36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 58335-58337 [2014-23074]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex attached (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 19 Sep 14 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pakistan—Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles The Government of Pakistan has requested a possible sale of 160 Navistar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles to include (110 MaxxPro Dash DXM, 30 MaxxPro Base DXM, 10 MaxxPro Dash DXM Ambulances, and 10 MaxxPro Recovery Vehicles with protection kits), spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and equipment training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $198 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 country vital to U.S. foreign policy and national security goals in South Asia. The proposed sale of MRAPs will ensure that Pakistan can effectively operate in hazardous areas in a safe, enhanced survivability vehicle, and improves Pakistan’s interoperability with U.S. forces. By acquiring this capability, Pakistan will be able to provide the same level of protection for its own forces as the United States provides for its forces. Pakistan, which currently possesses MRAPS, has successfully demonstrated the ability to operate and maintain the vehicles in counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations, and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional vehicles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not affect the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Navistar Defense Corporation in VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Madison Heights, Michigan. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of the proposed sale will require approximately two (2) U.S. Government and twenty-four (24) contractor representatives in Pakistan for a period of approximately 18 months to perform inspections and deprocessing of vehicles upon delivery; provide assistance in installation of vehicle accessory kits; provide fault diagnosis and repairs; perform corrective maintenance, to include accident and battle damage assessment and repairs; conduct operator and maintainer training; and conduct inventories and maintain accountability of USG provided material. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. 58335 could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce the weapon system’s effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. 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. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Pakistan. [FR Doc. 2014–23075 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Transmittal No. 14–32 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Office of the Secretary Annex [Transmittal Nos. 14–20] Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle is an armored, multi-purpose combat vehicle designed to support mounted urban operations to include convoy security support and dismounted patrols. It is designed to increase crew survivability. The vehicle has a blast-resistant underbody designed to protect the crew from mine blasts, fragmentation, and direct fire weapons. 2. All MRAP vehicle information needed to operate, train, and maintain the vehicles is Unclassified; some design and test data, design performance parameters, armoring methodology, vulnerabilities, armor types and configuration data are classified up to Secret. 3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the design performance and functional characteristics of specific hardware and software elements, the information 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 14–20 with attached transmittal, and policy justification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: September 24, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 58336 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 14–20 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: Lebanon (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment* .. Other ...................................... $ 0 million $180 million TOTAL ............................... $180 million VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: 18 Huey II rotary wing aircraft, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, repair and return, aircraft preparation for shipment, ferry and refueling support, component improvement program, U.S. Government and contractor engineering PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. (iv) Military Department: Army (WBL, Amendment #1) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case WBL–$58M–9Dec12 FMS case UZU–$8M–20Dec96 FMS case JAE–$18M–3Jan95 (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\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1 EN29SE14.001</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 188 / Monday, September 29, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Proposed Collection; Comment Request POLICY JUSTIFICATION AGENCY: Lebanon—Huey II Rotary Wing Aircraft and Support tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 17 Sep 14 ACTION: Department of the Army [Docket ID: USA–2014–0036] The Government of Lebanon has requested a possible sale of 18 Huey II rotary wing aircraft, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, repair and return, aircraft preparation for shipment, ferry and refueling support, component improvement program, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is $180 million. This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security interests by providing Lebanon with mobility capabilities needed to maintain internal security, enforce United Nation’s Security Council Resolutions 1559 and 1701, and counter terrorist threats. The proposed sale of these aircraft will enable Lebanon to meet present and future challenges posed by internal and border security threats, evacuations, search and rescue, and drug interdiction operations. The Huey II will augment Lebanon’s recently-purchased Huey II aircraft, help replace its aging fleet of UH–1H aircraft and provide the Lebanese Armed Forces with missioncapable assets. Lebanon will have no difficulty absorbing these additional aircraft into its armed forces. The proposed sale of these vehicles and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Lebanon involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives over a period of up to three years to provide program support and training. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2014–23074 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Sep 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Department of the Army, DoD. Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by November 28, 2014. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350–3100. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title 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. Any associated form(s) for this collection may be located within this same electronic docket and downloaded for review/testing. Follow the instructions at http:// www.regulations.gov for submitting comments. Please submit comments on any given form identified by docket number, form number, and title. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 58337 proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water Resources, Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center, P.O. Box 61280, New Orleans, LA 70161–1260, or call 703–428–6440. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Record of Arrivals and Departures of Vessels at Marine Terminals; ENG Form 3926; OMB Control Number 0710–0005. Needs and Uses: The Corps of Engineers uses ENG Form 3926 in conjunction with ENG 3925, 3925B, 3925C, and 3925P as the basic source of input to conduct the Waterborne Commerce Statistics data collection program. The data are used to justify maintenance and improvements of Federal navigation projects and to produce annual tonnage and trip statistics for U.S. waterways and channels. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Annual Burden Hours: 1,800. Number of Respondents: 300. Responses per Respondent: 12. Average Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Frequency: Monthly. The Corps of Engineers uses ENG Form 3926 as a quality control instrument by comparing the data collected on the Corps Vessel Operation report with that collected on ENG Form 3926. The information is voluntarily submitted by the respondents to assist the Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center in the identification of vessel operators who fail to report significant vessel moves and tonnage. For example, this information is invaluable in documenting the movement of petroleum out of Valdez, Alaska, without the information furnished on the ENG Form 3926, millions of tons of petroleum would go unreported each year. Under-reporting results in increased difficulty justifying maintenance of Federal navigation channels. Dated: September 23, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2014–23004 Filed 9–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\29SEN1.SGM 29SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 188 (Monday, September 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58335-58337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23074]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 14-20]


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 14-20 with attached transmittal, and 
policy justification.

    Dated: September 24, 2014.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 14-20
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: Lebanon
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*.................  $ 0 million
Other....................................  $180 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $180 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 18 Huey II rotary wing 
aircraft, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support equipment, 
publications and technical documentation, personnel training and 
training equipment, repair and return, aircraft preparation for 
shipment, ferry and refueling support, component improvement program, 
U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support 
services, and other related elements of logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (WBL, Amendment 1)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:
FMS case WBL-$58M-9Dec12
FMS case UZU-$8M-20Dec96
FMS case JAE-$18M-3Jan95
    (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: None.
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 17 Sep 14

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Lebanon--Huey II Rotary Wing Aircraft and Support

    The Government of Lebanon has requested a possible sale of 18 Huey 
II rotary wing aircraft, spare and repair parts, maintenance, support 
equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training 
and training equipment, repair and return, aircraft preparation for 
shipment, ferry and refueling support, component improvement program, 
U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics support 
services, and other related elements of logistics support.
    The estimated cost is $180 million.
    This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security 
interests by providing Lebanon with mobility capabilities needed to 
maintain internal security, enforce United Nation's Security Council 
Resolutions 1559 and 1701, and counter terrorist threats.
    The proposed sale of these aircraft will enable Lebanon to meet 
present and future challenges posed by internal and border security 
threats, evacuations, search and rescue, and drug interdiction 
operations. The Huey II will augment Lebanon's recently-purchased Huey 
II aircraft, help replace its aging fleet of UH-1H aircraft and provide 
the Lebanese Armed Forces with mission-capable assets. Lebanon will 
have no difficulty absorbing these additional aircraft into its armed 
forces.
    The proposed sale of these vehicles and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas. 
There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to 
Lebanon involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives over a 
period of up to three years to provide program support and training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

[FR Doc. 2014-23074 Filed 9-26-14; 8:45 am]
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