36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 27125-27126 [2016-10562]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2016 / Notices Dated: May 2, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–10563 Filed 5–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–19] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 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 16–19 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: May 2, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P BILLING CODE 5001–06–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 May 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 EN05MY16.026</GPH> written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. 27125 27126 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2016 / Notices Transmittal No. 16–19 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 Australia (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... $1.08 billion $ .14 billion Total ................................... $1.22 billion (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services Under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Up to 450 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AIM–120D) Up to 34 AIM–120D Air Vehicles Instrumented (AAVI) Up to 6 Instrumented Test Vehicles (ITVs) Up to 10 spare AIM–120 Guidance Sections (GSs) Non-MDE: This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Containers, weapon system support equipment, support and test equipment, site survey, transportation, repair and return warranties, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel training, and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representative engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (YLD) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AT–D– YKX–01 DEC 98, AT–D–YLB–06 OCT– 11 AT–D–YLC–25 FEB–15 (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: 21 April 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Australia—AIM–120D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles: The Government of Australia requested a possible sale of: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Up to 450 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AIM–120D) Up to 34 AIM–120D Air Vehicles Instrumented (AAVI) Up to 6 Instrumented Test Vehicles (ITVs) Up to 10 spare AIM–120 Guidance Sections (GSs) VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 May 04, 2016 Jkt 238001 This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Containers, weapon system support equipment, support and test equipment, site survey, transportation, repair and return warranties, spare and repair parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel training, and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representative engineering, logistics, and technical support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The total estimated value of MDE is $1.08 billion. The total overall estimated value is $1.22 billion. 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 and major contributor to political stability, security, and economic development in the Pacific region and globally. This proposed sale is in support of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) F/ A–18, E/A–18G, and F–35 aircraft. This proposed sale will provide the RAAF additional air-to-air intercept capability and increase interoperability with the U.S. Air Force. Australia will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor for production is Raytheon in Tucson, Arizona. The principal contractor for integration is unknown and will be determined during contract negotiations. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. or contractor representatives to Australia. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–19 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 AIM–120D AMRAAM hardware, including the missile guidance section, is classified CONFIDENTIAL. State-of-the-art technology is used in the missile to provide it with unique beyond-visualrange capability. The increase in capability from the AIM–120C–7 to AIM–120D consists of a two-way data PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 link, a more accurate navigation unit, improved High-Angle Off-Boresight (HOBS) capability, and enhanced aircraft to missile position handoff. 2. AIM–120D features a target detection device with embedded electronic countermeasures, an electronics unit within the guidance section that performs all radar signal processing, mid-course and terminal guidance, flight control, target detection, and warhead burst point determination. 3. 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 or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the recipient country 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 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 Australia. [FR Doc. 2016–10562 Filed 5–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2016–ICCD–0023] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Part 601 Preferred Lender Arrangements Federal Student Aid (FSA), Department of Education (ED). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before June 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2016–ICCD–0023. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 87 (Thursday, May 5, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-19]


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 16-19 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. 16-19
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 Australia
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $1.08 billion
Other....................................  $ .14 billion
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  Total..................................  $1.22 billion
 

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

Up to 450 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AIM-120D)
Up to 34 AIM-120D Air Vehicles Instrumented (AAVI)
Up to 6 Instrumented Test Vehicles (ITVs)
Up to 10 spare AIM-120 Guidance Sections (GSs)

    Non-MDE:
    This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Containers, 
weapon system support equipment, support and test equipment, site 
survey, transportation, repair and return warranties, spare and repair 
parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel 
training, and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor 
representative engineering, logistics, and technical support services, 
and other related elements of logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (YLD)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AT-D-YKX-01 DEC 98, AT-D-YLB-06 
OCT- 11 AT-D-YLC-25 FEB-15
    (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: 21 April 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Australia--AIM-120D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles:

    The Government of Australia requested a possible sale of:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):

Up to 450 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AIM-120D)
Up to 34 AIM-120D Air Vehicles Instrumented (AAVI)
Up to 6 Instrumented Test Vehicles (ITVs)
Up to 10 spare AIM-120 Guidance Sections (GSs)
    This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Containers, 
weapon system support equipment, support and test equipment, site 
survey, transportation, repair and return warranties, spare and repair 
parts, publications and technical data, maintenance, personnel 
training, and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor 
representative engineering, logistics, and technical support services, 
and other related elements of logistics support.
    The total estimated value of MDE is $1.08 billion. The total 
overall estimated value is $1.22 billion.
    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 and major contributor to political 
stability, security, and economic development in the Pacific region and 
globally.
    This proposed sale is in support of the Royal Australian Air 
Force's (RAAF) F/A-18, E/A-18G, and F-35 aircraft. This proposed sale 
will provide the RAAF additional air-to-air intercept capability and 
increase interoperability with the U.S. Air Force. Australia will have 
no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic 
military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor for production is Raytheon in Tucson, 
Arizona. The principal contractor for integration is unknown and will 
be determined during contract negotiations. There are no known offset 
agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this sale will not require the assignment of any 
additional U.S. or contractor representatives to Australia.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-19
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 AIM-120D AMRAAM hardware, including the missile guidance 
section, is classified CONFIDENTIAL. State-of-the-art technology is 
used in the missile to provide it with unique beyond-visual-range 
capability. The increase in capability from the AIM-120C-7 to AIM-120D 
consists of a two-way data link, a more accurate navigation unit, 
improved High-Angle Off-Boresight (HOBS) capability, and enhanced 
aircraft to missile position handoff.
    2. AIM-120D features a target detection device with embedded 
electronic countermeasures, an electronics unit within the guidance 
section that performs all radar signal processing, mid-course and 
terminal guidance, flight control, target detection, and warhead burst 
point determination.
    3. 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 or 
advanced capabilities.
    4. A determination has been made that the recipient country 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 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 
Australia.

[FR Doc. 2016-10562 Filed 5-4-16; 8:45 am]
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