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Defense Security Cooperation Agency Major Arms Sales
- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, July 10, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of up to two hundred (200) AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) for an estimated cost of $650 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of equipment associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System for an estimated cost of $185 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- Anonymous

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of five (5) AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) for an estimated cost of $860.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON, Jun. 12, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of items in support of a proposed direct commercial sale of six (6) AH-64E Apache helicopters for an estimated cost of $930 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of General Purpose (GP) and Penetrator Warhead bomb bodies for an estimated cost of $45 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 17, 2018.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, May. 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany of three (3) C-130J-30 aircraft and three (3) KC-130J aircraft for an estimated cost of $1.40 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, APR. 27, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of AH-1Z attack helicopters for an estimated cost of $911.4 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 24, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of three thousand five hundred (3,500) M1156 Precision Guided Kits for an estimated cost of $70 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 24, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of defense articles and services in support of continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) based Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Formal Training Unit for an estimated cost of $110 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 19, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018.

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­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 9, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS) II Guidance Sections for an estimated cost of $300 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 5, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of 155mm M109A5/A6 Medium Self-Propelled Howitzer structures for conversion to M109A6 Paladin Howitzer systems for an estimated cost of $1.31 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 5, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for an estimated cost of $2.50 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Apr. 4, 2018.

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­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 5, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of M795 with Insensitive Munitions Explosive (IMX) 101 Explosive Fill 155mm HE projectiles for an estimated cost of $148 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Apr. 4, 2018.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of CH-47F aircraft for an estimated cost of $1.3 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of defense articles and services for continued follow-on support to the MQ-9 Reaper program for an estimated cost of $500 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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­­­WASHINGTON, Apr. 4, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia of F-16 Block 70/72 V configuration aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.91 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 3, 2018.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of TOW 2B (BGM-71F-Series) missiles for an estimated cost of $670 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of a Royal Saudi Land Forces Ordnance Corps Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II Case for an estimated cost of $300 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 22, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia of equipment and services for the continuation of the Maintenance Support Services (MSS) contract that supports the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command for an estimated cost of $106.8 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates of three hundred (300) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II  missiles, forty (40) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs), thirty (30) AIM-9X-2 Block II Tactical guidance units, fifteen (15) AIM-9X-2 CATM guidance units, containers, spares, support equipment and missile support, U.S.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 8, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of equipment and support to upgrade the Qatari Emiri Air Force’s (QEAF) Air Operation Center (AOC) for an estimated cost of $197 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on March 7, 2018.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 02, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 1 to MK 15 Phalanx Block IB Baseline 2 conversion kits for an estimated cost of $45 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

- earl.goodson

­­­WASHINGTON, Mar. 1, 2018 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Ukraine of Javelin Missiles and Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) for an estimated cost of $47 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

Defense Security Cooperation Agency News Archives
- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON, Apr. 25, 2018 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced today that it is reducing the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Administrative Surcharge from 3.5 percent to 3.2 percent, effective June 1, 2018. 

Tags: FMSAdministrative SurchargeReduction

- Anonymous

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018 -- The President has issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum approving an update to the U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy. This update supports U.S. allies and foreign partners, expands opportunities for American industry, and creates new American jobs. The policy also ensures that arms transfers remain consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

Tags: Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) PolicyUnmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Policy

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON (August 7, 2017) – The U.S. Senate confirmed Charles W. Hooper for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), July 31, becoming the organization’s 17th director.

LTG Charles HooperHooper takes over as director from Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, who retired, July 14.

Tags: LTG Charles HooperDSCA Director

- thomas.smeder.ctr

WASHINGTON, November 28, 2017 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $41.93 billion for Fiscal Year 2017. The total sales include $6.04 billion of cases funded by the State Department’s Foreign Military Financing; $3.87 billion in cases funded under Defense Department authorities; and $32.02 billion funded by partner nations through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system.

Tags: FMS Sales Figuressecurity assistanceForeign PolicyArms Export Control Act

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON (July 14, 2017) – After more than three-decades of serving the nation, Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, director of Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), retired during a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, July 14.Rixey, a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, served as the 16th director of DSCA from Sept. 6, 2013 to July 14, 2017.

Tags: VADM Joseph RixeyRetirementADM Harry Harris

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON (May 20, 2017) – President Trump and Saudi King Salman signed a nearly $110 billion defense capabilities package in a significant expansion of the more than seven-decade long security relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

These capabilities will be conveyed via Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOA). Potential future defense capabilities are detailed in a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to support Saudi Arabia's defense needs.

