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Registration with State Department Ensures Safety in Arms Sales

October 5, 2011

The United States and its allies are continually pondering mechanisms for defense in a volatile world. While ensuring that its allies are adequately equipped to safeguard their citizens and interests remains a crucial concern, the United States also closely regulates the sale of its arms and munitions to warrant that their use serves the interest of its own people.


Trinity Security and Defense Advisors, LLC, holds a license as a Broker of Armaments to Foreign Governments from the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. This agency of the State Department oversees the import and export of equipment, services, and products related to defense. Using the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the government controls the sale of items included on the United States Munitions List. Any sale of such items without authorization or exemption leads to fines or other sanctions.


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The U.S. government enacted the rules governing the import or export of munitions, technology, and services in 1976, at a time when the Cold War loomed over the world and threatened destruction on a more massive scale than ever seen before. The arms race prompted by the face-off between the United States and the Soviet Union triggered significant development of new weapons and technology. Prior to ITAR, the United States and its allies authorized similar measures to prevent Eastern Bloc countries from accessing military products and secrets. ITAR, however, expanded these rules, providing more oversight and increased restrictions.


About the Author:


The Managing Director of Trinity Security and Defense Advisors, LLC, Paul L. Palandjian manages daily operations for the firm. In addition to being licensed as a Broker of Armaments to Foreign Governments, Mr. Palandjian’s firm offers sales and advisory services to clients in a wide range of security and defense fields.