Arms and Equipment Sold to Jamaica through Foreign Military Sales

Sales to Jamaica through Foreign Military Sales

Year Item Number of Items Cost
1996 Aircraft Spare Parts 221,000
1996 Books Maps and Publications 15,000
1996 Cartridge Up to 22mm 12,000
1996 Logistics Management Exp 26,000
1996 Misc Boats and Craft 2 246,000
1996 Misc Other Support Eqp 1,000
1996 Other Supplies 204,000
1996 Patrol Craft 4 1,164,000
1996 Repair and Rehabilitation 114,000
1996 Ship Overhauls 146,000
1996 Supply Operations 46,000
1996 Technical Assistance 41,000
1996 Technical Assistance Fld-Team (Taft) 17,000
1996 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 121,000
1996 Subtotal for 1996 2,374,000
1997 Aircraft Spare Parts 39,000
1997 Books Maps and Publications 3,000
1997 Cartridge Up to 22mm 1,000
1997 Logistics Management Exp 18,000
1997 Machine Guns 1 2
1997 Misc Other Support Eqp 34,000
1997 Other Services 38,000
1997 Other Supplies 182,000
1997 Repair and Rehabilitation 49,000
1997 Supply Operations 32,000
1997 Technical Assistance 8,000
1997 Technical Assistance Fld-Team (Taft) 49,000
1997 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 159,000
1997 Subtotal for 1997 612,002
1998 Aircraft Spare Parts 138,000
1998 Books Maps and Publications 1,000
1998 Logistics Management Exp 21,000
1998 Misc Other Support Eqp 66,000
1998 Other Supplies 119,000
1998 Supply Operations 35,000
1998 Technical Assistance 500
1998 Technical Assistance Fld-Team (Taft) 39,000
1998 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 172,000
1998 Subtotal for 1998 591,500
1999 Aircraft Spare Parts 4,000
1999 Books Maps and Publications 6,000
1999 Cartridge Up to 22mm 20,000
1999 Logistics Management Exp 4,000
1999 Other Supplies 88,000
1999 Pol, Gases, and Fuels 1,000
1999 Supply Operations 7,000
1999 Technical Assistance 2,000
1999 Technical Assistance Fld-Team (Taft) 2,000
1999 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 1,000
1999 Subtotal for 1999 135,000
2000 Aircraft Spare Parts 6,000
2000 Books Maps and Publications 500
2000 Logistics Management Exp 33,000
2000 Other Supplies 167,000
2000 Supply Operations 12,000
2000 Technical Assistance 867,000
2000 Tugs Harbor Large 1 31,000
2000 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 6,000
2000 Subtotal for 2000 1,122,500
2001 Aircraft Spare Parts 500
2001 Books Maps and Publications 2,000
2001 Logistics Management Exp 34,000
2001 Misc Other Support Eqp 500
2001 Other Services 151,000
2001 Other Supplies 61,000
2001 Repair and Rehabilitation 451,000
2001 Ship Spare Parts 39,000
2001 Supply Operations 36,000
2001 Technical Assistance 61,000
2001 Technical Assistance Fld-Team (Taft) 15,000
2001 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 226,000
2001 Weapons Spares 1,000
2001 Subtotal for 2001 1,078,000
2002 Aircraft Spare Parts 500
2002 Books Maps and Publications 4,000
2002 Logistics Management Exp 13,000
2002 Misc Other Support Eqp 1,000
2002 Other Supplies 363,000
2002 Other Weapons and Ordnance Equipment 1,000
2002 Repair and Rehabilitation 500
2002 Ship Spare Parts 40,000
2002 Supply Operations 17,000
2002 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 26,000
2002 Weapons Spares 3,000
2002 Subtotal for 2002 469,000
2003 Books Maps and Publications 1,000
2003 Cartridge Up to 22mm 172,000
2003 Logistics Management Exp 14,000
2003 Misc Other Support Eqp 24,000
2003 Other Supplies 221,000
2003 Patrol Craft 1,000
2003 Rifles 149 81,000
2003 Ship Spare Parts 5,000
2003 Supply Operations 38,000
2003 Technical Assistance Fld-Team (Taft) 10,000
2003 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 1,000
2003 Weapons Spares 11,000
2003 Subtotal for 2003 579,000
2004 Cartridge Up to 22mm 111,000
2004 Commercial Trucks 63,000
2004 Logistics Management Exp 8,000
2004 Other Supplies 55,000
2004 Rifles 51 2,000
2004 Supply Operations 14,000
2004 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 17,000
2004 Weapons Spares 3,000
2004 Subtotal for 2004 273,000
2005 Cartridge Up to 22mm 17,000
2005 Generators 30kw + Larger 61,000
2005 Logistics Management Exp 46,000
2005 Misc Other Support Eqp 64,000
2005 Other Communications Eqp 417,000
2005 Other Supplies 525,000
2005 Supply Operations 71,000
2005 Training 40,000
2005 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 1,000
2005 Weapons Spares 12,000
2005 Subtotal for 2005 1,254,000
2007 Carbine (All Types) 191 219,000
2007 Cartridge Up Thru 22mm 146,000
2007 Logistics Management Exp 24,000
2007 Misc Other Support Eqp 23,000
2007 Other Ammo and Components 9,000
2007 Other Commercial Vehicles 115,000
2007 Other Communications Eqp 1,000
2007 Other Services 8,000
2007 Other Supplies 52,000
2007 Other Weapons and Ordnance Equipment 41,000
2007 Supply Operations 63,000
2007 Technical Assistance 10,000
2007 Vehicle and Support Equip Spares 7,000
2007 Weapons Spares 82,000
2007 Subtotal for 2007 800,000
2008 Carbine 127 119,000
2008 Gun, Riot Control 18 19,000
2008 Logistics MGMT Expenses 48,000
2008 Other Communications Eqp 476,000
2008 Other Supplies 3,000
2008 Pistol 100 35,000
2008 Rifle 645 619,000
2008 Spare Parts, Ship 19,000
2008 Spares, Communications Eqp 80,000
2008 Spares, Vehicle & Support 121,000
2008 Spares, Weapon 4,000
2008 Supply Operations 182,000
2008 Subtotal for 2008 1,725,000
TOTAL 11,013,002

All amounts in U.S. dollars. Totals on this page may not correspond to the totals on this country’s or program’s summary table. All too frequently, official sources yield different figures when the level of detail changes.

