Accession Number : ADA304566

Title :   An Analysis of Foreign Military Sale/Lease of U.S. Navy Ships to Allied Countries by Using 'Hot Ship' Transfer Methods: 'Turkish Knox Class Frigate Transfer Example'.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Unal, Cenk

PDF Url : ADA304566

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : This thesis examines the nature and provisions of the U.S. FMS/FML ship transfer process under the realm of the Security Assistance program. This topic is particularly timely, since the United States is currently downsizing the Navy, while trying to maintain its world influence and strategic alliances. An effective FMS/FML ship transfer process is paramount to the success of U.S. strategic goals. However, problematic issues concerning effective implementation of the FMS/FML ship transfer processes have been noted in the past. Therefore, extensive research and detailed analysis of the FMS/FML ship transfer process, with respect to the sale/lease of nine former U.S. Knox Class Frigates to Turkey, was conducted to identify problematic issues and develop lessons learned and recommendations for issue resolution. Adopting the recommendations in this thesis should significantly improve the implementation of future FMS/FML ship transfer programs and effectiveness of U.S. arms transfers. Additionally, this thesis will contribute to the knowledge needed by Foreign officers who will work in conjunction with the U.S. officials engaged in the transfers of U.S. Navy ships in the future.

Descriptors :   *FRIGATES, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, FOREIGN POLICY, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY STRATEGY, SHIPS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), NAVAL VESSELS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY TRAINING, TRANSFER, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, OFFICER PERSONNEL, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), TURKEY, FINANCE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, FOREIGN AID, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE