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Supply policy for military applications

Dear customer,

Please take note that it is MGL Avionics' policy to refuse supply of any of our products, including OEM parts such as AHRS systems to any military application, including those restricted to development, research or training.

We demand the same restriction from our distributors regardless of which country they operate in.

Our products are intended to be used only in civil or sport aviation or may be used in other projects that are not related to any military application. We acknowledge that there are applications which may be classified as "borderline". In these cases we make a case-by-case evaluation as to the nature of the products intended use and whether or not we can accept it.

Please contact us for a ruling in your case if you feel that your application is not related to military applications.

As our AHRS systems are popular for use in UAV research and development with many Universities the following restriction applies:

Our systems may be used for UAV research, development and use if the following criteria is met:
a) The use as defined above is not funded by the military including indirect funding
b) UAV use is restricted to surveillance applications in a civil application only
c) UAV design and use will not be made available to any military applications, now and in the future
d) Should the design nevertheless pass into the military, all equipment supplied by us must be removed

Applications related to law enforcement, anti-poaching and non-military surveillance are acceptable.

Applications related to military training such as dedicated training aircraft are not acceptable.

Applications related to ex-military aircraft operated in a civilian, non combatant role (“War Birds” or ex-military trainers and aircraft, including now unarmed combat aircraft) are acceptable.

In part, these restrictions are also forced upon us by our component suppliers although we agree and do not want to see any of our products used in ways we do not approve of.

Rainier Lamers
CEO MGL Avionics