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Legal basis

  • Crisis or armed conflict time

In cases of crisis or emergency the Law 44(I)/2000 is applied, which provides the planning of certain measures in order to enhance the defence capacity.

Specific mention is made in Law 173(I)/2011 which provides the coordination of procedures for the award of certain contracts in the fields of defence and security. More specific, certain provision for the commitment on the part of the bidder that will install and maintain the ability to address the increasing needs of the contracting authority consequence to crisis.

The above principles are similar to those in 2009/81/EC Directive.

  • Urgent reasons (i.e. operational reasons)

The same as above.

  • Mergers-Acquisitions

No legislation concerning defence in this field.

  • Foreign investments

No legislation concerning defence in this field.

  • Export licenses

The Arms Trade Treaty as signed by Cyprus in June 2016.

  • Codes/Regulations involving Defence Industry

No legislation concerning defence in this field.

  • Other?

Objectives of the national SoS policy

Cyprus does not have a national SoS policy. However, the necessity of such a policy is perceived since it will guarantee those resources needed to meet urgent defence demands.

National bodies involved and areas of responsibilities

The national body involved in SoS is the Armaments Directorate of the Ministry of Defence which deals with contractual matters.

The role of SoS in Procurement procedures (requirements, evaluation etc.)

There are no specific regulations.

Contractual terms on SoS

No contractual terms exist related to SoS.

National policy on sharing information on stocks/inventories

No national policy on sharing such information.

Existing Bi/Multi-lateral SoS agreements


SoS Experts contact info

Ministry of Defence

Armaments Directorate

4 Emmanuel Rhoide str,

1432, Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel. +357-22-807504, fax. +357-22-676225


SoS PoCs/National representatives contact info

Link to related national websites


Last Update: 28 September 2018