JMC's Security Assistance provides rapid turnaround of Foreign Military Sales materiel
April 1, 2014
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Joint Munitions Command Security Assistance Management Directorate, Foreign Military Sales, recently completed an urgent request from the Government of Iraq to the Vice President of the United States.
In response to the request, JMC's SAMD developed three urgent Letters of Offer and Acceptance for various ammunition items. A significant portion of the items were sourced from assets already located in theater which allowed the first delivery within 48 hours of the LOA implementation on some ammunition already on hand in Kuwait.
Since the initial request, JMC SAMD has coordinated six separate Inter Theater Airlift Request missions from Kuwait and 18 Special Assignment Air Missions from the United States into Iraq. The SAAM flights included JMC managed ammunition, Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command managed weapons and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command managed missiles.
An additional six SAAM flights are planned through mid-April to close out the urgent needs requirements. In addition to the large volume of materiel delivered in a short timeframe, JMC SAMD was successful in completing the first C-5 aircraft delivery to the new Al Muthana Airbase (the military side of Baghdad International airport). This could not have been accomplished without the coordination with various Army organizations to include US Army Security Assistance Command, US Central Command, First Theater Support Command, United States Transportation Command, Office of Security Cooperation - Iraq, and even the Office of Military Cooperation - Kuwait.
From its headquarters here, JMC operates a nationwide network of conventional ammunition manufacturing plants and storage depots, and provides on-site ammunition experts to U.S. combat units wherever they are stationed or deployed. JMC's FMS customers include other U.S. Government agencies, and allied nations.