JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently facilitated the foreign military sale of five Bell UH-1 "Hueys" to the Phillipines.

The helicopters were acquired throught the Excess Defense Articles program and refurbished through FMS. The Hueys were shipped out of the Coastal Maritime Yard in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 4 on the BBC Houston.

The Phillipines Air Force purchased the renewed aircraft to assist in their continued counter-insurgency and disaster relief efforts.

USASAC implements approved U.S. Army security assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales of defense articles and services to eligible foreign governments. The command manages approximately 4,400 FMS cases valued at more than $103 billion. USASAC also manages the Army's co-production program.