36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 76825-76827 [2013-30119]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices worthiness support, facility construction, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related element of program, technical and logistics support. The estimated cost is $137 million. 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 and progress in Europe. The proposed sale of UH–60 Black Hawk helicopters will improve Austria’s capability to conduct domestic search and rescue missions, border surveillance operations, and contribute to international operations. The proposed sale will also contribute to the Austrian military’s modernization goals while enhancing interoperability between Austria, the U.S., and other allies. Austria, which has S–70A–42 aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional helicopters and support into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford, Connecticut. The engines will be purchased from General Electric Aircraft Company (GEAC) in Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require nine U.S. government or contractor representatives to travel to Austria for a period of up to five years for support. There will be no adverse impact on the U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 13–69 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 1. The UH–60M aircraft is a medium lift aircraft which includes two T–701D Engines, and the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit, which provides aircraft system, flight, mission, and communication management systems. The CAAS includes five Multifunction Displays (MFDs), two General Purpose Processor Units (GPPUs), two Control Display Units (CDUs) and two Data Concentrator Units (DCUs). The Navigation System will have Embedded GPS/INS (EGIs), two Digital Advanced Flight Control Systems (DAFCS), one ARN–149 Automatic Direction Finder, one ARN– 147 (VOR/ILS marker Beacon System), one ARN–153 TACAN, two air data computers, and one Radar Altimeter system. The communication equipment includes the APX–118A IFF, AN/ARC– 231 UHF/VHF–AM/FM and the AN/ ARC–201D/E VHF–FM. depending on the finalized configuration, the AN/ ARC–210 dual multiband radio and AN/ ARC–220 HF radio may also be included on the UH–60M. a. The AN/APX–118A, Transponder is classified Secret if Mode IV or Mode S fill is installed. b. The AN/ARC–210 radio is a multi mode radio with satellite communications capabilities. c. The AN/ARC–201D Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) is a tactical FM airborne radio subsystem that provides secure, anti-jam voice and data communication. The Enhanced Data Modes (EDM) of the radio employs a Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction (FEC) technique that provides enhanced bit-error-rate performance. That EDM Packet Data Mode supports packet data transfer from the airborne host computer to another airborne platform or the ground-based equivalent SINCGARS system. Performance capabilities, Electronic Countermeasures/Electronic Counter Countermeasures specifications and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) are classified Secret. d. A commercial variant of the AN/ ARC–201D is available to FMS customers. e. The AN/ARC–231 requires an exportable variant of the AN/ARC–231 radio, the MXF–4027. f. The Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) unit CN–1689–(H–764GU) contains sensitive GPS technology. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76825 2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures or equivalent systems which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 3. The benefits to be derived from this sale, as outlined in the Policy Justification outweigh the potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons. The Government of Austria is expected to afford all system related information and technologies the same degree of protection given to it by the United States. [FR Doc. 2013–30120 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 13–57] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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, Transmittal 13–57 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: December 13, 2013. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 76826 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Consideration for Purchase: 9,650 BGM–71 2A Tube-Launched, OpticallyTransmittal No. 13–57 Tracked Wire-Guided (TOW) RadioNotice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Frequency (RF) missiles, 4,145 BGM–71 Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the 2B Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked Arms Export Control Act, as amended Wire-Guided Aero RF missiles, 91 (i) Prospective Purchaser: Kingdom of TOW–2A Fly-to-Buy missiles, 49 TOW– Saudi Arabia Guard 2B Fly-to-Buy missiles, containers, (ii) Total Estimated Value: spare and repair parts, support Major Defense Equipment * .. $ 899 million equipment, tools and test equipment, Other ...................................... $ 1 million publications and technical documentation, personnel training and Total ................................... $ 900 million training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics, (iii) (Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under and technical support services, and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (ZAF, Amd #1) (v) Prior Related Cases: FMS case WGD—$13M—01 Nov 95 FMS case JBJ—$12M—28 Sep 90 FMS case WGK—$54M—27 Feb 01 FMS case WAI—$92M—15 Mar 10 (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. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 EN19DE13.001</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices 76827 being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. Transmittal No. 13–57 Policy Justification Annex [FR Doc. 2013–30119 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—TubeLaunched, Optically-Tracked WireGuided 2A/2B Radio-Frequency (RF) Missiles emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 5 December 2013 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The TOW 2B is a fly-over, shootdown version with the actual missile flight path offset above the gunner’s aim point. The TOW 2B flies over the target and uses a laser profilometer and magnetic sensor to detect and fire two downward-directed, explosively formed, penetrator warheads into the target. The TOW 2B has a range of 200 to 3750m. A Radio Frequency (RF) Data link replaced the traditional TOW wire guidance link in all new production variants of the TOW beginning in FY 07. No RF TOW AERO technical data will be released during program development without prior approval from the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation. The hardware for the TOW 2B is Unclassified. Software for performance data, lethality penetration and sensors are classified Secret. 2. The Radio-Frequency (RF) TOW 2A is a direct attack missile designed to defeat armored vehicles, reinforced urban structures, field fortifications and other such targets. The TOW 2A RF can be launched from the same launcher platforms as the existing wire-guided TOW 2A missile without modification to the launcher. Both TOW 2A missiles (wire and RF) contain two tracker beacons (xenon and thermal) for the launcher to track and guide the missile in flight. Guidance commands from the launcher are provided to the missile by an RF link contained within the missile case. The hardware, software, and technical publications provided with the sale thereof are Unclassified. However, the system itself contains sensitive technology that instructs the system on how to operate in the presence of countermeasures. The highest level of classified information that can be disclosed by sale, testing or reverse engineering is Secret. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the recipient country can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 9,650 BGM– 71 2A Tube-Launched, OpticallyTracked Wire-Guided (TOW) RadioFrequency (RF) missiles, 4,145 BGM–71 2B Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided Aero RF missiles, 91 TOW–2A Fly-to-Buy missiles, 49 TOW– 2B Fly-to-Buy missiles, containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $900 million. The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a critical partner who has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability in the Middle East. The proposed sale will support the Ministry of the National Guard’s defense and counter-terrorism missions. The sale will also improve Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet and defeat current and future threats from enemy armored vehicles. Saudi Arabia will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. Saudi Arabia, which already has TOW missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corporation of Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–26–000] Midwestern Gas Transmission Company; Prior Notice of Activity Under Blanket Certificate On December 4, 2013, Midwestern Gas Transmission Company (Midwestern) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) an application under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and Sections 157.205 and 157.208 the Commission’s regulations and Midwestern’s blanket authorization in CP82–414, 20 FERC 62,411 (1982). Midwestern requests authorization to construct 1.1 miles of 30-inch natural gas pipeline, abandon in place 1.0 mile of 30-inch pipeline and remove 300 feet of 30-inch pipeline located in Will County, Illinois. The facility changes are needed to accommodate the widening of a new highway interchange. Questions regarding this application may be directed to Denise Adams, Manager Rates and Regulatory Analysis, Midwestern Gas Transmission Company, 100 West 5th Street, ONEOK Plaza, Tulsa, Oklahoma, by calling (918) 732–1408, via fax at 918 732–1363 or Email: Denise.Adams@oneok.com. Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review (NSER). If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a NSER will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 244 (Thursday, December 19, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 13-57]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

