information about some of the companies mentioned in the database and about the economic activism program of AFSC please visit Investigate.

The team of DIMSE hereby likes to thank the human rights activist and lawyer Itay Mack for his work and support. 

Methodology:

DIMSE monitors and lists information from open and public sources. Since publicly available information is inadequate for tracking all weapons and other military equipment, DIMSE makes no warranties about the completeness of the data listed, and welcomes submissions from the public, that will then be verified and updated. The Time Period for Arms transfers covered in DIMSE is currently: 2000-2019, and will continue to be updated in the future.

DIMSE covers the supply of weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and manufacturing licenses; DIMSE also covers weapons supplied to non-state actors in armed conflict as well as state actors. DIMSE includes information about a range of military exports. From small arms to large weapon systems, from training to unmanned aerial vehicles and ships. The Database of Israeli Military and Security Export includes military and security training of forces as well as the export of cybersecurity technologies based on the definitions of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies[1]and the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)[2]. DIMSE covers conventional weapons only.

The arms transfers listed under ‘Arms Deals Table’ include only information that was verified by internationally accredited research institutes or by cross-verification of multiple reliable sources.

The information contained in the database was last updated on November 1st, 2020.

Legal Disclaimer:

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for outdated, incorrect, or incomplete information included on this website.  However, we will endeavor to respond to and address reports of outdated, incorrect, or incomplete information as quickly as possible. 

The purpose of this site is to provide individuals with the information only.  AFSC does not assume any legal liability for actions taken by individuals or groups as a result of their use of this website.

While we strive to keep our database up to date and accurate, it should be noted that we cannot guarantee that all of the information available in our database system is up-to-date.  Users are responsible for confirming information received as a result of their use of this tool with other sources.

AFSC reserves the right to make improvements and/or changes to the format and/or content of the information contained on the website without providing prior notice.

This site provides links to external websites. It is hereby clarified that any individual making use of these links will leave this website. The linked external websites are not under the control of AFSC and AFSC cannot be held responsible for the content and/or representations of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Inclusion of said links in this site does not imply that the linked sites are recommended, approved of, or endorsed by AFSC. AFSC is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does it endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites.

AFSC will not share information regarding usage of this site with any third parties.

1. ^https://www.wassenaar.org/control-lists/

2. ^ “weapons of war, parts thereof, ammunition, support equipment, and other commodities designed for military use.… Dual-use equipment…when its primary mission is identified as military. The building of defense production facilities and licensing fees paid as royalties for the production of military equipment.… Military services such as training, supply operations, equipment repair, technical assistance and construction are included where data are available”.

The Database of Israeli Military and Security Export (DIMSE) provides data on trade and use of Israeli military, security and police weapons and equipment as well as other services from the year 2000. The Database support searches by Country and by weapons and aims to be a resource for civil society actors seeking information about this industry.

Israel ranks annually among the 10 biggest arms exporters in the world, but does not report regularly to the UN registry on conventional arms, and has not ratifies the Arms Trade Treaty – the international treaty regulating international arms trade. The Israeli domestic legal system does not require transparency on issues on arms trade, and there are currently no legislated human right restrictions on Israeli arms export beyond obeying by UN security council arm embargos.

Due to this public information about Israel’s arms export is extremely limited. While this database does not include all of Israel’s arms exports globally, its aim is to collect and make accessible publicly published information about Israel’s arms export.

DIMSE is provided by The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action since 1917.

DIMSE monitors and lists information from open and public sources. Since publicly available information is inadequate for tracking all weapons and other military equipment, DIMSE makes no warranties about the completeness of the data listed, and welcomes submissions from the public, that will then be verified and updated. The Time Period for Arms transfers covered in DIMSE is currently: 2000-2019, and will continue to be updated in the future.

DIMSE covers the supply of weapons through sales, aid, gifts, and manufacturing licenses; DIMSE also covers weapons supplied to non-state actors in armed conflict as well as state actors. DIMSE includes information about a range of military exports. From small arms to large weapon systems, from training to unmanned aerial vehicles and ships. The Database of Israeli Military and Security Export includes military and security training of forces as well as the export of cybersecurity technologies based on the definitions of the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies[1]and the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)[2]. DIMSE covers conventional weapons only.

The arms transfers listed under ‘Arms Deals Table’ include only information that was verified by official research foundations (such as SIPRI) or by cross-verification of multiple reliable sources.

The information contained in the database was last updated on November 1st, 2020.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by DIMSE and while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

The information contained in this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All liability of DIMSE howsoever arising for any such inaccuracies or errors is expressly excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Neither DIMSE nor any of its operators will be liable for loss or damage arising out of or in connection with the use of this site or the material featured on the site.  This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, DIMSE takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being unavailable.

All information contained on this site (unless expressly stated) is both the property of the DIMSE or duly stated partner organisation. All limitations to liability as outlined in Section 2 stand in regard to information hosted on the site.

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