Direct Commercial Sales Services

Direct Commercial Sales Services At A Glance

Arms Sales $57,047,790,704 (2015)
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Direct Commercial Sales Services are a portion of the Direct Commercial Sales program that manages the arms sales of defense services provided to other countries.

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Direct Commercial Sales Services are a portion of the Direct Commercial Sales program that manages the arms sales of defense services provided to other countries. The U.S. government defines defense services as: 

(1) The furnishing of assistance (including training) to foreign persons, whether in the United States or abroad in the design, development, engineering, manufacture, production, assembly, testing, repair, maintenance, modification, operation, demilitarization, destruction, processing or use of defense articles;

(2) The furnishing to foreign persons of any technical data controlled under this subchapter (see §120.10), whether in the United States or abroad; or

(3) Military training of foreign units and forces, regular and irregular, including formal or informal instruction of foreign persons in the United States or abroad or by correspondence courses, technical, educational, or information publications and media of all kinds, training aid, orientation, training exercise, and military advice.

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