When the U.S. Army decides to send Soldiers into battle, they do not go alone.

Increasingly, military actions are joint, multi-service operations that often include coalition partners. U.S. allies are essential to effective modern warfare.

To help protect and build the readiness of coalition partners, the U.S. government offers a program called Foreign Military Sales. This program, organized by the U.S. State Department, authorizes the sale or exchange of services, supplies and training to international partners and organizations. The funding for the FMS program comes from both appropriated and non-appropriated funds.

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