Over the past five years, the Coast Guard's average annual international sales have exceeded $90 million, with an average annual delivery of 40 assets and a total of more than 500 asset deliveries.
The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a decommissioned 378-foot high endurance cutter, the former Sherman, to the Sri Lanka navy at a ceremony in Honolulu Aug. 27, 2018.
As the Coast Guard acquires new ships, boats, and aircraft, the assets are made available, through the FMS program, to other countries under already established contracts.
To start the process, a Letter of Request (LOR) from an authorized foreign government representative is required and permits the Office of International Acquisition to answer requests for information. The LOR carries no obligation to purchase the article or service. The DSCA provides a step-by-step guide on how to prepare a LOR. Once an LOR is received, FMS case is established. Part of the FMS review process involves reviewing requirements and determining if the technology involved is releasable for export. Check out FMS assets available for purchase here.