AF Instruction 16-110: US Air Force Participation in International Armaments Cooperation (IAC) [open pdf - 2MB]
This instruction supersedes Air Force Regulations 80-15, 31 January 1990; 80-21, January 1964; 80-47, 1 June 1990; 80-48, July 1989; and 80-55, 22 January 1991; and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 16-110, 19 March 1999. For other related publications see Attachment 1. This instruction covers the standards, procedures, and implementation that govern the management of International Armaments Cooperation (IAC) programs throughout the United States Air Force. As used herein, IAC applies to international requirements harmonization, research, development, test, evaluation, acquisition, production and support of weapons and weapons-related technology. This instruction does not cover joint military arrangements and operations with allied nations, which are the purview of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the various unified, specified, and component commands, nor does it address Security Assistance programs, including Foreign Military Sales. Refer to AFMAN 16-101 "International Affairs and Security Assistance Management" for a thorough treatment of Security Assistance policy and procedures. It applies to all Air Force personnel who prepare, manage, review, or participate in IAC projects. Send comments, changes, or suggested improvements to SAF/IAQ, 1080 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1080. The principal revisions are the addition of IAC Project Origination (Section 1.3.2.), Statutory Legal Authorities (Section 2.3.2.), International Other Transactions and Non-Domestic Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (Attachment 6), the Defense Personnel Exchange and Cooperative Program Personnel Programs (Chapter 5); and the extensive revision of the Foreign Comparative Testing Program (Chapter 4 and Attachment 4), and the US Air Force Participation in International Forums (Chapter 6), with emphasis on the newly formed NATO Research and Technology Organization which replaces the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD); and the topic of International Military Standardization; and the reduction in scope of the US-Canada Defense Development Sharing Program (DDSP), the Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP), the Air Standardization Coordinating Committee (ASCC), and the Research and Development Liaison Office (RDLO). This publication is available digitally on the AFDPO/PP WWW site at: http://afpubs.hq.af.mil.