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US Arms Sales: Agreements With And Deliveries To Major Clients, 2003-2010

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By Richard F. Grimmett

This report provides background data on U.S. arms sales agreements with and deliveries to its major purchasers during calendar years 2003-2010. It provides the total dollar values of U.S. arms agreements with its top five purchasers in five specific regions of the world for the periods 2003-2006, 2007-2010, and for 2010.

It also reports the total dollar values of U.S. arms deliveries to its top five purchasers in five specific regions for those same years. In addition, the report provides a listing of the total dollar values of U.S. arms agreements with and deliveries to its top 10 purchasers for the periods 2003-2006, 2007-2010, and for 2010.

The data are official, unclassified, United States Defense Department figures compiled by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), unless otherwise indicated. The data have been restructured for this report by DSCA from a fiscal year format to a calendar year format. Thus a year in this report covers the period from January 1 to December 31, and not the fiscal year period from October 1 to September 30.1

U.S. Agreements with Leading Purchasers, 2003-2010

The following regional tables (Tables 1-5) provide the total dollar values of all U.S. defense articles and defense services sold to the top five purchasers in each region indicated for the calendar year(s) noted.

These values represent the total value of all government-to-government agreements actually concluded between the United States and the foreign purchaser under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program during the calendar year(s) indicated.2 In Table 6, the total dollar values of all U.S. defense articles and defense services sold to the top 10 purchasers worldwide are provided for calendar year period noted. All totals are expressed as current U.S. dollars.

Table 1.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Africa Agreements Concluded

Table 1.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Africa Agreements Concluded

Table 2.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of American Republics Agreements Concluded

Table 2.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of American Republics Agreements Concluded

Table 3.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Asia Agreements Concluded

Table 3.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Asia Agreements Concluded

Table 4.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Near East Agreements Concluded

Table 4.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Near East Agreements Concluded

Table 5.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Europe Agreements Concluded

Table 5.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Europe Agreements Concluded

Table 6.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Worldwide Agreements Concluded

Table 6.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Worldwide Agreements Concluded

 

U.S. Deliveries to Leading Purchasers, 2003-2010

The following regional tables (Tables 7-11) provide the total dollar values of all U.S. defense articles and defense services delivered to the top five purchasers in each region indicated for the calendar year(s) noted for all deliveries under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. These values represent the total value of all government-to-government deliveries actually concluded between the United States and the foreign purchaser under the FMS program during the calendar year(s) indicated. Commercial licensed deliveries totals are excluded, due to concerns regarding the accuracy of existing data.

In Table 12, the total dollar values of all U.S. defense articles and defense services actually delivered to the top 10 purchasers worldwide is provided. The delivery totals are for FMS deliveries concluded for the calendar year(s) noted.

Table 7.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Africa Deliveries Concluded

Table 7.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Africa Deliveries Concluded

Table 8.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of American Republics Deliveries Concluded

Table 8.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of American Republics Deliveries Concluded

Table 9.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Asia Deliveries Concluded

Table 9.Leading Purchasers of U.S.DefenseArticles and Services,TotalValues of Asia Deliveries Concluded

Table 10. Leading Purchasers of U.S. Defense Articles and Services,Total Values of Near East Deliveries Concluded

Table 10. Leading Purchasers of U.S. Defense Articles and Services,Total Values of Near East Deliveries Concluded

Table 11. Leading Purchasers of U.S. Defense Articles and Services,Total Values of Europe Deliveries Concluded

Table 11. Leading Purchasers of U.S. Defense Articles and Services,Total Values of Europe Deliveries Concluded

Table 12. Leading Purchasers of U.S. Defense Articles and Services,Total Values of Worldwide Deliveries Concluded

Table 12. Leading Purchasers of U.S. Defense Articles and Services,Total Values of Worldwide Deliveries Concluded

 

Author:
Richard F. Grimmett
, Specialist in International Security [email protected]

Source:
This article was published by the Congressional Research Service in a December 16, 2011 report (and released by the US State Department) “U.S. Arms Sales: Agreements with and Deliveries to Major Clients, 2003-2010″, which may be accessed also via the US State Department website here (PDF).

Notes:
1. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) publishes an annual volume providing these data in a fiscal year format. This publication is titled Foreign Military Sales, Foreign Military Construction Sales, and Military Assistance Facts. It provides detailed U.S. annual transactions with countries and international organizations for the most recent ten fiscal years, as of the date of publication, as well as aggregate data for these transactions since FY1950. See DSCA website for this data under DSCA Facts Book at http://www.dsca.osd.mil/. For detailed worldwide arms transfer data for U.S. and foreign suppliers and recipients, see CRS Report R42017, Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2003-2010, by Richard F. Grimmett.

2. Current U.S. law and regulations do not require U.S. companies to provide, routinely and systematically, data on arms sales agreements actually concluded with foreign purchasers resulting from commercial licenses authorized by the U.S. State Department. Thus, the agreement data in the following tables do not include the values of U.S. licensed commercial sales.


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