Arlington, Va. (June 13, 2023) – The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today issued the following statement on the release of recommendationsfrom the Department of Defense (DoD) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Tiger Team.
“Today’s announcement from the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Tiger Team is an important step in the modernization of the foreign military sales system. Now the work of immediate implementation begins — and industry is ready to get started today. We will work with the Department of Defense, as well as all defense trade stakeholders in the federal government, Congress, and partners and allies, to create actionable results now, as well as to continue the dialogue about how to speed up the process. Time is of the essence, especially as global threats continue to evolve.”
Late last year, AIA, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and the Professional Services Council (PSC) were solicited by the Tiger Team to provide industry recommendations for modernizing the FMS program: “FMS Modernization: U.S. Industry Feedback to the Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Tiger Team.” Earlier this month, AIA, NDIA, and PSC released a second set of recommendations targeted at the Department of State’s role in defense trade,“Volume II: Defense Trade Modernization.”