Most ATA products require an Export License from the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Commerce before these products can be exported outside the United States. This applies to both stand-alone units, or any assembly or finished goods that contain the product irrespective of their intended use. See 22 CFR 123.9 (b) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for further information. Other ATA products may be exported without specific export license required when shipping to destinations other than those identified in Country Group E of Supplement 1 to Part 740 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), or if the exporter knows or is informed that the items will not be used in prohibited chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons or missile activities defined in Part 744 of the EAR. ATA products delivered to international customers may be returned to ATA for repair and recalibration for return to the original customer without reapplying for an export license.

ATA products which may require specific Department of State or Department of Commerce Export Licenses include:

  • ARS-14 Products
  • ARS-16 Products
  • Dynapak Products
  • Fast Steering Mirrors
  • Optical Inertial Reference Units
  • High Accuracy Linear Displacement Sensors

The commodity jurisdiction classification for the angular rate sensors is USML Category XII(e)(12)(i).

ATA will submit U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce license requests on behalf of our customers. Our experience is that for all international sales for the above products, the customer would be required to submit a completed DSP-83 form available from the U.S. Department of State.  In addition, the customer would also submit a letter written on company (or government) letterhead stating the end-use of the product, and the name and address of the individual or group that will possess the product. 

Upon receipt of the above information along with valid purchase order, ATA will prepare and submit the necessary export license requests and copies to the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. The entire licensing process takes 8 to 10 weeks before the export license is issued and returned to ATA.

Further information about U.S. Department of State Defense Trade Controls Bureau of Export Licensing and ITAR are available on-line through the internet at the following web site:

Further information about U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security and EAR are available on-line through the internet at the following web site: