DSCA Approves SM-2 Block IIIB for South Korea

May 17, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles with support for an estimated cost of $313.9 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 16, 2019. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy up to ninety-four (94) rounds of SM-2 Block IIIB Standard Missiles and twelve (12) MK 97 MOD 0 Guidance Sections for SM-2 Block IIIB. Also included is technical…

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India – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters

April 2, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of twenty-four (24) MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters for an estimated cost of $2.6 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of India has requested to buy twenty-four (24) MH-60R Multi-Mission helicopters, equipped with the following: thirty (30) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode radars (24 installed, 6 spares); sixty (60) T700-GE-401C engines (48 installed and 12 spares); twenty-four (24) Airborne Low Frequency System (ALFS)…

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US Fiscal Year 2018 Sales Total $55.66 Billion

October 9, 2018 – The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announces Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of $55.66 billion for Fiscal Year 2018. The total sales figure includes all sales executed through the FMS program to include: $3.52 billion for cases funded by the State Department’s Foreign Military Financing Program; $4.42 billion for cases funded under Defense Department authorities; and $47.71 billion funded by partner nations. The Fiscal Year 2018 total is a 33 percent increase above total sales in Fiscal Year 2017. DSCA includes sales in the end-of-year total when…

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UK – SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS)

September 20, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of three (3) SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS) for an estimated cost of $90 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 19, 2018. The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has requested to buy three (3) SEAL Delivery Vehicles (SDV) MK 11 Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS). Also included are spares; handling…

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UK – Phalanx Baseline 2 Radar Upgrade Kits

September 20, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of fifty (50) MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 2 Upgrade Kits for an estimated cost of $75 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 19, 2018. The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) has requested to buy fifty (50) MK 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) Block IB Baseline 2 Upgrade Kits. Also…

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South Korea – P-8A Aircraft and Associated Support

September 13, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea (ROK) of six (6) P-8A Patrol Aircraft for an estimated cost of $2.10 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy six (6) P-8A Patrol Aircraft, which includes: nine (9) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS JTRS 5) (one (1) for each aircraft, one (1) for…

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Sortied Navy Assets Return to Hampton Roads

September 15, 2018 – Nearly 30 ships and 128 aircraft will return to the Hampton Roads area starting Saturday, Sept. 15, and will continue to return to homeport over the next several days. Beginning today, aircraft will make their way back to Hampton Roads bases and surface ships will start to return Sunday, Sept. 16. The return plan for Norfolk-based aircraft will give priority to rotary wing assets to allow for additional land-based rotary wing Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA) support, if requested. The decision to return naval assets…

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Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group Begins DSCA Operations in Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

September 12, 2018 – The Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), assisted the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local civilian authorities with initial assessment operations in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) following Typhoon Mangkhut Sept 11. The Department of Defense stood up a Defense Coordination Office and is working in concert with the CNMI Joint Information Center to monitor, assess and plan for possible requests. Commander, Task Force 76 is supporting Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) efforts in Rota,…

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Japan – E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft

August 10, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of up to nine (9) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for an estimated cost of $3.135 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on Sept. 7, 2018. The Government of Japan has requested to buy up to nine (9) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft, twenty eight (28) T56-A-427A engines (18…

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Recent DSCA Announcements

The Netherlands – MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of one hundred six (106) MK 54 conversion kits for an estimated cost of $169 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 15:40 Denmark – SM-2 Block IIIA Standard Missiles WASHINGTON, July 31, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military…

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Spain – AEGIS Combat System

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain of five (5) AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) for an estimated cost of $860.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Spain has requested to buy five (5) AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) MK7, six (6) shipsets Digital Signal Processing, five (5) shipsets AWS Computing Infrastructure MARK 1 MOD 0, five (5) shipsets Operational Readiness Test Systems (ORTS), five…

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Australia – AEGIS Combat System Equipment for Australia Surface Combatants

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2018 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of equipment associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System for an estimated cost of $185 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Australia has requested to buy long lead items, engineering and development activities, establishment of engineering development sites, and commencement of development activities associated with the…

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DSCA to Reduce FMS Administrative Surcharge for Partners

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced today that it is reducing the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Administrative Surcharge from 3.5 percent to 3.2 percent, effective June 1, 2018. The FMS Administrative Surcharge is assessed on the total value of an FMS sale and covers the administrative management costs of the FMS program. Under FMS, the U.S. government uses the Department of Defense’s acquisition system to procure defense articles and services on behalf of its international partners. DSCA manages FMS at no cost to the U.S. Government, in accordance with…

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US Approves MH-60R Sale to Mexico

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018. The Government of Mexico has requested to buy eight (8) MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, equipped with: twenty (20) T-700 GE 401 C engines (16 installed and 4 spares); sixteen (16) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode radars (8 installed, 8 spares); ten (10) Airborne Low Frequency Systems (ALFS) (8 installed…

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DSCA Approves 15 Patrol Vessels for Kuwait

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of fast patrol boats for an estimated cost of $100 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Kuwait has requested to purchase fifteen (15) fast patrol boats outfitted with thirty-six (36) .50 caliber machine guns (thirty (30) installed, two (2) per boat and six (6) spares). This request also includes support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering,…

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