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Aug 12. Notice to Exporters 2012/36 – Introduction of exemption from export licensing requirements for historic military vehicles to certain named destinations – UK ECO has included in The Export Control (Amendment) (No2) Order 2012 (S.I. 2012 No. 1910) described above an exemptionfrom export licensing requirements for historic military vehicles to certain name destinations in a new article 14a inserted into the Export Control Order 2008 by the ameinding Order. 6. As a result of the introduction of this exemption, individuals and owners of historic military vehicles will not need to apply for an export licence (whether for an Open General Export Licence or any other type of licence) if temporarily taking a relevant vehicle to either Belgium, France or Germany (provided you can meet the stated conditions). 7. You should, however, be aware that export licences issued by the ECO are still required if you take historic military vehicles to events, on tours or on holidays to other destinations both within the EU (such as Holland, Poland or Spain) or outside the EU (such as Switzerland, Norway, Turkey, Eastern European countries and to other continents). a) If you are currently registered as a holder of the Open General Export Licence (Historic Military Vehicles and Artillery Pieces), and the exemption does apply, that is, you only ever intend to visit Belgium, France, and Germany, and no other country, at any time in the future, then you are advised to de-register from holding the licence. c) If you are currently not registered as a holder of the Open General Export Licence (Historic Military Vehicles and Artillery Pieces), and the exemption does apply, that is, you only ever intend to visit Belgium, France, and Germany, and no other country, in the future, then you are not required to apply for an Open General Export Licence (Historic Military Vehicles and Artillery Pieces), and may travel to these countries without an Export Licence, but you still require any other vehicle and licensing requirements (eg DVLA requirements). (Source: glstrade.com)
24 Aug 12. Ramora UK, a leading global provider of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) services and related training, is delighted to announce that it is to become the UK distributor for TruckVault products. The US-based TruckVault company manufactures a range of secure in-vehicle equipment storage solutions designed originally for a sporting and recreational market but now used, increasingly, by law enforcement and fire and rescue agencies. Constructed out of Medium Density Overlay (MDO) which is lighter than metal and has the particular advantage of not attracting moisture, TruckVault storage containers offer a safe and secure way of transporting sensitive items and materials, including ammunition and some other explosives. (In the US TruckVaults with metal shrouds are qualified to carry up to Class 3 explosives). In other words, and hence the significance to Ramora UK, a TruckVault container allows rapid conversion of vehicles for the carriage of specialist equipment by Police, Fire and Bomb Disposal Teams.
20 Aug 12. Armoured SISU 8×8 Fire Truck brings extinguishing operations to new level. Finnish Defence Forces have recently introduced a new flagship for fire extinguishing and rescue operations, an armoured SISU 8×8 fire fighting vehicle. The design for the new extinguishing concept started five years ago. The result, an impressive thirty-ton vehicle is now undergoing field tests, during which the performance of the vehicle is demonstrated in connection with e.g. live firing exercises. The field tests of the new extinguishing concept are scheduled to be succeeded by serial production from 2013 onwards. The vehicle carries a 10-ton ex