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  • FMS…The Best Kept Secret in U.S. National Security

    Reflecting on my 29-year military career, I’ve been privileged to gain exposure to the world of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). A lot of people get little to no exposure to FMS and consequently don’t fully understand why FMS matters. The U.S. FMS program can be a complicated and often misunderstood topic. The program is very unique compared to other U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) programs.
  • Behind the Scenes of Ramstein Ambition 21: AFSAC develops first FMS case for Kessel Run software.

    In May 2021, the NATO interoperability exercise Ramstein Ambition 21 made headlines about the successful execution of JIGSAW, a software package developed by Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s (AFLCMC) Detachment 12, also known as Kessel Run, used for planning tanker refueling missions.
  • Behind the Scenes of Foreign Military Sales: PROS is a Proven Lifeline for International Partners

    In the world of Foreign Military Sales (FMS), there are a lot of “moving parts” literally. Whether it’s an aircraft, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, or missile system, there’s a plethora of highly-technical, carefully-engineered parts and support equipment needed to operate the weapon system efficiently and effectively for the long term.
  • FMS customers see value in AFSAC

    While countries do have the option to purchase military materiel directly from commercial sources without Air Force assistance, typically, they take advantage of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s experience.
  • F-16 fleet of Poland hits milestone; reaches 100,000 flight hours

    May 2021 marked a historic milestone for the F-16 fleet of Poland. Since the delivery of the first two aircraft in November 2006, the Polish F-16 fleet has achieved 100,000 flight hours!