USA — Fiscal Year 2011 Foreign Military Sales Exceed $30B

WASHINGTON, Decem­ber 3, 2011- U.S. for­eign mil­i­tary sales over­seen by the Defense Secu­ri­ty Coop­er­a­tion Agency (DSCA) passed the $30 bil­lion mark for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year, with the fis­cal
year 2011 total reach­ing $34.8 bil­lion.

Sales under the gov­ern­ment-to-gov­ern­ment For­eign Mil­i­tary Sales (FMS) Pro­gram were $28.3 bil­lion, while sales exe­cut­ed by non-FMS cas­es man­aged under var­i­ous secu­ri­ty coop­er­a­tion author­i­ties were $6.5
bil­lion.
The sales include cas­es signed by both the Unit­ed States and our for­eign part­ners through Sep­tem­ber 30, 2011. The top ten FMS cus­tomers for fis­cal year 2011 were the Afghan Secu­ri­ty Forces ($5.4 bil­lion); the
Taipei Eco­nom­ic and Cul­tur­al Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Office in the Unit­ed States ($4.9 bil­lion); India ($4.5 bil­lion); Aus­tralia ($3.9 bil­lion); Sau­di Ara­bia ($3.5 bil­lion); Iraq ($2.0 bil­lion); the Unit­ed Arab Emi­rates ($1.5
bil­lion); Israel ($1.4 bil­lion); Japan ($0.5 bil­lion); and Swe­den ($0.5 bil­lion).
DSCA fore­casts FMS sales will con­tin­ue to hov­er around $30 bil­lion for fis­cal year 2012, but offi­cial pro­jec­tions are still being cal­cu­lat­ed.
FMS and oth­er secu­ri­ty coop­er­a­tion pro­grams sup­port U.S. nation­al defense and for­eign pol­i­cy by help­ing our part­ners acquire the defense arti­cles, ser­vices, and train­ing they need to pro­vide for their own defense
and to be inter­op­er­a­ble with the Unit­ed States and part­ner nations dur­ing coali­tion oper­a­tions.