Tag Archives: FMS

Lockheed, Air Force Start up F-16 Production Line to Support Foreign Allies; Col. Brian Pearson Quoted

F-16 Production

Lockheed Martin has opened a new production line for Block 70/72 of the F-16 aircraft to address the jet's growing demand from foreign military sales customers. The new production line will operate in partnership with the U.S. Air Force from Lockheed's existing site in Greenville, South Carolina, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Report: State Department Suspends Foreign Sales of U.S. Weapons Pending Biden Administration Reviews

F-35C

President Biden has halted U.S. weapons sales to foreign nations on a temporary basis to allow time for administrative assessments. In January 2021, Reuters reported that the United Arab Emirates entered into an agreement with the U.S. to purchase $23 billion worth of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft and a maximum of 18 drones. 

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DCS Wins AFLCMC Task Order to Provide ISR Capabilities; Randy Washington Quoted

DCS Corporation

DCS Corporation has been awarded a  five-year, $48 million task order to support the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces (ISR/SOF) Directorate's Global Hawk Division under the Air Force's EPASS program. "Our history of providing ISR expertise positions us well to support the Global Hawk mission," said DCS president and chief operating officer Randy Washington.

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Build Training Center for C-130J Squadron; Tom Gordon Quoted

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has won a direct commercial sale (DCS) contract to build and equip a facility in France that trains French and German C-130J Super Hercules aircrews and maintainers for the countries’ binational C-130J Super Hercules Squadron. Lockheed Martin will provide training devices, the learning management system, courseware and options for five years of training services.

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Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper: US Offers Options to Foreign Arms Clients Facing Economic Challenges

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, most recently director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. government is offering options to foreign allies to keep them from dropping planned arms procurements as they deal with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DSCA’s Charles Hooper: FMS Procedures Progressed Since FY 2017

Lt. Gen. Hooper

Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and a former Wash100 recipient, has said that U.S. foreign arms sales increased and acquisition procedures improved since fiscal year 2017. “Defense exports are driven by a rapidly evolving security environment and emerging threats," said Hooper.

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DCSA Awards ACT I $150M IDIQ Contract to Provide FMS Expertise; Mike Zembrzuski Quoted

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I) has received a five-year, ceiling valued, $150 million, multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. ACT I will provide its significant Foreign Military Sales (FMS) subject matter expertise to support the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the company announced on Thursday.

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U.S. Army Awards Leidos $23M FMS Contract to Assist GETS-1000

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded Leidos a $23 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to support the General Electronic Test Station (GETS-1000), Leidos announced on Thursday. The contract will assist in upgrading missile technology for Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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GAO: DoD Received About 3K FMS Price, Availability Data Requests From FY 2014-2018

A Government Accountability Office report says the Department of Defense received from 93 countries in the past four fiscal years 3,038 requests seeking information on the availability and price of U.S. weapons and services that could be procured through the foreign military sales program. GAO reviewed five examples of such requests to assess the timeliness of Pentagon’s response process and found that response times took between 45 and 320 days, according to the report published Wednesday.

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Commerce Seeks Public Input on Identifying Emerging Technologies

The federal government is enlisting the public’s help to identify emerging technologies with the goal of regulating their distribution in the interest of national security. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security on Nov. 19 issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, calling on the public to comment on criteria that could be used in an interagency process to identify emerging technologies.

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