First Steel Cut for First Saudi MMSA

November 18, 2019 – A “Cut Steel” event marked the start of production for the first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship on Oct. 24 at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). The MMSC is a tailored littoral combat ship variant being built for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the U.S. Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. Cut Steel symbolically recognizes the initiation of construction efforts for the more than 4,000-metric-ton MMSC. Prime contractor Lockheed Martin and its shipyard partner, FMM, have been working on the MMSC design with the U.S. Navy…

Read More

DSCA Approves Sale of Ex-USS Robert G Bradley to Bahrain

October 23, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain to refurbish the Oliver Hazard Perry Class ship, ex ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49) with support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 22, 2019. The Government of Bahrain has requested refurbishment of the Oliver Hazard Perry Class ship, ex ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49), spares, support, training, publications, and other related elements of…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

US to Export Saab’s Sea Giraffe AMB Radar in Foreign Military Sales Deal

Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the US and the Philippines. The Sea Giraffe AMB (designated as AN/SPS-77 by the USN) will be installed on two Philippine Navy frigates: BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF-16), both former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters. The sale also includes Saab’s 9LV for radar control and display for enhanced situational awareness. “With Sea Giraffe AMB currently part of three separate US Navy programmes,…

Read More

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…

Read More

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,…

Read More

VSE Corporation Awarded $35.6M in New Delivery Order Awards

VSE Corporation was awarded several delivery orders in September 2017 by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program Office to provide support under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract. VSE will provide maritime program support including logistics, planning, repair and maintenance management, procurement, technical assistance, training and engineering services to four client countries. The periods of performance for these delivery orders range between 12 and 15 months, and the delivery orders have a combined funded value of $35.6 million. “We are proud to continue our partnership with…

Read More

VSE Corporation Awarded $57.4M in FMS Delivery Orders

VSE Corporation was awarded several delivery orders in July and August 2017 by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program Office to provide support under its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract. VSE will provide maritime program support including logistics, planning, repair and maintenance management, procurement, technical assistance, training and engineering support to eleven client countries. The periods of performance for these delivery orders range between 9 and 20 months, and the delivery orders have a combined funded value of $57.4 million. “We are proud to continue our…

Read More

VSE Corporation Awarded $91.1M in FMS Delivery Orders in Q1 2017

April 13, 2017 – Corporation was awarded several delivery orders during the first quarter of 2017 totaling approximately $91.1 million issued under our Foreign Military Sales (FMS) support contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) International Fleet Support Program Office. The recent awards include: “Our NAVSEA FMS support team continues to provide exceptional service to our allied navies and we look forward to fulfilling our clients’ diverse requirements.” Egyptian Navy In-Country Technical Assistance and Support We will provide in-country Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for the OSPREY Class Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC)…

Read More

Vigor to Build two RB-Ms for Jordanian Navy

January 31, 2017 – Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for 2 additional Response Boat – Medium (RB-Ms) vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard. The 2 boats are part of a Foreign Military Sale to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the 4th quarter of 2017.  This award brings the total number of RB-M’s to 176 built by Team RB-M, originally formed by FMM and Kvichak Marine. FMM will act as the Prime Contractor and Program Manager. The…

Read More