Sources:

  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 1996; – United States, Department of State, Department of Defense, Foreign Military Assistance Act Report To Congress, Fiscal Year 1996 (Washington: September 1997).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 1997; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Assistance Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: August 1998).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 1998; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: July 1999) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 1999; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: September 2000) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2000; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: April 2001) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2001; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: August 2002) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2002; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: March 2003) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2003; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: September 2004) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2004; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: July 2005) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2005; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles (Including Excess) and Services (Including Training) Furnished Foreign Countries and International Organizations Under the Foreign Military Sales Provisions of The Arms Export Control Act, Chapter 2 (Washington: February 2006) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2007; – United States, Department of Defense, Response to Freedom of Information Act request from Federation of American Scientists (Washington: Department of Defense, January 30, 2008) (Link to source).
  • Jamaica Foreign Military Sales 2008; – United States, Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Defense Articles and Services authorized and furnished to foreign countries and international organizations under Foreign Military Sales, Chapter 2, Arms Export Control Act (Washington: January 15, 2009) (Link to source).

The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative: What is it?

The Obama administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 foreign aid request, submitted to Congress earlier this week, includes a new counternarcotics and security initiative: the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).

Here is what we know about the CBSI so far:

  • It is a “multiyear, multifaceted effort by the U.S. Government and Caribbean partners to develop a joint regional citizen safety strategy to tackle the full range of security and criminal threats to the Caribbean Basin,” according to the Obama administration’s FY2011 foreign aid request. The International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (INL) Program and Budget Guide for FY2010 says the initiative will be a 5-yearprogram. (Download the Program and Budget Guide here)
  • Developing the CBSI “became a priority as the Mérida Initiative began yielding positive results in Mexico and Central America, making the Caribbean an increasingly attractive transit zone for transnational organized criminals, terrorists and illicit traffickers.”
  • The CBSI was first announced by President Obama at the Summit of the Americas in April 2009.
  • Fifteen countries of the Caribbean Basin are included in the CBSI: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Funding for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative will come out of the Development AssistanceEconomic Support FundInternational Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, and Foreign Military Financing accounts. So far, the CBSI budget for FY2010 and FY2011 looks like this:
      • In the FY2010 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, Congress appropriated “not less than $37 million” for the initiative “to provide equipment and training to combat drug trafficking and related violence and organized crime, and for judicial reform, institution building, education, anti-corruption, rule of law activities, and maritime security.” Congress specifies that at least $21.1 million of that amount should be used for social justice and education programs.
      • For FY2010, the INL Program and Budget Guide allocates $6,365,000 for the initiative, which comes from the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement accounts. The FY2010 allocation is described as “an investment” in anticipation of the program’s official launch in FY2011. This INL funding is broken down into $715,000 for “Caribbean Training and Logistical Team Support,” $2,325,000 for combating money laundering, and $3,325,000 for legislative function and process programs. (More details about the program from the Program and Budget Guide can be found here.)
      • The Obama administration’s FY2011 foreign aid request allocates just under $73 million in both military and economic aid to the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative: $37,463,000 for INL, $18,160,000 for Foreign Military Financing, and $17,000,000 for the Economic Support Fund.
  • The FY2010 Foreign Operations Appropriations bill requires the Secretary of State to submit a spending plan for the initiative to the Committees on Appropriations by January 29, 2010. The report includes a “detailed plan for funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the countries of the Caribbean Basin by this Act, with concrete goals, actions to be taken, budget proposals, and anticipated results.”
  • The CBSI will eventually include a U.S. vessel, with an international crew, deployed to the region. The INL Program and Budget Guide reads:

    Caribbean Training and Logistical Support Teams will provide a platform for leading U.S. engagement and support for maritime interdiction in the Caribbean. Teams will deploy to the region to provide training, logistical and maintenance support. The primary goal for these teams is to provide onsite support until a U.S. vessel, with an international crew, can be deployed to provide those services. That vessel will foster international cooperation by offering the opportunity for a diverse, international and joint/interagency crew to work together and support all of the cooperating countries in the Caribbean. The Caribbean support vessel will deliver a total support package including a mobile professional training program and maintenance team with potential for shops, tools, technicians, and limited onboard classroom/berthing/messing for students. Additionally, it may provide a centralized supply source for standard spare parts, turn-in items, etc., and will have the capability to deliver cargo.

  • The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing on the CBSI in early December 2009. The transcript of the hearing can be downloaded as a PDF here. Written testimonies by each of the witnesses and a webcast are also available online.During his opening remarks, Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) said:

    I also believe that we need to take a holistic view of the entire region when we begin implementing CBSI. I am very concerned that if we do not act quickly to bolster our friends in the Caribbean, the positive impact of the Merida Initiative in Mexico and Central America will push the drug trade further into the Caribbean and increase the already alarming rates of violence.

    CBSI was announced at the Summit last April, there have been three meetings held on this initiative. Initial U.S.-Caribbean meetings were held in Suriname, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic in 2009, and a ministerial meeting is expected to take place in Washington in early 2010 at which a political declaration, action plan, and framework for the CBSI will be adopted.