36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 49757-49759 [2014-19994]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Addition to the Procurement List. AGENCY: This action adds a product to the Procurement List that will be furnished by the nonprofit agency employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: September 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S. Clark Street, Suite 10800, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry S. Lineback, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Addition On June 20, 2014 (79 FR 35320), the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice of proposed addition to the Procurement List. 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Coverage: C-List for 100% of the requirements of the U.S. Army as aggregated by Army Contracting PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 14–11] 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, Transmittals 14–11 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: August 19, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 49758 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices 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: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * ............................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 repair parts, support equipment, Mission Planning System, repair and TOTAL ............................ $2.000 billion return, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and (iii) Description and Quantity or training equipment, U.S. Government Quantities of Articles or Services under and contractor logistics and technical Consideration for Purchase: 5 Airborne support services, and other related Warning and Control System (AWACS) elements of logistics and program Block 40/45 Mission Computing support. Upgrade systems, 20 Next Generation (iv) Military Department: USAF (QAT, Identification Friend or Foe (NG IFF) Amendment #3) AN/UPX–40, communication (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: equipment, provisioning, spare and Other .................................. Transmittal No. 14–11 $1.200 billion Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 $ .800 billion Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 EN22AU14.021</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C 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

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 163 (Friday, August 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49757-49759]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19994]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 14-11]


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, Transmittals 14-11 with attached transmittal, policy 
justification, and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: August 19, 2014.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 14-11
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 *..............................   $1.200 billion
Other..................................................   $ .800 billion
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  TOTAL................................................   $2.000 billion
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 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.
    (iv) Military Department: USAF (QAT, Amendment 3)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:


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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

    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 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 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.

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