36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 76823-76825 [2013-30120]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices Transmittal No. 13–52 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 (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment .... Other ...................................... $170 million $0 million Total ................................... $170 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: 750 BGM– 71 2B Tube-launched, Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missiles, 7 Fly-toBuy TOW2B missiles, 1,000 BGM–71 2A TOW missiles, 7 Fly-to-Buy TOW2A 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 (VTE) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS Case VAT—$13.6M—8 Nov 09 (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: 5 December 2013 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Policy Justification Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—TubeLaunched, Optically-Tracked WireGuided Missiles The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested the possible sale of 750 BGM– 71 2B Tube-launched, Optically-tracked Wire-guided (TOW) missiles, 7 Fly-toBuy TOW2B missiles, 1,000 BGM–71 2A TOW missiles, 7 Fly-to-Buy TOW2A 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 $170 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 critical partner who has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability in the Middle East. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 The proposed sale will support the Royal Saudi Land Forces’ (RSLF) defense and counter-terrorism missions, contribute to stability in the Kingdom and the region, and increase Saudi Arabia’s overall deterrence capability. It will also enhance the RSLF’s compatibility with U.S. forces and demonstrate the U.S.’s continued commitment to the RSLF’s modernization efforts. The proposed sale will not alter the basic military balance in the region. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with the potential sale. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed case. Transmittal No. 13–52 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, 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 missile can be launched from the same launcher platforms as the existing wireguided TOW 2A missile without modification to the launcher. The TOW 2A missile (both wire and RF) contains two tracker beacons (xenon and PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76823 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. 2013–30118 Filed 12–18–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 13–69] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. 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 13–69 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 76824 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2013 / Notices 8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation Also included are Communication Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Security equipment including AN/ARC– Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the 231, AN/ARC–210, AN/ARC–220 and Arms Export Control Act, as amended AN/ARC–201D radios, Identification (i) Prospective Purchaser: Austria Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC– (ii) Total Estimated Value: 92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support, facility Major Defense Equipment .... $ 72 million construction, spare and repair parts, Other ...................................... $ 65 million support equipment, communication Total ................................... $ 137 million equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and (iii) Description and Quantity or training equipment, site surveys, tool Quantities of Articles or Services under and test equipment, U.S. Government Consideration for Purchase: and contractor technical and logistics 3 UH–60M Black Hawk helicopters in support services, and other related standard USG configuration with element of program, technical and designated unique equipment and logistics support. Government Furnished Equipment (iv) Military Department: Army (VAR) (GFE) (v) Prior Related Cases: None 3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (vi) Sales Commission Fee, etc., Paid, (ASE) Offered, or agreed to be paid: None 7 T700–GE–701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare) (vii) Sensitivity of Technology 3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be sold: 1 Transportable Black Hawk See Attached Annex Operations Simulator (TBOS) 8 AN/AVS–9 Night Vision Goggles (viii) Date Report Delivered to 1 Aviation Ground Power Unit Congress: 5 Dec 13 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 13–69 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 18, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Policy Justification Austria—UH–60M Black Hawk Helicopters in Total Package Approach The Government of Austria has requested a possible sale of: 3 UH–60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) 3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE) 7 T700–GE–701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare) 3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems 1 Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator (TBOS) 8 AN/AVS–9 Night Vision Goggles 1 Aviation Ground Power Unit 8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation Also included are Communication Security equipment including AN/ARC– 231, AN/ARC–210, AN/ARC–220 and AN/ARC–201D radios, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC– 92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 EN19DE13.002</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C 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

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 13-69]


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, Transmittal 13-69 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. 13-69
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: Austria
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment..................  $ 72 million
Other....................................  $ 65 million
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  Total..................................  $ 137 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with 
designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE)
7 T700-GE-701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare)
3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems
1 Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator (TBOS)
8 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
1 Aviation Ground Power Unit
8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation
    Also included are Communication Security equipment including AN/
ARC-231, AN/ARC-210, AN/ARC-220 and AN/ARC-201D radios, Identification 
Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC-92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air 
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.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (VAR)
    (v) Prior Related Cases: 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: See Attached Annex
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 5 Dec 13
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

Policy Justification

Austria--UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in Total Package Approach

    The Government of Austria has requested a possible sale of:
3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with 
designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE)
7 T700-GE-701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare)
3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems
1 Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator (TBOS)
8 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
1 Aviation Ground Power Unit
8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation
    Also included are Communication Security equipment including AN/
ARC-231, AN/ARC-210, AN/ARC-220 and AN/ARC-201D radios, Identification 
Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC-92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air

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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
Annex
Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    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.
    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.
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