36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 66048-66051 [2011-27552]

Download as PDF 66048 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices Transmittal No. 11–09 Policy Justification Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended Argentina—C–130H Avionics Upgrade The Government of Argentina has requested a possible purchase of commercial-off-the-shelf avionics upgrade of five (5) C–130H aircraft that includes minor Class IV modifications, ground handling equipment, repair and return, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, programmed depot maintenance, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $166 million. The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a major non- NATO ally. The proposed sale will improve Argentina’s capability to meet current and future needs for its existing C–130 fleet. Argentina uses its C–130 in humanitarian and Antarctic missions. Argentina, which already has C–130s in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing the upgraded systems into its armed forces. The proposed sale will enhance U.S and Argentine Air Force relations. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractors for this sale are not known at this time. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the temporary assignment (i) Prospective Purchaser: Argentina (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment *. Other ......................... Total ................... $ 0 million. $166 million. $166 million. * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Commercial-off-the-shelf avionics upgrade of five (5) C–130H aircraft that includes minor Class IV modifications, ground handling equipment, repair and return, spare and repair parts, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, tools and test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, programmed depot maintenance, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (QAT) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 18 October 2011 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of approximately two (2) U.S. Government and 48 contractor representatives to Argentina during the duration of the program. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2011–27550 Filed 10–24–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 11–38] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 601– 3740. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittals 11–38 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: October 20, 2011. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices 66049 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 EN25OC11.002</GPH> sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–06–C 66050 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices Verification Flight Test missiles, 24 Captive Flight Trainers, 18 AN/VRC– Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of 92E exportable Single Channel Ground Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the and Airborne Radio Systems Arms Export Control Act, as amended (SINCGARS), 20 S250 Shelters, 20 High (i) Prospective Purchaser: Oman Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled (ii) Total Estimated Value: Vehicles (HMMWVs), 1 lot AN/MPQ– 64F1 SENTINEL Radar software, 290 Major Defense Equip- $1.068 billion AIM–120C–7 Surface-Launched ment *. Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Other ......................... $.180 billion Missiles, 6 Guidance Sections, SurfaceLaunched Advanced Medium Range Total ................... $1.248 billion Air-to-Air Missile (SL–AMRAAM) * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms software to support Oman’s Ground Export Control Act. Based Air defense System, training missiles, missile components, (iii) Description and Quantity or warranties, containers, weapon support Quantities of Articles or Services under equipment, repair and return, spare and Consideration for Purchase: 18 repair parts, publications and technical AVENGER Fire Units, 266 STINGER– Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, 6 and contractor technical support STINGER Block 1 Production services, and other related elements of Verification Flight Test missiles, 24 logistics support. The estimated cost is Captive Flight Trainers, 18 AN/VRC– $1.248 billion. 92E exportable Single Channel Ground This proposed sale will contribute to and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS), 20 S250 Shelters, 20 High the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled improve the security of a friendly Vehicles (HMMWVs), 1 lot AN/MPQ– country which has been, and continues 64F1 SENTINEL Radar software, 290 to be, an important force for political AIM–120C–7 Surface-Launched stability in the Middle East. Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air The proposed purchase of the Missiles, 6 Guidance Sections, SurfaceAVENGER fire units and SL–AMRAAM Launched Advanced Medium Range will improve Oman’s capability to meet Air-to-Air Missile (SL–AMRAAM) current and future regional threats. software to support Oman’s Ground Oman is developing a layered air Based Air defense System, training defense capability that incorporates a missiles, missile components, larger Foreign Military Sale-Direct warranties, containers, weapon support Commercial Sale hybrid effort. This equipment, repair and return, spare and modern multi-layered air defense repair parts, publications and technical system will be integrated into the documentation, personnel training and national command and control to training equipment, U.S. Government protect strategic locations in Oman and and contractor technical support its nearest vicinity. The system will services, and other related elements of serve as a deterrent to potential threats logistics support. from regional unmanned aerial vehicles, (iv) Military Department: Army (UJR) cruise missiles, and fighter aircraft. The Air Force (YEK) proposed sale will provide a significant (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS increase in Oman’s defensive capability case YEI–$68M–5Jun02 (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, while enhancing interoperability with the U.S. and other coalition forces. Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None Oman will have no difficulty absorbing (vii) Sensitivity of Technology this additional capability into its armed Contained in the Defense Article or forces. Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: The proposed sale of this equipment See Annex attached. and support will not alter the basic (viii) Date Report Delivered to military balance in the region. Congress: 18 October 2011 The prime contractors will be Policy Justification Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Oman—AVENGER Fire Units/STINGER Arizona, and Boeing of Huntsville, Alabama. Missiles/Surface-Launched AMRAAM The purchaser typically requests The Government of the Oman has offsets. Any offset agreements will be requested a possible sale of 18 defined in negotiations between the AVENGER Fire Units, 266 STINGER— purchaser and the contractor. Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Implementation of this proposed sale Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, 6 will require multiple trips to Oman STINGER Block 1 Production involving many U.S. Government or sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 11–38 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contractor representatives over a period of up to or over 15 years for program and technical support, equipment checkout, and training. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 11–38 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The AVENGER system is a lightweight, highly mobile, and transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapon system mounted on a high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV). It has a two-man crew and can operate in day or night, in clear or adverse weather conditions. The system incorporates an operator’s position with displays, fire control electronics, and Standard Vehicle Mounted Launcher (SVML). The SVML supports and launches multiple STINGER missiles. The highest classification of the AVENGER hardware is Confidential and the data and information is Secret. 2. The Captive Flight Trainer (CFT) is a simulated weapon with general appearance, weight, and center of gravity as the tactical missile, used at the operational level to provide training to the gunner in the techniques of acquiring, tracking, and engaging targets. CFT simulates STINGER missile target acquisition functions but does not contain a warhead or motor. CFT contains operational seeker hardware and firmware and must be protected in accordance with classified hardware guidance. Secret data could be obtained from the system by reverse engineering through extensive engineering analysis and testing. Access to AVENGER firmware and hardware could allow the development of counter-measures. 3. The STINGER–RMP Block I AntiAircraft missile is a fire-and-forget infrared missile system that can be fired from a number of ground-to-air and rotary wing platforms. The missile homes in on the heat emitted by either jet or propeller-driven, fixed wing aircraft or helicopters. The STINGER system employs a proportional navigation system that allows it to fly an intercept course to the target. The STINGER Block I International Missile System, hardware, software and documentation contain sensitive technology and are classified Confidential. The guidance section of the missile and tracking head trainer E:\FR\FM\25OCN1.SGM 25OCN1 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 206 / Tuesday, October 25, 2011 / Notices contain highly sensitive technology and are classified Confidential. No manportable grip stocks will be sold under these LOAs. 4. Missile System hardware and fire unit components contain sensitive critical technologies. The potential for reverse engineering is not significant for most technologies although the release of some end items could lead to development of countermeasures. STINGER critical technology is primarily in the area of design and production know-how and not enditems. This sensitive/critical technology is inherent in the hybrid microcircuit assemblies; microprocessors; magnetic and amorphous metals; purification; firmware; printed circuit boards; laser range finder; dual detector assembly; detector filters; missile software; optical coatings; ultraviolet sensors; semiconductor detectors infrared band sensors; compounding and handling of electronic, electro-optic, and optical materials; equipment operating instructions; energetic materials formulation technology; energetic materials fabrication and loading technology; and warhead components seeker assembly. The hardware for all versions of STINGER International Platform Launched Missile is classified Confidential. Information on vulnerability to electronic countermeasures and countermeasures, system performance capabilities and effectiveness, and test data are classified up to Secret. 5. The SL–AMRAAM is a lightweight day or night, and adverse weather nonline of sight system for countering cruise missiles and unmanned air vehicle threats with engagement capabilities in excess of 18 kilometers. The system is comprised of a Fire Control System, for command and control, and missile launcher fire unit platforms, which hold AIM–120 AMRAAM missiles. The SENTINEL radar (export variant), which will be sold separately via direct commercial sale (DCS), provides surveillance and fire control data for the system. 6. The AIM–120C–7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) is a new generation air-toair missile. The AIM–120C–7 AMRAAM hardware, including the missile guidance section, is classified Confidential. State-of-the-art technology is used in the missile to provide it with unique beyond-visual-range capability. Significant AIM–120C–7 features include a target detection device with embedded electronic countermeasures, an electronics unit within the guidance section that performs all radar signal processing, mid-course and terminal VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Oct 24, 2011 Jkt 226001 guidance, flight control, target detection and warhead burst point determination. Anti-tampering security measures have been incorporated into the AIM–120C– 7 to prevent exploitation of the AMRAAM software. 7. The AN/MPQ–64 SENTINEL Radar System is a fielded air defense radar system that provides the capability for SENTINEL to detect and classify small radar cross-section (RCS) targets, such as cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles at extended ranges. The system provides SHORAD system information dominance via a digital air picture for support of maneuver forces and critical assets. The ETRAC improvements to the SENTINEL radar also provide the capability to determine aircraft type and to support manned versus unmanned determinations to fully support precision engagements beyond visual range. The improved Secret-U.S. only SENTINEL radar includes hardware updates to the basic SENTINEL radar and Secret-U.S. only software that includes Electronic Countercountermeasures (ECCM), High-Range Resolution (HRR), and Hostile Aircraft Identification Equipment (HAIDE) capabilities. 8. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 11-38]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to 
fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 
July 21, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 
601-3740.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives,
    Transmittals 11-38 with attached transmittal, policy justification, 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: October 20, 2011.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 11-38

