36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 27122-27124 [2016-10551]

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The estimated cost is $260 million. (iv) Military Department: U.S. Navy (AAD) (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 E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 EN05MY16.025</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C 27123 27124 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2016 / Notices (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 21 April 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Qatar—RIM–116C and RIM–116C–2 Rolling Airframe Missiles The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of twohundred and fifty-two (252) RIM–116C Rolling Airframe Tactical Missiles, and two (2) RIM 116C–2 Rolling Airframe Telemetry Missiles. Also included are support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, live fire test event support, and other related integration elements. The total estimated value of MDE is $227 million. The overall total estimated value is $260 million. This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country. Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region. This proposed sale will provide Qatar with military capabilities to protect its naval forces and nearby oil/gas infrastructure from air and missile threats. Qatar will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment, services, and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by U.S. Government and contractor representatives to participate in program and technical reviews, system integration, as well as training and maintenance support in country for a period of thirty-six (36) months. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 16–07 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: The RIM–116C Rolling Airframe Missile is an autonomous (i.e., ‘‘fire and forget’’) lightweight, supersonic, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 May 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 surface-to-air tactical missile for ship self-defense against current and evolving anti-ship cruise missile threats. Advanced technology in the RIM–116C includes dual-mode RF/IR (radio frequency/infrared) guidance with IR all-the-way capability for non-emitting threats. The highest classification of the hardware, embedded software, and maintenance is CONFIDENTIAL. The RIM–116C–2 is a non-tactical telemetry round, used primarily for test and training purposes; it includes an unclassified telemeter which replaces the warhead section. The data set, generated by RIM–116C–2 is UNCLASSIFIED. The Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a product of a cooperative program with Germany and has been executed, since 1976, under a series of governing Memoranda of Understanding/ Memoranda of Agreements (MOU/ MOAs) for the development, production, and in-service support between the United States and Germany. A determination has been made that the Government of Qatar can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of 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 Government of Qatar. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-07]


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: Heather N. Harwell, DSCA/LMO, (703) 
697-9217.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives,
    Transmittal 16-07 with attached Policy Justification and 
Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: May 2, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-07
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: Government of Qatar
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $ 227 million
Other....................................  $ 33 million
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Total                                      $ 260 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):

Two-hundred and fifty-two (252) RIM 116C Rolling Airframe Tactical 
Missiles
Two (2) RIM 116C-2 Rolling Airframe Telemetry Missiles
    Also included are the following non-MDE items; support equipment, 
publications, technical documentation, personnel training, U.S. 
Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support 
services, live fire test event support, and other related integration 
elements. The estimated cost is $260 million.

    (iv) Military Department: U.S. Navy (AAD)
    (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

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    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 21 April 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Qatar--RIM-116C and RIM-116C-2 Rolling Airframe Missiles

    The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of two-
hundred and fifty-two (252) RIM-116C Rolling Airframe Tactical 
Missiles, and two (2) RIM 116C-2 Rolling Airframe Telemetry Missiles. 
Also included are support equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering, technical and logistics support services, live fire test 
event support, and other related integration elements. The total 
estimated value of MDE is $227 million. The overall total estimated 
value is $260 million.
    This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
friendly country. Qatar is an important force for political stability 
and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region. This proposed sale 
will provide Qatar with military capabilities to protect its naval 
forces and nearby oil/gas infrastructure from air and missile threats. 
Qatar will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed 
forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment, services, and support will not 
alter the basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems in 
Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in 
connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by 
U.S. Government and contractor representatives to participate in 
program and technical reviews, system integration, as well as training 
and maintenance support in country for a period of thirty-six (36) 
months.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-07
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended
Annex
Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    The RIM-116C Rolling Airframe Missile is an autonomous (i.e., 
``fire and forget'') lightweight, supersonic, surface-to-air tactical 
missile for ship self-defense against current and evolving anti-ship 
cruise missile threats. Advanced technology in the RIM-116C includes 
dual-mode RF/IR (radio frequency/infrared) guidance with IR all-the-way 
capability for non-emitting threats. The highest classification of the 
hardware, embedded software, and maintenance is CONFIDENTIAL. The RIM-
116C-2 is a non-tactical telemetry round, used primarily for test and 
training purposes; it includes an unclassified telemeter which replaces 
the warhead section. The data set, generated by RIM-116C-2 is 
UNCLASSIFIED.
    The Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) is a product of a cooperative 
program with Germany and has been executed, since 1976, under a series 
of governing Memoranda of Understanding/Memoranda of Agreements (MOU/
MOAs) for the development, production, and in-service support between 
the United States and Germany.
    A determination has been made that the Government of Qatar can 
provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive 
technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is 
necessary in furtherance of 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 Government of Qatar.

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