Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
DLA Disposition Services is authorized to provide excess defense articles (EDA) to authorized Partner Nations through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. EDA is Defense Department (DoD) owned property that has been declared as excess by the U.S. Armed Forces. This excess equipment is offered at reduced cost to eligible customers or at no cost to eligible grant aid countries on an "as is, where is" basis.
The FMS program is overseen and directed by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) for the Under Secretary of Defense for International Affairs. DLA Disposition Services acts as an Implementing Agency (IA) on behalf of DSCA to write and manage cases for EDA.
Typical examples of property that FMS customers are eligible for includes spare parts and/or components, certain clothing items, basic field equipment, office equipment, supplies, furniture, medical equipment, or other non-Significant Military Equipment (non-SME). Significant Military Equipment (SME) such as tactical vehicles, may also be made available on a limited basis, when available. Items with an original acquisition value over $7M are also treated as SME and both have special reporting requirements to the U.S. Congress.
All available items are listed via RTD Web, which provides users the ability to view available inventory. DLA provides access to registered Partner Nations and members of the U.S. Security Cooperation community to view current inventory upon request.
To request property through the FMS program, the customer must have an implemented Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) on file with DLA Disposition Services. The FMS office manages both Defined Line and Blanket Order cases (see definition below).
All FMS customers are charged for Packing, Crating, and Handling (PC&H), admin, and associated transportation costs. DLA Disposition Services is reimbursed for PC&H costs only.
For any questions, please contact the DLA Disposition Services FMS office at DLADispositionServicesFMS@dla.mil.
For questions concerning cataloging or FEDLOG subscription related FMS services for partner nations, please contact DLA Logistics Information Services (LOGINFO) at FMS at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.