Direct Commercial Sales
Foreign Military Sales
Excess Defense Articles
International Military Education and Training
The United States
administration is required by Congress to prepare an annual report on
military assistance, military exports, and military imports known as the
"Section 655" report (after the section of the Foreign Assistance
Act which requires it). This report provides the most detailed official
accounting available of specific U.S. weapons systems exported or licensed
for export to governments or private buyers around the world.
and the State Department each prepare their own portion of
the 655 report. All sales and grants of military equipment and training
administered by the DOD's Defense Security Cooperation Agency are included in
the Pentagon's section, including drawdowns, excess defense articles,
international military education and training, and foreign military sales
(FMS). The State Department is in charge of direct commercial sales (DCS);
its section includes only DCS licenses authorized, not actual weapons
The State Department's report for fiscal year 2004 (1 Oct. 2003 - 30 Sept. 2004) is provided below in pdf format.
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Direct Commercial Sales (DCS): Transfers negotiated between the manufacturing company and the foreign
buyer, and approved by the Department of State through the issuance of an
Data covers licenses
authorized, not actual weapons deliveries.
Entire report (best for printing whole copy)
Report broken into 10-15 page segments:
- Part I: Defense Articles:
Foreign Military Sales (FMS):
New and used weapons, spare parts, and related services purchased directly from the US government by foreign
governments. The weapons may be new production, which the Pentagon contracts with the manufacturer for, or from
Please note that the data in this section is for deliveries of unclassified defense articles and services in FY04 (as of 30 September 2004). For information on
arms sales agreements, and DSCA's official dollar value totals for FMS (agreements and deliveries) in FY04, see the 2004 edition of
"Foreign Military Sales, Foreign Military Construction Sales and Military Assistance
Facts" (DSCA FACTS BOOK).
Please also note the following corrections:
Page 82 (deliveries to India): "Radar Air Service Equip - 3,038,712" should be deleted.
Page 83 (deliveries to India): "Total India - 3,045,387" should read "6,676"
Page 213 (Worldwide total for deliveries): "Total Worldwide - 12,654,820" should read "Total Worldwide - 9,616,109."
The report is broken down by alphabetically by country:
Afghanistan - Azerbaijan,
Bahamas - Bulgaria,
Cambodia - Czech Republic,
Denmark - Estonia,
Ethiopia - Guinea,
Guyana - Jamaica,
Japan - Lebanon,
Lithuania - Morocco,
Mozambique - Nepal,
Netherlands - Panama,
Paraguay - Saudi Arabia,
Senegal - Switzerland,
Taiwan - UNTAET,
Uruguay - Zimbabwe,
Excess Defense Articles (EDA):
Used weapons and equipment provided at reduced or no cost to foreign governments. For more information, and to access the Defense Security Cooperation Agency's
EDA Database, click here.
International Military Education and Training (IMET):
The money spent on training for foreign military officials. More information on military training is available here.
Assistance given at the discretion of the President.
For a general guide to the arms
sales process and in-depth descriptions of different types of sales, check
out the "Ways
and Means" chapter of The Arms Trade Revealed: a Guide for Investigators and Activists.