36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 48843-48844 [2015-20047]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 12. A determination has been made that Japan is capable of providing substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. The sale is necessary to advance the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 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: [FR Doc. 2015–20053 Filed 8–13–15; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Sarah A. Ragan or Heather N. Harwell, DSCA/LMO, (703) 604–1546/(703) 607– 5339. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 15–39 with attached Policy Justification. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 15–39] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, DoD. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 Dated: August 11, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 EN14AU15.072</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES will be provided at classification levels up to and including SECRET. 10. AN/UPX–29 is an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) digital transponder and is also used for the safe operation of military aircraft in civilian airspace. The AN/UPX–29 meets all United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mode 5 requirements. The hardware is unclassified, however, associated key mat is classified as Secret. Japan currently has the AN/ UPX–29 installed on other surface ships and is in the process of receiving the mode 5 upgrade. 11. 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. 48843 48844 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices parts, publications and technical Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of documentation, repair and return, Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Group A and B installation, flight test and certification, personnel training and Arms Export Control Act, as amended training equipment, U.S. Government (i) Prospective Purchaser: The United and contractor logistics, engineering, Arab Emirates (UAE) and technical support services, and (ii) Total Estimated Value: other related elements of logistics and Major Defense Equipment * .. $57 million program support. The total estimated Other ...................................... $278 million cost is $335 million. This proposed sale will contribute to TOTAL ............................... $ 335 million the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to (iii) Description and Quantity or improve the security of a partner Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: four (4) AN/ country which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared stability and economic progress in the Countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for Middle East. its Head of State aircraft. The sale This proposed sale of DIRCM will consists of: twenty (20) Small Laser Transmitter Assemblies, ten (10) System help provide protection to the UAE’s Head of State aircraft. DIRCM will Processors, and thirty (30) AN/AAR–54 facilitate a more robust capability Missile Warning System sensors. The against increased missile threats. The sale also includes Control Interface Units (CIU), Selective Availability Anti- sale of this advanced system will enhance the safety of the UAE’s political Spoofing Modules (SAASM), Classified User Data Module (UDM) cards, support leadership while bolstering U.S.-UAE relations. The UAE will have no and test equipment, spare and repair difficulty absorbing these systems into parts, publications and technical its armed forces. documentation, repair and return, The proposed sale of this equipment Group A and B installation, flight test and certification, personnel training and and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. training equipment, U.S. Government The principal contractors will be The and contractor logistics, engineering, Boeing Company in Chicago, Illinois; and technical support services, and and Northrop Grumman Corporation in other related elements of logistics and Rolling Meadows, Illinois. There are no program support. known offset agreements proposed in (iv) Military Department: Air Force connection with this potential sale. (QAH) Implementation of this sale provides (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, for one Field Service representative to live in the UAE for up to two years. Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None Also, implementation will require U.S. (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Government or contractor Contained in the Defense Article or representatives to travel to the UAE for Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: up to 6 years to conduct program See Attached Annex execution, delivery, technical support (viii) Date Report Delivered to and training. Congress: 28 July 2015 There will be no adverse impact on * As defined in Section 47(6) of the U.S. defense readiness as a result of this Arms Export Control Act. sale. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Transmittal No. 15–39 Transmittal No. 15–39 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES United Arab Emirates (UAE)—AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) Systems Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer, Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act The United Arab Emirates has requested a possible sale of four (4) AN/ AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for its Head of State aircraft. The sale consists of: twenty (20) Small Laser Transmitter Assemblies, ten (10) System Processors, and thirty (30) AN/AAR–54 Missile Warning System sensors. The sale also includes Control Interface Units (CIU), Selective Availability AntiSpoofing Modules (SAASM), Classified User Data Module (UDM) cards, support and test equipment, spare and repair Annex VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: The AN/AAQ–24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system is a self-contained, directed energy countermeasures system designed to protect aircraft from infrared-guided surface-to-air missiles. The system features digital technology and micro-miniature solid-state electronics. The system operates in all conditions, detecting incoming missiles PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and jamming infrared-seeker equipped missiles with aimed bursts of laser energy. The DIRCM system consists of multiple missile warning sensors (AAR– 54), one or more Small Laser Turret Assemblies (SLTA), a System Processor (SP) computer, a Control Indicator (CI), and a classified User Data Memory (UDM) card containing the laser jamming codes. The UDM card is loaded into the SP prior to flight; when not in use, the UDM card is removed from the SP and put in secure storage. The AAR– 54 missile warning sensors are mounted on the aircraft exterior to provide omnidirectional protection. The sensors detect the rocket plume of missiles and sends appropriate data signals to the CP for processing. The CP analyzes the data from each sensor and automatically deploys the appropriate countermeasure via the SLTA. The CI displays the incoming threat to allow the pilot to take additional appropriate action. The SP also contains Built-In-Test (BIT) circuitry. DIRCM hardware and software, including Operational Flight Program and jam codes are classified Secret. The technical data and documentation to be provided are Unclassified. 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 system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. A determination has been made that the UAE 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. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the UAE. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 157 (Friday, August 14, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 15-39]


