36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 49759-49761 [2014-19892]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices FMS case QAT-$117M–4Mar10 FMS case QAF-$400M–17Jul08 FMS case QAB-$134M–6Feb06 FMS case NFQ-$98M–15Jan98 (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: 12 Aug 2014 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Saudi Arabia—AWACS Modernization Program tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has requested a sale of 5 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Block 40/45 Mission Computing Upgrade systems, 20 Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NG IFF) AN/UPX–40, communication equipment, provisioning, spare and repair parts, support equipment, Mission Planning System, repair and return, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The Block 40/45 major defense equipment includes new mission computing hardware and software with open architecture—including computers, servers, and mission interactive displays. The NG IFF major defense equipment includes receivers, interrogators and processor hardware for earlier detection of friendly contacts. The total estimated cost is $2.0 billion. The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and the national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability in the Middle East. These upgrades are a continuation of efforts to maintain interoperability with U.S. and coalition forces. The Royal Saudi Air Force’s (RSAF) AWACS fleet provides early warning of potential airborne threats to Saudi Arabia and manages friendly airborne assets. The sale of this equipment and support will enhance the RSAF’s ability to effectively VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 field, support, and employ this aircraft for the foreseeable future. The KSA has the ability to absorb and use the defense articles and services associated with the AWACS modernization effort. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the KSA. The principal contractor will be The Boeing Company in Kent, Washington. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 14–11 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. Identification and security classification of classified equipment, major components, subsystems, software, technical data (performance, maintenance, operational, R&M, etc.), documentation, training devices and services to be conveyed with the proposed sale: a. AWACS Block 40/45: The new mission computing system with Commercial Off-the Shelf (COTS) equipment significantly enhances the surveillance, identification, situational awareness and battle management capabilities of the AWACS. It will also provide on/off board, multi-source integration that produces ‘‘one-target/ one-track’’ automatic track initiation and combat ID, improved data link infrastructure and reduced operator workload. The COTS equipment is Unclassified. The system software will be classified Secret. b. Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe (IFF): The AN/UPX–40 system will include a new IFF Mode 5/ Mode S interrogator to improve tracking and identification of cooperative military and civil targets, reduce fratricide, and a Mode 5/Mode S transponder (AN/APX–119, Mark XIIA Digital Transponder) to respond to interrogations from military and civil PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49759 platforms. Hardware will be Mode 5 capable. The hardware and software will be Unclassified. The KIV–77 encryption device is Unclassified until keyed. 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 that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar advanced capabilities. 3. A determination has been made that the recipient country can provide 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. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [FR Doc. 2014–19994 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 13–50] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. 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, Transmittal 13–50 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: August 18, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49760 Transmittal No. 13–50 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: Turkey (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * Other ..................................... $290 million $ 30 million TOTAL .............................. $320 million VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: 145 AIM– 120C–7 Advanced Medium Range Airto-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 10 missile guidance sections, and 40 LAU–129 launchers, containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, integration activities, publications and technical documentation, test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and contractor logistics, engineering and technical support, and other related elements or logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (YAE) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case YAC-$75M–30Jul09 (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 EN22AU14.020</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Attached Annex (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 11 Aug 14 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Transmittal No. 13–50 POLICY JUSTIFICATION (vii) Sensitivity of Technology 1. The AIM–120C–7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) is a Beyond Visual Range weapon designed to engage an enemy well before the pilot can see it. It improves the aerial capabilities of U.S. and allied aircraft to meet the threat of enemy air-to-air weapons. The AIM– 120C–7 AMRAAM hardware, including the missile guidance section, is classified Confidential. The AMRAAM is an active radar-guided missile comprised of four sections: propulsion, control/electronics, fragmentation warhead, and guidance contained in a lightweight aluminum structure. The AMRAAM major components and subsystems range from Unclassified to Secret; and technical data and other documentation are classified up to Secret. 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 that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Item No. vii tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Turkey—AIM–120C–7 AMRAAM Missiles The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of 145 AIM– 120C–7 Advanced Medium Range Airto-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 10 missile guidance sections, and 40 LAU–129 launchers, containers, support equipment, spare and repair parts, integration activities, publications and technical documentation, test equipment, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics, engineering and technical support, and other related elements or logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $320 million. Turkey is a partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our NATO ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives. The Turkish Air Force (TAF) intends to obtain these missiles to modernize its inventory, which will support its own air defense needs and improve its interoperability with the U.S. and other NATO allies. These missiles will be used on the TAF’s F–16 aircraft (and eventually their F–35 aircraft) and will maintain the TAF’s air-to-air capability to defend its extensive coastline and borders against future threats. Turkey will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles 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 Raytheon Corporation in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Turkey involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews/support, program management, and training. U.S. contractor representatives will be required in Turkey for integration, testing, and training. The number and duration are unknown and will be determined during contract negotiations. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 [FR Doc. 2014–19892 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE [Docket ID: DoD–2014–OS–0124] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Defense Health Agency, DoD. Notice to add a new System of Records. AGENCY: ACTION: The Defense Health Agency proposes to add a new system of records, EDHA 01, entitled ‘‘Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Requests and Administrative Appeal Records’’ to its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. This system will be used to process access requests and administrative appeals under FOIA; to process access and amendment requests and administrative appeals under the Privacy Act; for litigation regarding agency action on such requests and administrative appeals; and to assist the DHA in carrying out any other SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 responsibility under FOIA or the Privacy Act. Comments will be accepted on or before September 22, 2014. This proposed action will be effective the day following the end of the comment period unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. DATES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: * Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. * Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. ADDRESSES: Ms. Linda S. Thomas, Chief, Defense Health Agency Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042–5101, or by phone at (703) 681–7500. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Defense Health Agency notices for systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, have been published in the Federal Register and are available from the address in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT or at the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office Web site at http:// dpclo.defense.gov/. The proposed system report, as required by 5 U.S.C. 552a(r) of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, was submitted on (July 28, 2014), to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to paragraph 4c of Appendix I to OMB Circular No. A– 130, ‘‘Federal Agency Responsibilities for Maintaining Records About Individuals,’’ dated February 8, 1996 (February 20, 1996, 61 FR 6427). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary 49761 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 13-50]


