U.S Government Is Putting Huge Effort To Pace Up With The Surging Demand Of Weapons

November 26
8:02 PM 2015

In order to ensure faster processing of foreign arms sales in the US, the government is putting immense effort. In the financial year 2015, the foreign arms sales heaved 36% to 46.6 billion. Besides, as per Pentagon official's view, the sudden surge expected to remain strong in the coming years.

According to Reuters news report, Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, Head of the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) stated, "Projections are still strong," in a late Monday interview with Reuters. He also mentioned that the agency is still trying to figure out the most powerful impact of the fourth quarter while they are forecasting fiscal 2016 arms sales figures.

The sudden fuelling demand of weapons is caused due to frequent combat against Islamic State Militants as well as other armed conflicts all over the world. The on demand weapons are helicopters, munitions, and U.S missile defense equipment etc. According to authorities, 10 years ago, the picture was completely different for only being focused on the fighter jets.

As per Mike Norman Economics blog, "It's worldwide. The demand signal is coming in Europe, in the Pacific and in Centcom," Rixey commented while referring to the U.S. Central Command region, which includes the Middle East and Afghanistan. The entire world is being ready to face the expected war and that is the major reason to increase investment in defense system.

However, in recent months, some U.S organizations, as well as some foreign countries, are complaining about delays in approvals of arms sales. They argued that the U.S government not yet extended its dimensions. As per their view, irrespective of the great spike in such dealings, U.S is not working hard enough to process several arms deals.

According to Yahoo News, a $3 billion deal for 28 Boeing F/A-18E/F fighter jets for Kuwait as well as a separate Qatari deal for F-15 fighters have been delayed for some time. As per Rixey, DSCA is trying hard to pace up with surging arms sales requests efficiently through better training and process developments. However, he cautioned that potential cuts in the funding from Pentagon Headquarters might be a barrier to complete the project in time.

U.S is not the only one to experience a sudden surge in weapon demands. Sales of weapons are soaring in China and Russia too. In fact, purchases of safety and security weapons for commoners reached sky high after mishaps like Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting 2012 occurred.

That is why; Rixey is coordinating with the U.S authorities lately to include U.S arms sales as a key instrument of U.S foreign policy. DSCA believes that their massive effort will show some colors soon by keeping up with the growing demand for weapons.

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