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Army Security Assistance Command Registers $14.8B in New Business for FY 2016

The U.S. Army‘s Security Assistance Command has secured $14.8 billion in new foreign military sales deals with countries such as Saudi Arabia, the U.K., Canada and India for fiscal year 2016.

The Army said Dec. 14 the command now handles more than 5,700 FMS deals worth $175.9 billion across 147 countries.

USASAC manages the Army’s security assistance programs and FMS activities and comprises regional combatant commands that facilitate the sale of equipment, spare parts, maintenance, training and simulation, technical documentation and facilities to international clients.

Central Command closed $7.4 billion in new business, including Saudi Arabia’s PATRIOT III worth $1.65 billion and refurbished Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles for the United Arab Emirates for $477 million.

European Command secured $4.5 billion in business opportunities with countries such as the U.K., the Netherlands and France for the AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, respectively.

Pacific Command also struck $2.1 billion in new business such as India’s $932 million Apache program and Australia’s $119 million Chinook program.

Africa Command had $615 million in new contracts for 2016, while Southern Command had $104 million.

Northern Command did not report new business deals but has $1.9 billion in active FMS cases with Mexico and Canada, including the latter’s $10 million program for follow-on combat vehicles, $6.3 million for ammunition and $2.6 million for training and support.

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