36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 77043-77045 [2012-31429]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with (OFP) data, loading of munitions mission planning data, loading of Global Positioning System (GPS) cryptographic keys, and declassification of munitions memory. CMBRE is a system that manages data and information classified up to Secret. 7. Software, hardware, and other data/ information, which is classified or sensitive, is reviewed prior to release to protect system vulnerabilities, design data, and performance parameters. Some end-item hardware, software, and other data identified above are classified at the Confidential and Secret level. Potential compromise of these systems is controlled through management of the hardware and software weapon systems on a case-by-case basis. 8. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 the specific hardware or software source code in this proposed sale, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of systems with similar or advance capabilities. [FR Doc. 2012–31420 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 12–69] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77043 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. SUMMARY: 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 12–69 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: December 26, 2012. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 77044 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Transmittal No. 12–69 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 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: Israel (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment* .. Other ...................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 $466 million $181 million Jkt 229001 Total ................................... $647 million * 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: 6,900 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) tail kits (which include 3,450 JDAM Anti-Jam KMU–556 (GBU–31) for MK–84 warheads; 1,725 KMU–557 (GBU–31) for BLU–109 warheads and 1,725 KMU– PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 572 (GBU–38) for MK–82 warheads); 3,450 MK–84 2000 lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 MK–82 500 lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 BLU–109 Bombs; 3,450 GBU–39 Small Diameter Bombs; 11,500 FMU–139 Fuses; 11,500 FMU– 143 Fuses; and 11,500 FMU–152 Fuses. Also included are spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 EN31DE12.004</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical support, and other related elements of program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (YAP) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case YEQ-$34 million-9Feb00 FMS case YET-$22 million-9Sep02 FMS case YEV-$18.5 million-16Jul04 FMS case YEX-$18.5 million-14Jul04 FMS case AMD-$3.1 million-6Jul06 FMS case AMF-$4.4 million-18Jul06 FMS case AMG-$44.4 million-18Jul06 FMS case AMH-$3 million-25Jul06 FMS case AMI-$12 million-23Jul06 FMS case AMJ-$17.8 million-25Jul06 FMS case AMK-$5.5 million-25Jul06 FMS case AML-$4.6 million-5Oct06 FMS case AMM-$6 million-8Jul06 FMS case AMN-$59.6 million-5Oct06 FMS case AMP-$10.3 million-31Aug06 FMS case AMQ-$26.2 million-5Oct06 FMS case AMR-$0.5 million-15Sep06 FMS case AMS-$13.7 million-5Mar07 FMS case AMV-$25.4 million-20Jun07 FMS case QDQ-$0.8 million-21Jul06 (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 Attached Annex. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 14 Dec 2012 POLICY JUSTIFICATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 6,900 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) tail kits (which include 3,450 JDAM Anti-Jam KMU–556 (GBU–31) for MK–84 warheads; 1,725 KMU–557 (GBU–31) for BLU–109 warheads and 1,725 KMU– 572 (GBU–38) for MK–82 warheads); 3,450 MK–84 2000 lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 MK–82 500 lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 BLU–109 Bombs; 3,450 GBU–39 Small Diameter Bombs; 11,500 FMU–139 Fuses; 11,500 FMU– 143 Fuses; and 11,500 FMU–152 Fuses. Also included are spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical support, and other related elements of program support. The estimated cost is $647 million. The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives. 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 Transmittal No. 12–69 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 1. The Joint Direct Attack Munition is a weapon guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into precision-guided ‘‘smart’’ munitions. By adding a new tail section containing Inertial Navigation System (INS) guidance/Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance to unguided bombs, the cost effective JDAM provides precise weapon delivery in any weather, given an accurate set of coordinates The INS, using updates from the GPS, helps guide the bomb to the target via the use of movable tail fins. Weapon accuracy is dependent on the quality of target coordinates and present position as entered into the guidance control unit. After weapon release, movable tail fins guide the weapon to the target coordinates. In addition to the tail kit, other elements in the overall system that are essential for successful employment include: Access to accurate target coordinates INS/GPS capability Operational Test and Evaluation Plan 2. The Guided Bomb Unit-39 (GBU– 39) Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is a 250-lb precision guided munition that is intended to provide aircraft with the potential to simultaneously strike an PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 increased number of targets per sortie. Aircraft are able to carry four SDBs in place of one 2,000-lb bomb. The GBU– 39 is a conventional munition that is currently integrated in the F–15 air-toground platform. The SDB is equipped with a GPS-aided inertial navigation system to attack fixed/stationary targets such as fuel depots and bunkers. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of specific hardware, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapons system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. [FR Doc. 2012–31429 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Establishment of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees DoD. Establishment of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Israel—Munitions VerDate Mar<15>2010 The proposed sale of munitions will enable Israel to maintain operational capability of its existing systems. Israel, which already has these munitions in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional munitions into its armed forces. The proposed sale of munitions will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in St. Charles, Missouri; KDI Precision Products in Cincinnati, Ohio; ATK (Alliant Tech Systems, Inc.) in Edina, Minnesota; Kaman Dayron in Orlando, Florida; General Dynamics in Garland, Texas; and Elwood National Forge Co. in Irvine, Pennsylvania. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Israel. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. 77045 Under the provisions of 10 U.S.C. 2166(e), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a), the Department of Defense gives notice that it is establishing the charter for the Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee (hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Committee’’). The Committee shall provide the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Director of Administration and Management (DA&M), independent advice and recommendations on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) program to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Committee shall report to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the DA&M. The DA&M may act upon the Committee’s advice and recommendations. The Committee shall be composed of no more than 20 members, who are appointed by the Secretary of Defense. These members shall represent Vietnam Veterans, their families, and the American public. Candidates for the Committee shall be selected from the Military Services (both retired veterans and active members who served during the Vietnam era), the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Intelligence Community. In addition, candidates SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 12-69]


