36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 69437-69439 [2014-27598]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 12 Nov 2014 Policy Justification Iraq—Foreign Military Sales Order II (FMSO II) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Government of Iraq has requested a Foreign Military Sales Order II (FMSO II) to provide funds for blanket order requisitions, under a Cooperative Logistics Supply Agreement (CLSSA) for spare parts to support M1A1 Battle Tanks, M1070 Heavy Equipment Tactical Trucks, M88A1/2 Tank Recovery Vehicles, M113 Vehicles, M198 Towed Howitzers, M109A5 Self Propelled Howitzers, High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT), heavy and light machine guns, common repair sets, and additional authorized items with associated equipment and services. The estimated cost is $600 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 improve the security of a strategic partner. This proposed sale directly supports the Government of Iraq and serves the interests of the people of Iraq and the United States. Iraq requires continuing procurement and repair of spare parts through the U.S. Government’s FMSO II program in order to maintain its military fleets of tanks, vehicles, and other associated equipment. The spare parts and repair sets to be procured under this proposed sale are critical for maintaining these ground transportation vehicles in operational condition. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Michigan. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this sale will not require U.S. Government representatives or contractors to travel to Iraq. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. 69437 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 14–35] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, DOD. 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 14–35 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2014–27601 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] Dated: November 18, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P BILLING CODE 5001–O6–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 69438 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices Transmittal No. 14–35 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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: Iraq (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * Other .................................... $ 85 million. $ 12 million. TOTAL ............................. $ 97 million. * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services Under Consideration for Purchase: Up to 2,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems, weapon and test support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, transportation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (AAB) PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: 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: 12 Nov 2014 E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1 EN21NO14.002</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Iraq—Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of up to 2,000 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS), weapon and test support equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, transportation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $97 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 strategic partner. This proposed sale directly supports the Government of Iraq and serves the interests of the people of Iraq and the United States. The proposed sale will improve Iraq’s capacity to sustain security operations and strengthen its internal and external defense capabilities. The sale of APKWS will increase the Iraqi Army Aviation Command’s ability to carry out operations against terrorist forces while significantly reducing risk to civilians. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be BAE Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. The proposed sale will involve multiple trips to Iraq involving U.S. government and contractor representatives for approximately 3 years for program management, program and technical reviews, training, maintenance support, and site surveys. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Nov 20, 2014 Jkt 235001 There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 14–35 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 APKWS II All-Up-Round (AUR) is an air-to-ground weapon that consists of an APKWS II Guidance Section (GS), legacy 2.75-inch MK66 Mod 4 rocket motor and legacy MK152 and MK435/436 warhead/fuze. The APKWS is a tactical rocket system that can be launched from several platforms, offering multi-mission, multi-target capability and precision-strike lethality. These guided rockets are steered to the target by following reflected laser beam energy directed onto the target either by the launching aircraft, a second aircraft, or ground-based troops operating a laser designator. Hardware is Unclassified; information related to performance, effectiveness, vulnerabilities and counter-measure is 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 system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 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 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69439 objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. Any defense articles or services offered under this notification will only be delivered if the recipient has appropriate storage, security, and procedures in place to properly protect those items. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Iraq. [FR Doc. 2014–27598 Filed 11–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal Nos. 14–56] 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. 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 14–56 with attached transmittal, policy justification, and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: November 18, 2014. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–C E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-27598]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 14-35]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, DOD.

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 14-35 with attached transmittal, policy 
justification, and Sensitivity of Technology.

     Dated: November 18, 2014.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 14-35
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: Iraq
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............  $ 85 million.
Other...................................  $ 12 million.
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  TOTAL.................................  $ 97 million.
 
* As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services Under Consideration for Purchase: Up to 2,000 Advanced 
Precision Kill Weapon Systems, weapon and test support equipment, spare 
and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training and training equipment, transportation, U.S. Government and 
contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and 
other related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (AAB)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: 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: 12 Nov 2014

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POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Iraq--Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS)

    The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of up to 2,000 
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems (APKWS), weapon and test support 
equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, 
transportation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical 
and logistics support services, and other related elements of 
logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $97 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 strategic partner. This proposed sale directly supports 
the Government of Iraq and serves the interests of the people of Iraq 
and the United States.
    The proposed sale will improve Iraq's capacity to sustain security 
operations and strengthen its internal and external defense 
capabilities. The sale of APKWS will increase the Iraqi Army Aviation 
Command's ability to carry out operations against terrorist forces 
while significantly reducing risk to civilians.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor will be BAE Systems in Nashua, New 
Hampshire. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    The proposed sale will involve multiple trips to Iraq involving 
U.S. government and contractor representatives for approximately 3 
years for program management, program and technical reviews, training, 
maintenance support, and site surveys.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 14-35
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 APKWS II All-Up-Round (AUR) is an air-to-ground weapon that 
consists of an APKWS II Guidance Section (GS), legacy 2.75-inch MK66 
Mod 4 rocket motor and legacy MK152 and MK435/436 warhead/fuze. The 
APKWS is a tactical rocket system that can be launched from several 
platforms, offering multi-mission, multi-target capability and 
precision-strike lethality. These guided rockets are steered to the 
target by following reflected laser beam energy directed onto the 
target either by the launching aircraft, a second aircraft, or ground-
based troops operating a laser designator. Hardware is Unclassified; 
information related to performance, effectiveness, vulnerabilities and 
counter-measure is 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 system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
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. Any defense articles or services 
offered under this notification will only be delivered if the recipient 
has appropriate storage, security, and procedures in place to properly 
protect those items.
    4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Iraq.

[FR Doc. 2014-27598 Filed 11-20-14; 8:45 am]
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