We strive to ensure our partners have the effective capability and capacity of these systems, the total
readiness and infrastructure to complete the mission,
and, just as importantly, interoperability with U.S.
forces. Security cooperation efforts are more than
transactional; they help build partnerships, which,
in turn, contribute directly to our collective maritime
superiority and global security.
Which naval platforms (including aircraft),
systems or weapons have seen the largest
sales in dollar terms in recent years?
MORLEY: Navy IPO is rather unique as an Implementing
Agency for FMS because we support a variety of Army,
Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force partners around the world. Some of the more noteworthy
maritime systems include Aegis Combat Management
Systems, shipboard weapons/sensor systems, P- 8 maritime patrol aircraft and MH- 60 aircraft. Partner air force
cases include the F/A- 18 aircraft, air-to-air missiles and
the multifunctional V- 22 Osprey. Partner army cases
include Mine-Resistant, Ambush Protected vehicles and
Counter Improvised Explosive Devices systems.
If you had one message for Sea-Air-Space
2017 attendees, what would it be?
MORLEY: Thank you to the men and women throughout our military services and those of our partners.
Thank you to the variety of stakeholders from industry and think tanks who are present that help ensure
global security and the safety of these fine warriors.
Commodore [George] Dewey, at the Battle of Manila
Bay during the Spanish-American War, stated: “A good
Navy is not a provocation to war. It is the surest guar-
anty of peace.”
As the world becomes more complex and security
challenges remain, we are compelled to work together
more closely than ever. Where our interests align, we
must partner efficiently to achieve results. Where our
interests do not align, we must be straightforward so
as to not waste time and resources, yet continue to
dialogue and foster mutual cooperation.
William Arthur Ward said, “The pessimist complains
about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the
realist adjusts the sails.” Let’s adjust the sails and set
a new course of cooperation and partnership to address
the many unknown challenges that lie ahead. n
As an Implementing Agency for Foreign Military Sales (FMS), the Navy International Programs Office supports a variety of Army, Marine Corps, Navy,
Coast Guard and Air Force partners around the world. Among the noteworthy FMS maritime systems is the P- 8 maritime patrol aircraft, which has
been purchased by the Indian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and the U.K. Royal Air Force. An Indian Navy P-8I Neptune is shown here.