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DSCA FMS Approved and actual FMS orders
Latest update: September 2018
The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) approves foreign military sales (FMS) of aircraft, engines, weapons, support equipment, training etc. It delivers its documents (approval) to the US Congress who will make the decisions if they requested aircraft (and other items) will be delivered to the requesting country. The next step will be they actual order which can be made through the FMS system or a direct commercial sale.

Below overviews are based on the DSCA FMS approvals for 2017 and 2018 and the actual ordered aircraft.
DSCA date: Country: Aircraft: New / Reman. Status No. requested FMS date: No. ordered
13-09-18 South Korea P-8A New To be contracted 6   0
10-09-18 Japan E-2D New To be contracted 9   0
03-08-18 Latvia UH-60M New To be contracted 4   0
12-06-18 India AH-64E New To be contracted 6   0
04-05-18 Germany C-130J.30 New To be contracted 3   0
    KC-130J New To be contracted 3   0
27-04-18 Bahrein AH-1Z New To be contracted 12   0
19-04-18 Mexico MH-60R New To be contracted 8   0
05-04-18 Germany MQ-4C New To be contracted 4   0
04-04-18 Slovakia F-16V New To be contracted 14   0
  Spain CH-47F New To be contracted 17   0
21-02-18 Kuwait King Air 350ER "ISR" New To be contracted 4   0
20-02-18 Netherlands AH-64E Reman. Contracted 28   0
Total 2018         118 0
New   90
Reman. 28
Used   0
Total   118


The number of ordered and the FMS date are based on the contract awarded to the manufacturer by the US Department of Defense (DoD).


The contract for the remanufacture of 28 Apaches to AH-64E variant between the Dutch MoD and the DSCA was signed on September 14, 2018. Boeing will be awarded the contracted by the US DoD.
Photo gallery (reference photos)
Japan ordered four E-2D Hawkeyes with a future order of up to nine aircraft.

USAR 3-4 AHB UH-60M. Latvia to buy up to four of these Blackhawks.

Germany had a requirement for the C-130J.30 and KC-130J to be jointly operated with the French Air Force.
(photo Danish Air Force C-130J.30)
Slovakia offered the new F-16V Block 70/72, (Photo Greek Air Force F-16C which will be upgraded to F-16V). The Spanish army operates 17 CH-47D Chinooks which will be replaced by the CH-47F (photo US Army CH-47F). The Kuwait AF has a requitement for the King Air 350ER ISR (Photo RAF Shadow R.1 based on the King Air 350).
28 AH-64D Apaches are operational within the RNLAF. These will be upgraded to the AH-64E variant. The Belgium AF will buy 34 new fighters with the F-35A and EF-2000 competing. (photo RNLAF F-35A),  


Is in the process of selection a new fighter to replace its current F-16s. 34 aircraft are to be bought with the Lockheed-Martin F-35 and Eurofighter consortium EF-2000 (Typhoon) being the remaining contenders.


Requested the direct commercial sale of six AH-64Es. India ordered 22 AH-64E's through FMS on September 29, 2015.


Japan purchased four E-2D Avanced Hawkeye (AHE) Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. On September 10 the DSCA approved the sale of up to nine additional Hawkeyes.


Has a requirement to upgrade its current fleet of 28 AH-64Ds which have been brought to Block II standard.


Has a requirement to replace its current Mig-29 fleet. Other contender should be SAAB with the JAS-39 Gripen which is already operated by the Czech Air Force. Both air forces jointly conduct the Air Policing Mission for the two countries.
DSCA date: Country: Aircraft: New / Reman. Status No. requested FMS date: No. ordered
23-10-17 Czech Republic UH-1Y New To be contracted 12     0
17-10-17 Greece F-16V Reman. To be contracted 123   0
12-09-17 Canada F/A-18E New Cancelled 10   0
    F/A-18F New Cancelled 8   0
08-09-17 Bahrein F-16V New To be contracted 19 22-06-18 16
      Reman. To be contracted 20   0
03-08-17 Nigeria A-29 New To be contracted 12   0
26-06-17 Australia G-550 "AISREW" New To be contracted 5 21-06-18 2
  India C-17A New To be contracted 1 30-03-18 1
02-05-17 Kenya MD 530F New To be contracted 12   0
28-04-17 Greece CH-47D Used To be contracted 5   0
  New Zealand P-8A New To be contracted 4   0
  Slovakia Bell 429 New To be contracted 9   0
  Kenya AT- 802L New Not taken up 12   0
    AT-504 New Not taken up 2   0
Total 2017         254 19
New   106
Reman. 143
Used   5
Total   254
Photo gallery (reference photos)
Greek Air Force F-16s will be be upgraded to the F-16V standard. Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 to be replaced by a new fighter. Italian Air Force G550CAEW with Australia requesting the G550AISREW


Requested five G550AISEW (Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Electronic Warfare) aircraft.


Requested the sale of 19 new build F-16Vs as well as an upgrade of its current 20 F-16C/Ds.


Canada intended to purchase the Super Hornets as interim meassure until it had selected a new fighter to replace its current CF-188(B) fleet. However as a result of disputes between Boeing (F/A-18) and Canadian aircraft manfucturer Bombardier the F/A-18E/F purchase has been cancelled.

Czech Republic:

The Czech Republic has a requirement to replace its current fleet of Mi-17 and Mi-24/35 helicopters.


Requested the upgrade of 123 of its F-16C/Ds to F-16V.


On March 30, 2018 Boeing received a FMS contract for delivery of the last C-17A in India unique configuaration. Work is expected to be completed by August 22, 2019.


Status of its request to purchase the Air Tractors unknown. Reported two deadlines to contract the aircraft have passed. Therefore listed as order not taken up.

New Zealand:

New Zealand has a requirement to replace its current six P-3s.


Aircraft to be used against terrorists.