Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director Vice Adm. Joseph Rixey has said the U.S. recorded $46.6 billion inÂ foreign military sales duringÂ fiscal year 2015, Defense News reported Sunday.
Rixey told the Association of the U.S. Armyâs annual meeting in Washington the ongoing fight against the Islamic State organization helped bolsterÂ overseasÂ sales of military equipment and weapons, Joe Gould reports.
Helicopters, missiles and the Patriot air and missile defense systemÂ are among the top-sellingÂ items to military forces outside the U.S., according to the report.
Gould writes someÂ U.S. officials anticipate aÂ possible decline in FMS sales overÂ the next fiscal year.
âBelieve it or not, a lot of our partner nations are in the same crunch as we are,â Heidi Shyu, the Army’s lead acquisition executive, told Defense News.
âTheir budgets are also coming down, so itâs anticipated their priorities also change, so itâs just an estimate.”