36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 48833-48835 [2015-20057]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices FMS case JBV–$2.7B–16Dec92 FMS case ZAA–$1.3B–8Apr15 (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 Annex Attached. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 28 July 2015 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES POLICY JUSTIFICATION Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)— Patriot Advanced Capability–3 (PAC–3) Missiles and Support Equipment The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of six hundred (600) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC–3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) Missiles with containers, eight (8) PAC– 3 CRI Test Missiles for fly-to-buy. Also included are PAC–3 Telemetry Kits, PAC–3 Guidance Enhanced Missile (GEM) Flight Test Target/Patriot as a Target (PAAT) missiles, Fire Solution Computers, Launcher Modification Kits, PAC–3 Missile Round Trainers, PAC–3 Slings, Patriot Automated Logistics System (PALS) Kits, Shorting Plugs, spare and repair parts, lot validation and range support, support equipment, repair and return, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, Quality Assurance Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $5.4 billion. The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a partner which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The proposed sale will modernize and replenish Saudi Arabia’s current Patriot missile stockpile, which is becoming obsolete and difficult to sustain due to age and limited availability of repair parts. The purchase of the PAC–3 missiles will support current and future defense missions and promote stability within the region. Saudi Arabia, which already has Patriot missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 The proposed sale will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Dallas, Texas; and Raytheon Corporation in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Although offsets are requested, they are unknown at this time and will be determined during negotiations between Saudi Arabia and the contractor. Implementation of this sale will require approximately thirty (30) U.S. Government and forty (40) contractor representatives to travel to Saudi Arabia for up to sixty (60) months for equipment de-processing, fielding, system checkout, training, and technical logistics support. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 15–43 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended Annex 48833 4. Loss of this hardware, software, documentation and/or data could permit development of information which may lead to a significant threat to future U.S. military operations. 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. 5. A determination has been made that Saudi Arabia can provide substantially the same degree of protection for this technology as the U.S. Government. This proposed sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 6. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [FR Doc. 2015–20062 Filed 8–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The Patriot Air Defense System contains hardware components and critical/sensitive technology classified Confidential. The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC–3) Cost Reduction Initiative (CRI) Missile Four-Pack is classified Confidential, and the improved PAC–3 launcher hardware is Unclassified. The missiles requested represent significant technological advances for the existing Saudi Arabia Patriot system capabilities. With the incorporation of the PAC–3 missile, the Patriot System will continue to hold a significant technology lead over other surface-to-air missile systems in the world. 2. The PAC–3 sensitive/critical technology is primarily in the area of design and production know-how and primarily inherent in the design, development, and/or manufacturing data related to certain components. The list of components is classified Confidential. 3. Information on system performance capabilities, effectiveness, survivability, PAC–3 Missile seeker capabilities, select software/software documentation and test data are classified up to and including Secret. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 15–46] 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. SUMMARY: 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 15–46 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: August 11, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 48834 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Additional items included are M62 7.62mm 4 Ball/1 Tracer Linked Cartridges, .50 Cal Linked Cartridges (4 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Armor Piercing Incendiary (API)/1 Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (API– Arms Export Control Act, as amended T)), M792 25mm High Explosive Incendiary Tracer (HEI–T) Cartridges, (i) (U) Prospective Purchaser: M789 30mm High Explosive Dual Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, M889A2 (ii) (U) Total Estimated Value: 81mm High Explosive (HE) Cartridges Major Defense Equipment * $150 million Other .................................... $350 million with M783 Fuzes, 2.75 Inch Rockets with M151 High Explosive (HE) TOTAL .............................. $500 million Warhead and Point-Detonating (PD) Fuzes, 105mm High Explosive (HE) M1 (iii) (U) Description and Quantity or Cartridges without Fuzes, M557 PointQuantities of Articles or Services under Detonating (PD) Fuzes, M4A2 155mm Consideration for Purchase: Propellant Charges, M3A1 155mm (1,000,000) 430/M430A1 40mm High Propellant Charges, M82 Percussion Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Primers, M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes, Cartridges M18A/M18A1 Claymore Mines, M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades, and (60,000) M456A1 105mm High Guided Precision Aerial Delivery Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer (HEAT– System (GPADS). T) Cartridges (60,000) M107 155mm High Explosive Also included are spare and repair (HE) Projectiles parts, lot validation, publications and asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 15–46 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technical documentation, personnel training/training equipment, Quality Assurance Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical/logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) (U) Military Department: Army (VBQ, Amendment 2) (v) (U) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case UKB—$23.1M—12 Feb 75 FMS case VES—$307K—08 Mar 83 FMS case VJK—$22.7M—23 Jan 89 FMS case VMG—$7.2M—05 Sep 90 FMS case JAS—$15.5M—30 Nov 90 FMS case VTY—$13.7M—12 Oct 07 FMS case VCH—$9.3M—24 Mar 11 FMS case WAL—$2.7B—17 Oct 11 (vi) (U) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) (U) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None (viii) (U) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 29 July 2015 E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 EN14AU15.074</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 157 / Friday, August 14, 2015 / Notices *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (U) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)— Ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land Forces (RSLF) (U) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of (1,000,000) 430/M430A1 40mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, (60,000) M456A1 105mm High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer (HEAT–T) Cartridges, and (60,000) M107 155mm High Explosive (HE) Projectiles. Additional items included are M62 7.62mm 4 Ball/1 Tracer Linked Cartridges, .50 Cal Linked Cartridges (4 Armor Piercing Incendiary (API)/1 Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (API– T)), M792 25mm High Explosive Incendiary Tracer (HEI–T) Cartridges, M789 30mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, M889A2 81mm High Explosive (HE) Cartridges with M783 Fuzes, 2.75 Inch Rockets with M151 High Explosive (HE) Warhead and Point-Detonating (PD) Fuzes, 105mm High Explosive (HE) M1 Cartridges without Fuzes, M557 PointDetonating (PD) Fuzes, M4A2 155mm Propellant Charges, M3A1 155mm Propellant Charges, M82 Percussion Primers, M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes, M18A/M18A1 Claymore Mines, M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades, and Guided Precision Aerial Delivery System (GPADS). Also included are spare and repair parts, lot validation, publications and technical documentation, personnel training/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:50 Aug 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 training equipment, Quality Assurance Team, U.S. Government and contractor technical/logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $500 million. (U) This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. (U) The proposed sale will resupply the RSLF with the munitions they need to continue to protect their country’s southern border from ongoing attacks by hostile Houthi militia and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula forces. The KSA will have no difficulty absorbing these items into its inventory. (U) The proposed sale of this ammunition will not alter the basic military balance in the region. (U) The principal contractor for GPADS will be Airborne Systems North America in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The remaining items will be procured from a combination of Army stocks and new procurement. The principal contractors for these items are unknown at this time. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (U) Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Saudi Arabia. However, travel may be required for new equipment set up, training, and PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48835 technical support. The number and duration will be determined during contract negotiations. (U) There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2015–20057 Filed 8–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 15–30] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. 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: 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 15–30 with attached Policy Justification. SUMMARY: Dated: August 11, 2015. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 157 (Friday, August 14, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48833-48835]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 15-46]