Tags: Intended Sales to Saudi ArabiaForeign Military Sales

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Article Sourced From:IHS Jane's Defence Weekly Dec 15, 2016

Article By:Brooks Tigner

Tags: NATOLead Nation ProcurementPGM

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON, November 8, 2016 -- The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $33.6 billion for Fiscal Year 2016.  The total sales include $2.9 billion of Foreign Military Financing-funded cases; $5.0 billion in Building Partner Capacity-funded cases; and $25.7 billion funded by partner nations. 

Tags: SalesFY16Rixey

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Article Sourced From:Defense News Aug. 30, 2016

Article By:Ambassador Tina Kaidanow and Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey

Tags: FMSAmb. KaidanowVADM Rixey

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2016 -- The Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) have announced the signing of the first Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case under the new Lead-Nation Procurement Initiative as part of a series of improvements to be made to FMS processes as outlined in DSCA’s strategic plan – DSCA Vision 2020.

Tags: Lead Nation ProcurementBalticsNATO

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Article Sourced From:Politico Pro Aug. 14, 2016

Article By:Ellen Mitchell

Tags: VADM RixeyDSCAInterview

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FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion (£30.1 billion) in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends Oct. 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.

"We're tracking toward $40 billion. We're tracking towards our forecast," U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Tags: FMSVADM Rixey

- earl.goodson

On Thursday, January 28, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby will attend a donation ceremony at the Serbian Red Cross warehouse in Zemun to mark the handover of a consignment of supplies to assist refugees and migrants in Serbia. The donation is the first of two, with a total value of approximately $665,000. This is a US Department of Defense donation carried out through EUCOM (US Military European Command) and the US Embassy.

Tags: SerbiaOHDACAExcess Property Program

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The White House For Immediate Release November 17, 2015

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Tags: POTUSBRP Gregorio del PilarGrant EDA

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WASHINGTON, October 22, 2015 - The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces sales of $47.085 billion for fiscal year 2015.

Sales under the government-to-government Foreign Military Sales Program totaled $35.359 billion.  Along with sales executed using U.S. government appropriations under various security cooperation and security assistance authorities such as Foreign Military Financing (FMF), and DoD programs, totaled $11.726 billion, totaling $47.085 billion for fiscal year 2015.

Tags: Fiscal Year 2015 Sales Exceed $47B

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DipNote U.S. Department of State Official Blog POSTED BY LUISA HOLLAND JULY 27, 2015

Tags: Global Security Contingency FundGSCFBoko Haram

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Story by John Budnik

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently completed two humanitarian assistance construction projects that are now providing critical support services to the population of Kathmandu, Nepal, in the wake of the deadly earthquakes that struck in April and May.

Tags: humanitarian assistanceDisaster ReliefNepal

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By Andrea Shalal

(Reuters) - American weapons makers this week welcomed a push by U.S. government agencies to better coordinate on arms sales policies, but say most deals still take far too long to process, frustrating potential customers.

Many U.S. arms makers have sought to offset declines in American and European defense spending by boosting international sales, but they regularly complain that slow government approvals of deals frustrates some customers and drives them to look at offers from non-U.S companies.

Tags: 2015 Paris Air ShowFMS Process ImprovementsDSCA

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KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 17, 2015 – Joint Task Force 505 continues its commitment to Nepal by conducting humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, JTF 505 officials said today.

“The United States Military will remain committed to our mission here in Nepal,” said Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, JTF 505 commander. “We will continue to stand with Nepal as long as our friends need our help.”

Tags: U.S. AirliftNepal

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WASHINGTON, May 4, 2015 — U.S. military aircraft landed in Kathmandu, Nepal, yesterday to assist in recovery efforts following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck there April 25, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.

The Defense Department’s primary contribution to the recovery work involves rotary-wing assets, Warren said.

Five U.S. Marine Corps aircraft -- a UH-1Y Huey helicopter and four MV-22 Ospreys, began arriving in Nepal yesterday morning, he said.

Tags: U.S. AircraftNepalEarthquake Recovery

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VINNYTSIA, Ukraine - Three years ago, the U.S. European Command consolidated military installations located throughout Europe. As installations closed and buildings were emptied, office furniture, computers, beds, and other furniture and equipment piled up in U.S.-owned warehouses in Italy.

Tags: Ukraine

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By Embassy of the U.S., Nepal, May 01, 2015

The U.S. Government has committed $12.5 million in humanitarian funding to aid relief efforts in Nepal following the April 25 earthquake.  U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funds totaling $12.5 million will reach urban and rural communities in the hardest hit districts throughout Nepal.

Tags: humanitarian assistanceNepal

- earl.goodson

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2015 – The United States has sent an Air Force aircraft to Nepal to deliver personnel and cargo in support of disaster-relief operations, according to Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren.

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the country yesterday, reportedly leaving more than 4,200 dead and more than 7,000 injured. Thousands of people are currently reported to be without food, water or shelter.

Tags: DODDisaster-Assistance OperationsNepal