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DSCA’s Joseph Rixey: US Pushes ‘Long-Term Relationships’ Through FMS Program

Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey
Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey

The U.S. government has facilitated a total of $34.2 billion in sales of military equipment and services for fiscal year 2014 via the foreign military sales program and other security cooperation agreements.

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday total FMS sales of arms, defense equipment, training and other services totaled $31.2 billion and non-FMS sales totaled $3 billion.

DSCA Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey said the FMS program aims to help build international relationships and support U.S. objectives in foreign policy and national security.

“FMS agreements result in more capable partners who are able to take on missions that might otherwise fall to U.S. forces,” he added.

“[It] often serves as the basis for long-term relationships between partner countries and the United States.”

The State Department directs the FMS program under the Arms Export Control Act.

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