The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is responsible for administering the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program.  Excess defense articles are DoD and U.S. Coast Guard-owned articles no longer needed and declared excess by the U.S. Armed Forces.  This excess equipment may be offered at reduced or no cost to eligible foreign recipients on an “as is, where is” basis in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

Section 516(b)(1)(e) of the Foreign Assistance Act states that EDA transfers shall not adversely impact the U.S. national technology and industrial base, nor reduce the opportunities of U.S. industry to sell new or used equipment to the proposed recipient.  In accordance with Executive Order 12163, as amended, the Director of DSCA makes the determination on the impact to industry.

Further information on DSCA’s EDA program can be found on DSCA’s Website.