(a) Loan or gift transactions; written agreement; covered programs
(1)Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the Secretary of Defense may loan to a country that is a NATO or major non-NATO ally materials, supplies, or equipment for the purpose of carrying out a program of cooperative research, development, testing, or evaluation. The Secretary may accept as a loan or a gift from a country that is a NATO or major non-NATO ally materials, supplies, or equipment for such purpose.
(2)Each loan or gift transaction entered into by the Secretary under this section shall be provided for under the terms of a written agreement between the Secretary and the country concerned.
(3)A program of testing or evaluation for which the Secretary may loan materials, supplies, or equipment under this section includes a program of testing or evaluation conducted solely for the purpose of standardization, interchangeability, or technical evaluation if the country to which the materials, supplies, or equipment are loaned agrees to provide the results of the testing or evaluation to the United States without charge.
(b) Reimbursement of consumed materials, etc.
The materials, supplies, or equipment loaned to a country under this section may be expended or otherwise consumed in connection with any testing or evaluation program without a requirement for reimbursement of the United States if the Secretary—
(1)determines that the success of the research, development, test, or evaluation depends upon expending or otherwise consuming the materials, supplies, or equipment loaned to the country; and
(2)approves of the expenditure or consumption of such materials, supplies, or equipment.
The Secretary of Defense may not loan to a country under this section any material if the material is a strategic and critical material and if, at the time the loan is to be made, the quantity of the material in the National Defense Stockpile (provided for under section
98b of title
50) is less than the quantity of such material to be stockpiled, as determined by the President under section
98b(a) of title
(d) “NATO ally” defined
For purposes of this section, the term “NATO ally” means a member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (other than the United States).
1996—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–164struck out “or major non-NATO” after “NATO” and “or a foreign country other than a member nation of NATO designated as a major non-NATO ally under section
2350a(i)(3) of title
10” after “(other than the United States)”.
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