Tag Archives: Foreign Military Sales

DSCA to Cut FMS Contract Administration Surcharge by 20%

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency will lower the contract administration services fee for foreign military sales from 1.5 percent on every transaction to 1.2 percent. DSCA said Monday the surcharge reduction will take effect Dec. 1 and falls under an agency initiative to reduce total FMS program cost for …

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Chris Bogdan: Multiyear F-35 Contracts Could Drive Down Aircraft Cost

The F-35 Joint Program Office will promote multiyear contracts among foreign aircraft buyers in an effort to reduce costs for the fighter program, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Doug Cameron writes Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, the F-35 JPO’s executive officer, told reporters this week that overseas partners could help increase …

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

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 …

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Kidd Manville: DSCA Eyes Streamlined Foreign Defense Sales

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has unveiled a plan to streamline the process of selling military equipment to foreign buyers, Defense News reported Wednesday. Paul McLeary writes DSCA’s “Vision 2020” strategy aims to help the agency comply with U.S. weapons trade restrictions while also supporting a NATO defense assets pooling …

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State Dept. Approves Possible $2B USACE Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to provide Kuwait with infrastructure construction, equipment, training and logistics support after the State Department approved a potential $1.7 billion Foreign Military Sale contract. According to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency news release posted Monday, the contract covers procurement of equipment, construction of a new central utilities site and …

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Report: France Offers Military Supply Deal to Qatar

The French government has offered to supply Dassault Aviation-built Rafale fighter jets to Qatar’s army, Reuters reported Sunday. Sylvia Westall writes French President Francois Hollande was in Doha for a meeting with Western and Arab leaders regarding the Syrian conflict. “I made new proposals for air, land and naval defense,” Hollande …

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Ashton Carter Pays Visit to F-16 Intl School

Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter visited the 162nd Fighter Wing at Tucson International Airport Wednesday as part of his travel itinerary in the region, American Forces Press Service reports. According to the story by Air Force Lt. Col. Christine Rhodes, Carter met with students and exchange pilots in an international …

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DSCA Cutting Foreign Military Sale Surcharge 8%

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency is reducing the surcharge rate for foreign military sales by 8 percent, going from a 3.8 percent on every sale to 3.5 percent. DSCA said the new rate goes into effect Nov. 1 and is supported by lead officials at the departments of Defense and …

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