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 12-69 with attached transmittal, policy 
justification, and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 26, 2012.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 12-69
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: Israel
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*.................  $466 million
Other....................................  $181 million
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  Total..................................  $647 million
 
* 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: 6,900 Joint Direct Attack 
Munitions (JDAM) tail kits (which include 3,450 JDAM Anti-Jam KMU-556 
(GBU-31) for MK-84 warheads; 1,725 KMU-557 (GBU-31) for BLU-109 
warheads and 1,725 KMU-572 (GBU-38) for MK-82 warheads); 3,450 MK-84 
2000 lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 MK-82 500 lb General Purpose 
Bombs; 1,725 BLU-109 Bombs; 3,450 GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs; 11,500 
FMU-139 Fuses; 11,500 FMU-143 Fuses; and 11,500 FMU-152 Fuses. Also 
included are spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel 
training and training equipment, publications and technical

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documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and technical 
support, and other related elements of program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (YAP)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:
FMS case YEQ-$34 million-9Feb00
FMS case YET-$22 million-9Sep02
FMS case YEV-$18.5 million-16Jul04
FMS case YEX-$18.5 million-14Jul04
FMS case AMD-$3.1 million-6Jul06
FMS case AMF-$4.4 million-18Jul06
FMS case AMG-$44.4 million-18Jul06
FMS case AMH-$3 million-25Jul06
FMS case AMI-$12 million-23Jul06
FMS case AMJ-$17.8 million-25Jul06
FMS case AMK-$5.5 million-25Jul06
FMS case AML-$4.6 million-5Oct06
FMS case AMM-$6 million-8Jul06
FMS case AMN-$59.6 million-5Oct06
FMS case AMP-$10.3 million-31Aug06
FMS case AMQ-$26.2 million-5Oct06
FMS case AMR-$0.5 million-15Sep06
FMS case AMS-$13.7 million-5Mar07
FMS case AMV-$25.4 million-20Jun07
FMS case QDQ-$0.8 million-21Jul06
    (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 Attached Annex.
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 14 Dec 2012

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Israel--Munitions

    The Government of Israel has requested a possible sale of 6,900 
Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) tail kits (which include 3,450 
JDAM Anti-Jam KMU-556 (GBU-31) for MK-84 warheads; 1,725 KMU-557 (GBU-
31) for BLU-109 warheads and 1,725 KMU-572 (GBU-38) for MK-82 
warheads); 3,450 MK-84 2000 lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 MK-82 500 
lb General Purpose Bombs; 1,725 BLU-109 Bombs; 3,450 GBU-39 Small 
Diameter Bombs; 11,500 FMU-139 Fuses; 11,500 FMU-143 Fuses; and 11,500 
FMU-152 Fuses. Also included are spare and repair parts, support 
equipment, personnel training and training equipment, publications and 
technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and 
technical support, and other related elements of program support.
    The estimated cost is $647 million.
    The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is 
vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and 
maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale 
is consistent with those objectives.
    The proposed sale of munitions will enable Israel to maintain 
operational capability of its existing systems. Israel, which already 
has these munitions in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing 
these additional munitions into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of munitions will not alter the basic military 
balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in St. 
Charles, Missouri; KDI Precision Products in Cincinnati, Ohio; ATK 
(Alliant Tech Systems, Inc.) in Edina, Minnesota; Kaman Dayron in 
Orlando, Florida; General Dynamics in Garland, Texas; and Elwood 
National Forge Co. in Irvine, Pennsylvania. There are no known offset 
agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives to Israel.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 12-69
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 Joint Direct Attack Munition is a weapon guidance kit that 
converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into precision-guided 
``smart'' munitions. By adding a new tail section containing Inertial 
Navigation System (INS) guidance/Global Positioning System (GPS) 
guidance to unguided bombs, the cost effective JDAM provides precise 
weapon delivery in any weather, given an accurate set of coordinates 
The INS, using updates from the GPS, helps guide the bomb to the target 
via the use of movable tail fins. Weapon accuracy is dependent on the 
quality of target coordinates and present position as entered into the 
guidance control unit. After weapon release, movable tail fins guide 
the weapon to the target coordinates. In addition to the tail kit, 
other elements in the overall system that are essential for successful 
employment include:
    Access to accurate target coordinates
    INS/GPS capability
    Operational Test and Evaluation Plan
    2. The Guided Bomb Unit-39 (GBU-39) Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) is a 
250-lb precision guided munition that is intended to provide aircraft 
with the potential to simultaneously strike an increased number of 
targets per sortie. Aircraft are able to carry four SDBs in place of 
one 2,000-lb bomb. The GBU-39 is a conventional munition that is 
currently integrated in the F-15 air-to-ground platform. The SDB is 
equipped with a GPS-aided inertial navigation system to attack fixed/
stationary targets such as fuel depots and bunkers.
    3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of specific hardware, the information could be used to develop 
countermeasures which might reduce weapons system effectiveness or be 
used in the development of a system with similar or advanced 
capabilities.
[FR Doc. 2012-31429 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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