Arms Transfer Law and Legal Definition

Arms transfer refers to the transfer of defense articles and defense services by the U.S. government under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to another country. Defense articles provided includes arms, ammunition, implements of war, including components, training, manufacturing licenses, technical assistance, and related technical data. It plays a major role in the U.S. military history and defense policy. For instance, ‘Conventional Arms Transfer Policy’ refers to an arms transfer. It specifically identified economic concerns as a factor in arms export decision making. The announcement of ‘Conventional Arms Transfer Policy’ was followed by a series of major military sales to longstanding U.S. clients, including Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.