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended

    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Oman
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

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Major Defense Equipment *.................  $1.068 billion
Other.....................................  $.180 billion
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    Total.................................  $1.248 billion
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* As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 18 AVENGER Fire Units, 266 
STINGER-Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) Block 1 Anti-Aircraft 
missiles, 6 STINGER Block 1 Production Verification Flight Test 
missiles, 24 Captive Flight Trainers, 18 AN/VRC-92E exportable Single 
Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS), 20 S250 Shelters, 
20 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), 1 lot AN/MPQ-
64F1 SENTINEL Radar software, 290 AIM-120C-7 Surface-Launched Advanced 
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, 6 Guidance Sections, Surface-Launched 
Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SL-AMRAAM) software to 
support Oman's Ground Based Air defense System, training missiles, 
missile components, warranties, containers, weapon support equipment, 
repair and return, spare and repair parts, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. 
Government and contractor technical support services, and other related 
elements of logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (UJR) Air Force (YEK)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case YEI-$68M-5Jun02
    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or 
Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex attached.
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 18 October 2011

Policy Justification

Oman--AVENGER Fire Units/STINGER Missiles/Surface-Launched AMRAAM
    The Government of the Oman has requested a possible sale of 18 
AVENGER Fire Units, 266 STINGER--Reprogrammable Micro-Processor (RMP) 
Block 1 Anti-Aircraft missiles, 6 STINGER Block 1 Production 
Verification Flight Test missiles, 24 Captive Flight Trainers, 18 AN/
VRC-92E exportable Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems 
(SINCGARS), 20 S250 Shelters, 20 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled 
Vehicles (HMMWVs), 1 lot AN/MPQ-64F1 SENTINEL Radar software, 290 AIM-
120C-7 Surface-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, 6 
Guidance Sections, Surface-Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air 
Missile (SL-AMRAAM) software to support Oman's Ground Based Air defense 
System, training missiles, missile components, warranties, containers, 
weapon support equipment, repair and return, spare and repair parts, 
publications and technical documentation, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical support 
services, and other related elements of logistics support. The 
estimated cost is $1.248 billion.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability in the Middle East.
    The proposed purchase of the AVENGER fire units and SL-AMRAAM will 
improve Oman's capability to meet current and future regional threats. 
Oman is developing a layered air defense capability that incorporates a 
larger Foreign Military Sale-Direct Commercial Sale hybrid effort. This 
modern multi-layered air defense system will be integrated into the 
national command and control to protect strategic locations in Oman and 
its nearest vicinity. The system will serve as a deterrent to potential 
threats from regional unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles, and 
fighter aircraft. The proposed sale will provide a significant increase 
in Oman's defensive capability while enhancing interoperability with 
the U.S. and other coalition forces. Oman will have no difficulty 
absorbing this additional capability into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractors will be Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, 
Arizona, and Boeing of Huntsville, Alabama.
    The purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreements 
will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the 
contractor.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to 
Oman involving many U.S. Government or contractor representatives over 
a period of up to or over 15 years for program and technical support, 
equipment checkout, and training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

