This handbook is issued in support of the April 21, 2014, Night Vision Export Policy Implementation Guidance (Confidential) and the June 12, 2009, Department of Defense Policy for International Transfer and Export Control of Night Vision Systems, Equipment, Components, Services, Technical Data, and Related Technology. It provides information for the preparation, coordination, and evaluation of government-to-government transfers of Night Vision Devices (NVDs). These guidelines will promote consistency in the processing of NVD requests for transfer via Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and related programs.

This handbook will assist the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), Joint Staff (JS), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD)AT&L, Military Departments (MILDEPs), Implementing Agencies (IAs), Combatant Commands (CCMDs), Country Team (CT), and Security Cooperation Organizations (SCOs) in processing NVD requests. It contains information from the DSCA Manual 5105.38-M, Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) and should be used to supplement the SAMM. In the event of any discrepancies or inconsistencies between these two documents, the SAMM will take precedence over this handbook.

What this handbook does:

  • Provide guidelines and procedures for processing NVD requests.

What this handbook does not:

  • Provide approval of NVD requests.

  • Provide technical performance parameters authorized for release.

  • Provide End-Use Monitoring (EUM) guidance or requirements.

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Defense Security Cooperation Agency
ATTN: Strategy Directorate, Weapons Division (DSCA/WPN)
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Arlington, VA 22202