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, Transmittal 13-57 with attached transmittal, policy 
justification, and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 13, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 13-57
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: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Guard
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $ 899 million
Other....................................  $ 1 million
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  Total..................................  $ 900 million
 

    (iii) (Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 9,650 BGM-71 2A Tube-
Launched, Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided (TOW) Radio-Frequency (RF) 
missiles, 4,145 BGM-71 2B Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided 
Aero RF missiles, 91 TOW-2A Fly-to-Buy missiles, 49 TOW-2B Fly-to-Buy 
missiles, containers, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools 
and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other 
related elements of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (ZAF, Amd 1)
    (v) Prior Related Cases:
FMS case WGD--$13M--01 Nov 95
FMS case JBJ--$12M--28 Sep 90
FMS case WGK--$54M--27 Feb 01
FMS case WAI--$92M--15 Mar 10
    (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.

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    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 5 December 2013
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

Policy Justification

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked Wire-
Guided 2A/2B Radio-Frequency (RF) Missiles

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 9,650 
BGM-71 2A Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided (TOW) Radio-
Frequency (RF) missiles, 4,145 BGM-71 2B Tube-Launched, Optically-
Tracked Wire-Guided Aero RF missiles, 91 TOW-2A Fly-to-Buy missiles, 49 
TOW-2B Fly-to-Buy missiles, containers, spare and repair parts, support 
equipment, tools and test equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. 
Government and contractor engineering, logistics, and technical support 
services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 
The estimated cost is $900 million.
    The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a critical partner who has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability in the Middle East.
    The proposed sale will support the Ministry of the National Guard's 
defense and counter-terrorism missions. The sale will also improve 
Saudi Arabia's capability to meet and defeat current and future threats 
from enemy armored vehicles. Saudi Arabia will use the enhanced 
capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its 
homeland defense. Saudi Arabia, which already has TOW missiles in its 
inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor will be Raytheon Corporation of Tucson, 
Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives 
to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 13-57
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 TOW 2B is a fly-over, shoot-down version with the actual 
missile flight path offset above the gunner's aim point. The TOW 2B 
flies over the target and uses a laser profilometer and magnetic sensor 
to detect and fire two downward-directed, explosively formed, 
penetrator warheads into the target. The TOW 2B has a range of 200 to 
3750m. A Radio Frequency (RF) Data link replaced the traditional TOW 
wire guidance link in all new production variants of the TOW beginning 
in FY 07. No RF TOW AERO technical data will be released during program 
development without prior approval from the Office of the Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports and Cooperation. 
The hardware for the TOW 2B is Unclassified. Software for performance 
data, lethality penetration and sensors are classified Secret.
    2. The Radio-Frequency (RF) TOW 2A is a direct attack missile 
designed to defeat armored vehicles, reinforced urban structures, field 
fortifications and other such targets. The TOW 2A RF can be launched 
from the same launcher platforms as the existing wire-guided TOW 2A 
missile without modification to the launcher. Both TOW 2A missiles 
(wire and RF) contain two tracker beacons (xenon and thermal) for the 
launcher to track and guide the missile in flight. Guidance commands 
from the launcher are provided to the missile by an RF link contained 
within the missile case. The hardware, software, and technical 
publications provided with the sale thereof are Unclassified. However, 
the system itself contains sensitive technology that instructs the 
system on how to operate in the presence of countermeasures. The 
highest level of classified information that can be disclosed by sale, 
testing or reverse engineering is Secret.
    3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce weapon system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar 
capabilities.
    4. A determination has been made that the recipient country can 
provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive 
technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is 
necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national 
security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification.
[FR Doc. 2013-30119 Filed 12-18-13; 8:45 am]
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