|Last Updated:||January 1, 2011|
|Other Name:||Defense Export and Defense Cooperation Agency|
|Location:||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Subordinate To:||Ministry of Defense|
SIBAT, a department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, regulates Israeli defense sales by managing licensing and export controls. Other SIBAT responsibilities include brand marketing and distributing a catalog for international customers of Israeli defense firm product lines. 
According to the Congressional Research Service, Israeli defense exports, and specifically signed contracts for new exports, totaled $4.4 billion in 2007.  SIPRI estimates that from 2007 to 2009 missiles and related equipment sales accounted for 22% of the total volume of Israeli defense exports.  From 2000 to 2009, Chile, China, India, Turkey, and the United States were the major importers of Israeli missiles.  Officially, Israel does not export any technology related to its top-secret Jericho ballistic missiles or ABM systems, with foreign sales consisting primarily of cruise missiles and SAMs. 
 "About SIBAT," SIBAT Israel Ministry of Defense, 7 May 2010, www.sibat.mod.il.gov.
 Carol Migdalovitz, "Israel: Background and Relations with the United States," Congressional Research Service, 2 April 2009, www.fas.org.
 "TIV of arms exports from Israel by category, 2007-2009," SIPRI Arms Transfer Database, 7 May 2010, www.armstrade.sipri.org.
 "Transfers of major conventional weapons: sorted by recipient. Deals with deliveries or orders made for year range 2000 to 2009," SIPRI Arms Transfer Database, 7 May 2010, www.armstrade.sipri.org.
 "Transfers of major conventional weapons: sorted by recipient. Deals with deliveries or orders made for year range 1990 to 2009," SIPRI Arms Transfer Database, 7 May 2010, www.armstrade.sipri.org.