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DSCA FMS Approved and actual FMS orders
 
Latest update: October 2018
 
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) approves foreign military sales (FMS) or a direct commercial sale (DCS)of aircraft, engines, weapons, support equipment, training etc from US manufacturers. DSCA delivers its documents (approval) to the US Congress. After the approval process has been completed the contracts with the authority of the requesting country can be signed:

FMS: the contract will be signed with the DSCA *.
DCS: the contract will be signed with the manufacturer.

Approvals are related to new aircraft, remanufactured aircraft (examples CH-47F, AH-64E) or the sale of aircraft withdrawn from service (used) by the US armed service. These aircraft are flown to the 309th AMARG for storage and can be offered for sale (example the sale of OH-58D Kiowa helicopters to Croatia and Greece).

*: the manufacturer will be awarded a contract by the Department of Defense. This can either be a sole contract or included in contract awarded for the US Air Force, US Navy/Marines or US Army. Examples are orders made on behalf of the F-35 Joint Program Office which orders the F-35s for the US armed forces, international partners and FMS participants. Also orders for the P-8A Poseidon are made for both US Navy and FMS countries.

Aircraft ordered through FMS are delivered to USAF, USN / USMC or USAR can receive that service registration (serial of buno. Aircraft purchased through the DCS will receive a FAA issued registration (N number).

Below you will find an overview of DSCA approved FMS/DCS aircraft purchases with more detailed reports by year.
 
DSCA 2018 DSCA 2017 DSCA 2016
     
DSCA 2015    
     
 
DSCA approved sales period 2015 - 2018 (and actual ordered)
 
Note:

The numbers under DSCA orders refer to the contract awards to the manufacturer by the US Department of Defense (contracts signed between the requesting country and the DSCA are not used for below and detailed reports).

DSCA Approved sales 2018 2017 2016 2015 Total
New 148 74 109 110 441
Remanufactured 28 143 28 50 249
Used 0 5 32 0 37
Cancelled 0 18 0 0 18
Not Taken Up 0 14 0 3 17
           
Total 176 254 169 163 762
DSCA orders 2018 2017 2016 2015 Total
New 0 22 35 91 148
Remanufactured 0 0 0 0 0
Used 0 0 0 0 0
           
Total 0 22 35 91 148
Ordered / Approved % 2018 2017 2016 2015 Total
New 0,0% 29,7% 32,1% 82,7% 33,6%
Remanufactured 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
Used 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
           
Total 0,0% 8,7% 20,7% 55,8% 19,4%

2017:

Refers to Canada and the interim solution to buy a mix of F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornets to bridge the period until its new fighter aircraft would enter service.

2016:

Refers to Kenya which didn't take up its planned purchase of the AT-504 (two) and AT-802 (12) aircraft.
 
DSCA approved sales period 2015 - 2018 (and actual ordered) by aircraft role
 
DSCA Approved sales 2018 2017 2016 2015 Total
Fighter/Attack 48 204 8 6 266
Transport & AAR 13 6 6 4 29
ISR / ASW 19 4 14 15 52
Trainer 0 2 24 0 26
Helicopter 96 38 117 138 389
           
Total 176 254 169 163 762
DSCA orders 2018 2017 2016 2015 Total
Fighter/Attack 0 19 0 6 25
Transport & AAR 0 3 1 4 8
ISR / ASW 0 0 5 4 9
Trainer 0 0 12 0 12
Helicopter 0 0 17 77 94
           
Total 0 22 35 91 148
Ordered / Approved % 2018 2017 2016 2015 Total
Fighter/Attack 0,0% 9,3% 0,0% 100,0% 9,4%
Transport & AAR 0,0% 50,0% 16,7% 100,0% 27,6%
ISR / ASW 0,0% 0,0% 35,7% 26,7% 17,3%
Trainer 0,0% 0,0% 50,0% 0,0% 46,2%
Helicopter 0,0% 0,0% 14,5% 55,8% 24,2%
           
Total 0,0% 8,7% 20,7% 55,8% 19,4%