Fiscal Year 2006:
"Section 655" Report

Direct Commercial Sales Foreign Military Sales Excess Defense Articles
International Military Education and Training Drawdowns

The U.S. State and Defense Departments are required by law 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. defense articles and services exported or licensed for export to governments or private buyers around the world.  

The Pentagon 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 deliveries. 

The report for fiscal year 2006 (1 Oct. 2005 - 30 Sept. 2006) is provided below in pdf format. To view the report, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free by clicking the icon below.


State Department 

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 export license.

*Data covers licenses authorized, not actual weapons deliveries.  

Entire report

Report broken down into 10-15 page segments:


Defense Department

The Department of Defense has not made contribution to the FY06 report available to the public. The FAS has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the data, and will post it as soon as Defense Department responds to our request.

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.


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