Swiftships has comprehensive experience with military clients using Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) while adhering to U.S. State Department (DOS) program requirements. We establish those contracts by working directly with the end client to set requirements and submit final documents to DOS for the required licenses.

Swiftships’ Support to the Client

We obtain industry allowance for sale of weapons and other defense articles, defense services and military training to its foreign clients from the Bureau of Political Military Affairs’ Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

Swiftship fulfills the rules and regulations of:

  The Arms Control Export Act and
  International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  Military Critical Technologies List

Swiftships is an Expert in Dealing With Complex
International Military Sales Requirements

  Every year Congress requires the U.S. State Department to prepare a “Section 655” report on military assistance, exports, and imports under the Foreign Assistance Act. Swiftships contributes to this with its own reports detailing the end-use of the controlled U.S. weapons systems it has sold and exported.

  Our relationship with Non-Foreign Military Sales (FMS) trade partners, such as MBDA, OTO Melara, and DRS Technology, allows us to be a leader in Arms and Integration under Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).

Frequently Asked Questions

Is FMS more expensive than DCS?
Yes. In most cases it is not possible to compare FMS and DCS costs directly, but under the FMS program the U.S. Government charges an administrative fee, whereas in DCS there is no associated fee.

Is DCS delivery guaranteed?
Yes, as the client can force the builder to provide a performance bond.