Transmittal No. 11-38

Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended

Annex
Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. The AVENGER system is a lightweight, highly mobile, and 
transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapon system mounted on a 
high mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV). It has a two-man 
crew and can operate in day or night, in clear or adverse weather 
conditions. The system incorporates an operator's position with 
displays, fire control electronics, and Standard Vehicle Mounted 
Launcher (SVML). The SVML supports and launches multiple STINGER 
missiles. The highest classification of the AVENGER hardware is 
Confidential and the data and information is Secret.
    2. The Captive Flight Trainer (CFT) is a simulated weapon with 
general appearance, weight, and center of gravity as the tactical 
missile, used at the operational level to provide training to the 
gunner in the techniques of acquiring, tracking, and engaging targets. 
CFT simulates STINGER missile target acquisition functions but does not 
contain a warhead or motor. CFT contains operational seeker hardware 
and firmware and must be protected in accordance with classified 
hardware guidance. Secret data could be obtained from the system by 
reverse engineering through extensive engineering analysis and testing. 
Access to AVENGER firmware and hardware could allow the development of 
counter-measures.
    3. The STINGER-RMP Block I Anti-Aircraft missile is a fire-and-
forget infrared missile system that can be fired from a number of 
ground-to-air and rotary wing platforms. The missile homes in on the 
heat emitted by either jet or propeller-driven, fixed wing aircraft or 
helicopters. The STINGER system employs a proportional navigation 
system that allows it to fly an intercept course to the target. The 
STINGER Block I International Missile System, hardware, software and 
documentation contain sensitive technology and are classified 
Confidential. The guidance section of the missile and tracking head 
trainer

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contain highly sensitive technology and are classified Confidential. No 
man-portable grip stocks will be sold under these LOAs.
    4. Missile System hardware and fire unit components contain 
sensitive critical technologies. The potential for reverse engineering 
is not significant for most technologies although the release of some 
end items could lead to development of countermeasures. STINGER 
critical technology is primarily in the area of design and production 
know-how and not end-items. This sensitive/critical technology is 
inherent in the hybrid microcircuit assemblies; microprocessors; 
magnetic and amorphous metals; purification; firmware; printed circuit 
boards; laser range finder; dual detector assembly; detector filters; 
missile software; optical coatings; ultraviolet sensors; semi-conductor 
detectors infrared band sensors; compounding and handling of 
electronic, electro-optic, and optical materials; equipment operating 
instructions; energetic materials formulation technology; energetic 
materials fabrication and loading technology; and warhead components 
seeker assembly. The hardware for all versions of STINGER International 
Platform Launched Missile is classified Confidential. Information on 
vulnerability to electronic countermeasures and countermeasures, system 
performance capabilities and effectiveness, and test data are 
classified up to Secret.
    5. The SL-AMRAAM is a lightweight day or night, and adverse weather 
non-line of sight system for countering cruise missiles and unmanned 
air vehicle threats with engagement capabilities in excess of 18 
kilometers. The system is comprised of a Fire Control System, for 
command and control, and missile launcher fire unit platforms, which 
hold AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles. The SENTINEL radar (export variant), 
which will be sold separately via direct commercial sale (DCS), 
provides surveillance and fire control data for the system.
    6. The AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) 
is a new generation air-to-air missile. The AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM hardware, 
including the missile guidance section, is classified Confidential. 
State-of-the-art technology is used in the missile to provide it with 
unique beyond-visual-range capability. Significant AIM-120C-7 features 
include a target detection device with embedded electronic 
countermeasures, an electronics unit within the guidance section that 
performs all radar signal processing, mid-course and terminal guidance, 
flight control, target detection and warhead burst point determination. 
Anti-tampering security measures have been incorporated into the AIM-
120C-7 to prevent exploitation of the AMRAAM software.
    7. The AN/MPQ-64 SENTINEL Radar System is a fielded air defense 
radar system that provides the capability for SENTINEL to detect and 
classify small radar cross-section (RCS) targets, such as cruise 
missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles at extended ranges. The system 
provides SHORAD system information dominance via a digital air picture 
for support of maneuver forces and critical assets. The ETRAC 
improvements to the SENTINEL radar also provide the capability to 
determine aircraft type and to support manned versus unmanned 
determinations to fully support precision engagements beyond visual 
range. The improved Secret-U.S. only SENTINEL radar includes hardware 
updates to the basic SENTINEL radar and Secret-U.S. only software that 
includes Electronic Counter-countermeasures (ECCM), High-Range 
Resolution (HRR), and Hostile Aircraft Identification Equipment (HAIDE) 
capabilities.
    8. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities.

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