Term:Foreign Military Sales

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DSS Glossary

Foreign Military Sales - That part of security assistance authorized by the Arms Export Control Act and conducted using formal contracts or agreements between the U.S. Government and an authorized foreign purchaser. These contracts, called Letters of Offer and Acceptance are signed by both the U.S. Government and the purchasing Government or international organization and provide for the sale of Defense articles and/or Defense services (to include training) from Department of Defense stocks or through purchase under Department of Defense-managed contracts.