In the next few weeks, the US Air Force plans to roll out changes to its foreign military sales processes in the hopes of speeding up international purchases.

Most of the changes will focus on the “front end” of the process, including improvements to the way the Air Force gathers requirements from a potential customer, said Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said during a joint interview with Defense News and sister publication Air Force Times.

“Maybe a foreign country doesn’t state its requirements in an expansive enough manner, and if we had people better trained on how to work with them in this regard, perhaps those requirements could be [better] shaped,” she said Aug. 3. “So I think you can probably suspect there will be some additional education for those that are getting ready to go overseas and who will be working with the allies.” […]