The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of International Acquisition recently executed several foreign military sales (FMS) contracts to provide small boats and air assets to U.S. allied and partner nations. Three FMS projects are funded with Department of Defense (DoD) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) funds under the authority of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-163), as amended. The last project is funded with Department of State funds under the authority of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961, as amended.
Recent foreign procurements include:
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of International Acquisition manages and executes new-procurement FMS and excess defense article (EDA) transfer projects, delivering assets and services to our allies around the world. Through such transactions, the Coast Guard is strengthening national security in the maritime domain by building capacity for our international partners and developing relationships that enhance our ability to pursue cooperatively shared maritime safety and security goals.
Combined, the USCG FMS/EDA program has delivered 337 assets to 56 nations around the globe. Since 1997, these projects have contributed more than $650 million to the U.S. economy and avoided more than $64 million in disposal costs for the Coast Guard.
For more information on the Office of International Acquisition, please visit http://www.uscg.mil/acquisition/international.