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: Sarah A. Ragan or Heather N. Harwell, 
DSCA/LMO, (703) 604-1546/(703) 607-5339.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 15-39 with attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: August 11, 2015.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 15-39
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: The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $57 million
Other....................................  $278 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $ 335 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: four (4) AN/AAQ 24(V) 
Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for its Head of 
State aircraft. The sale consists of: twenty (20) Small Laser 
Transmitter Assemblies, ten (10) System Processors, and thirty (30) AN/
AAR-54 Missile Warning System sensors. The sale also includes Control 
Interface Units (CIU), Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Modules 
(SAASM), Classified User Data Module (UDM) cards, support and test 
equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical 
documentation, repair and return, Group A and B installation, flight 
test and certification, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. 
Government and contractor logistics, engineering, and technical support 
services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (QAH)
    (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: 28 July 2015

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

United Arab Emirates (UAE)--AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared 
Countermeasures (DIRCM) Systems

    The United Arab Emirates has requested a possible sale of four (4) 
AN/AAQ 24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for 
its Head of State aircraft. The sale consists of: twenty (20) Small 
Laser Transmitter Assemblies, ten (10) System Processors, and thirty 
(30) AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning System sensors. The sale also includes 
Control Interface Units (CIU), Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing 
Modules (SAASM), Classified User Data Module (UDM) cards, support and 
test equipment, spare and repair parts, publications and technical 
documentation, repair and return, Group A and B installation, flight 
test and certification, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. 
Government and contractor logistics, engineering, and technical support 
services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. 
The total estimated cost is $335 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 partner country which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    This proposed sale of DIRCM will help provide protection to the 
UAE's Head of State aircraft. DIRCM will facilitate a more robust 
capability against increased missile threats. The sale of this advanced 
system will enhance the safety of the UAE's political leadership while 
bolstering U.S.-UAE relations. The UAE will have no difficulty 
absorbing these systems into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be The Boeing Company in Chicago, 
Illinois; and Northrop Grumman Corporation in Rolling Meadows, 
Illinois. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this sale provides for one Field Service 
representative to live in the UAE for up to two years. Also, 
implementation will require U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives to travel to the UAE for up to 6 years to conduct 
program execution, delivery, technical support and training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this sale.
Transmittal No. 15-39
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:
    The AN/AAQ-24(V) Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) 
system is a self-contained, directed energy countermeasures system 
designed to protect aircraft from infrared-guided surface-to-air 
missiles. The system features digital technology and micro-miniature 
solid-state electronics. The system operates in all conditions, 
detecting incoming missiles and jamming infrared-seeker equipped 
missiles with aimed bursts of laser energy. The DIRCM system consists 
of multiple missile warning sensors (AAR-54), one or more Small Laser 
Turret Assemblies (SLTA), a System Processor (SP) computer, a Control 
Indicator (CI), and a classified User Data Memory (UDM) card containing 
the laser jamming codes. The UDM card is loaded into the SP prior to 
flight; when not in use, the UDM card is removed from the SP and put in 
secure storage. The AAR-54 missile warning sensors are mounted on the 
aircraft exterior to provide omni-directional protection. The sensors 
detect the rocket plume of missiles and sends appropriate data signals 
to the CP for processing. The CP analyzes the data from each sensor and 
automatically deploys the appropriate countermeasure via the SLTA. The 
CI displays the incoming threat to allow the pilot to take additional 
appropriate action. The SP also contains Built-In-Test (BIT) circuitry. 
DIRCM hardware and software, including Operational Flight Program and 
jam codes are classified Secret. The technical data and documentation 
to be provided are Unclassified.
    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 system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system 
with similar or advanced capabilities.
    A determination has been made that the UAE 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.
    All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have 
been authorized for release and export to the UAE.

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