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: 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 15-46 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. 15-46
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) (U) Prospective Purchaser: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    (ii) (U) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................    $150 million
Other...................................................    $350 million
                                                         ---------------
  TOTAL.................................................    $500 million
 

    (iii) (U) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:

(1,000,000) 430/M430A1 40mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) 
Cartridges
(60,000) M456A1 105mm High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer (HEAT-T) 
Cartridges
(60,000) M107 155mm High Explosive (HE) Projectiles

    Additional items included are M62 7.62mm 4 Ball/1 Tracer Linked 
Cartridges, .50 Cal Linked Cartridges (4 Armor Piercing Incendiary 
(API)/1 Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (API-T)), M792 25mm High 
Explosive Incendiary Tracer (HEI-T) Cartridges, M789 30mm High 
Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, M889A2 81mm High Explosive 
(HE) Cartridges with M783 Fuzes, 2.75 Inch Rockets with M151 High 
Explosive (HE) Warhead and Point-Detonating (PD) Fuzes, 105mm High 
Explosive (HE) M1 Cartridges without Fuzes, M557 Point-Detonating (PD) 
Fuzes, M4A2 155mm Propellant Charges, M3A1 155mm Propellant Charges, 
M82 Percussion Primers, M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes, M18A/M18A1 Claymore 
Mines, M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades, and Guided Precision Aerial 
Delivery System (GPADS).
    Also included are spare and repair parts, lot validation, 
publications and technical documentation, personnel training/training 
equipment, Quality Assurance Team, U.S. Government and contractor 
technical/logistics support services, and other related elements of 
logistics and program support.
    (iv) (U) Military Department: Army (VBQ, Amendment 2)
    (v) (U) Prior Related Cases, if any:

FMS case UKB--$23.1M--12 Feb 75
FMS case VES--$307K--08 Mar 83
FMS case VJK--$22.7M--23 Jan 89
FMS case VMG--$7.2M--05 Sep 90
FMS case JAS--$15.5M--30 Nov 90
FMS case VTY--$13.7M--12 Oct 07
FMS case VCH--$9.3M--24 Mar 11
FMS case WAL--$2.7B--17 Oct 11

    (vi) (U) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to 
be Paid: None
    (vii) (U) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense 
Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: None
    (viii) (U) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 29 July 2015


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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

(U) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)--Ammunition for the Royal Saudi Land 
Forces (RSLF)

    (U) The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 
(1,000,000) 430/M430A1 40mm High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) 
Cartridges, (60,000) M456A1 105mm High Explosive Anti-Tank Tracer 
(HEAT-T) Cartridges, and (60,000) M107 155mm High Explosive (HE) 
Projectiles. Additional items included are M62 7.62mm 4 Ball/1 Tracer 
Linked Cartridges, .50 Cal Linked Cartridges (4 Armor Piercing 
Incendiary (API)/1 Armor Piercing Incendiary Tracer (API-T)), M792 25mm 
High Explosive Incendiary Tracer (HEI-T) Cartridges, M789 30mm High 
Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) Cartridges, M889A2 81mm High Explosive 
(HE) Cartridges with M783 Fuzes, 2.75 Inch Rockets with M151 High 
Explosive (HE) Warhead and Point-Detonating (PD) Fuzes, 105mm High 
Explosive (HE) M1 Cartridges without Fuzes, M557 Point-Detonating (PD) 
Fuzes, M4A2 155mm Propellant Charges, M3A1 155mm Propellant Charges, 
M82 Percussion Primers, M1A2 Bangalore Torpedoes, M18A/M18A1 Claymore 
Mines, M67 Fragmentation Hand Grenades, and Guided Precision Aerial 
Delivery System (GPADS). Also included are spare and repair parts, lot 
validation, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training/training equipment, Quality Assurance Team, U.S. Government 
and contractor technical/logistics support services, and other related 
elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is 
$500 million.
    (U) This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national 
security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a strategic partner which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    (U) The proposed sale will resupply the RSLF with the munitions 
they need to continue to protect their country's southern border from 
ongoing attacks by hostile Houthi militia and Al-Qaida in the Arabian 
Peninsula forces. The KSA will have no difficulty absorbing these items 
into its inventory.
    (U) The proposed sale of this ammunition will not alter the basic 
military balance in the region.
    (U) The principal contractor for GPADS will be Airborne Systems 
North America in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The remaining items will be 
procured from a combination of Army stocks and new procurement. The 
principal contractors for these items are unknown at this time. There 
are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    (U) Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of 
any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Saudi 
Arabia. However, travel may be required for new equipment set up, 
training, and technical support. The number and duration will be 
determined during contract negotiations.
    (U) There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

[FR Doc. 2015-20057 Filed 8-13-15; 8:45 am]
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