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Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey to Retire as DSCA Director

Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, plans to retire in July after nearly four years in the job, The Hill reported Wednesday. He was originally slated to leave DSCA in September 2016 but was asked by the agency to extend his tenure to oversee reform of the foreign military sales process, according to the …

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Capt. John Dougherty Named Navy Precision Strike Weapons Program Manager

Capt. John Dougherty, formerly class desk officer for the U.S. Navy‘s unmanned carrier aviation program office, has taken a new role as manager of the service branch’s precision strike weapons program office. The Navy said Thursday that Dougherty will oversee 30 programs that cost more than $4.7 billion combined, including the Naval Air Systems …

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Report: UK Defense Ministry Requests to Buy Oshkosh JLTV

The U.K.’s defense ministry has requested to buy Oshkosh-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the British army through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Robert Talbot Rice, land equipment director at U.K.’s defense ministry, said at a conference in London that U.K. has submitted a letter of request …

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Report: US Defense Contractors to See Continued Rise in Foreign Weapons Sales Under Next Administration

Analysts say U.S. defense contractors should expect a continued rise in arms exports following Donald Trump’s victory Wednesday in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle wrote analysts have said they think Trump would continue to support the supply of U.S. weapons systems to allied countries to …

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DSCA’s Joseph Rixey: US Foreign Military Sales Reached $34B in FY 2016

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced that the U.S. recorded $33.6 billion in total foreign military sales for fiscal year 2016. DSCA said Tuesday the figure consists of $25.7 billion in deals funded by partner countries; $5 billion in building partner capacity transactions; and $2.9 billion in FMS-related deals. “Fiscal Year 2016 …

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Senate OKs $1.15B Abrams Tank Sale to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate has approved a $1.15 billion sale of 130 General Dynamics Abrams battle tanks and ground vehicle recovery systems to Saudi Arabia under a foreign military sales agreement, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes legislators voted 71-27 against a legislation sponsored by Sens. Rand Paul and Chris Murphy …

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Reuters: Obama Administration Offered $115B Military Equipment, Training to Saudi

The U.S. government has offered approximately $115 billion in weapons, military equipment and training to Saudi Arabia since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Yara Bayoumy writes a report by William Hartung of the Center for International Policy stated that 42 separate deals contained the offers which include small arms and ammunition, …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks to Expedite FMS Process Via Training Program for Security Cooperation Officers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch plans to implement several measures that seek to speed up the foreign military sales process, the USAF said Thursday. James told event attendees at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Wednesday that the military branch will work to develop a …

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