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 13-50 with attached transmittal, policy 
justification, and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: August 18, 2014.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 13-50
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: Turkey
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $290 million
 Other...................................  $ 30 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $320 million
 


    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 145 AIM-120C-7 Advanced 
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 10 missile guidance 
sections, and 40 LAU-129 launchers, containers, support equipment, 
spare and repair parts, integration activities, publications and 
technical documentation, test equipment, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics, 
engineering and technical support, and other related elements or 
logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (YAE)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case YAC-$75M-30Jul09
    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or

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Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Attached Annex
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 11 Aug 14

    * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Turkey--AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM Missiles

    The Government of Turkey has requested a possible sale of 145 AIM-
120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), 10 missile 
guidance sections, and 40 LAU-129 launchers, containers, support 
equipment, spare and repair parts, integration activities, publications 
and technical documentation, test equipment, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor logistics, 
engineering and technical support, and other related elements or 
logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $320 million.
    Turkey is a partner of the United States in ensuring peace and 
stability in the region. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to 
assist our NATO ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready 
self-defense. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives.
    The Turkish Air Force (TAF) intends to obtain these missiles to 
modernize its inventory, which will support its own air defense needs 
and improve its interoperability with the U.S. and other NATO allies. 
These missiles will be used on the TAF's F-16 aircraft (and eventually 
their F-35 aircraft) and will maintain the TAF's air-to-air capability 
to defend its extensive coastline and borders against future threats. 
Turkey will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles 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 Raytheon Corporation in Tucson, 
Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to 
Turkey involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for 
technical reviews/support, program management, and training. U.S. 
contractor representatives will be required in Turkey for integration, 
testing, and training. The number and duration are unknown and will be 
determined during contract negotiations.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 13-50
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 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) 
is a Beyond Visual Range weapon designed to engage an enemy well before 
the pilot can see it. It improves the aerial capabilities of U.S. and 
allied aircraft to meet the threat of enemy air-to-air weapons. The 
AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM hardware, including the missile guidance section, is 
classified Confidential. The AMRAAM is an active radar-guided missile 
comprised of four sections: propulsion, control/electronics, 
fragmentation warhead, and guidance contained in a lightweight aluminum 
structure. The AMRAAM major components and subsystems range from 
Unclassified to Secret; and technical data and other documentation are 
classified up to Secret.
    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 that might reduce weapon system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities.

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