36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 42684-42686 [2016-15514]

Download as PDF 42684 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices ACTION: [FR Doc. 2016–15575 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] Notice. BILLING CODE 5001–06–C 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: June 27, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Chandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 697–9027. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 EN30JN16.040</GPH> [Transmittal No. 16–16] 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. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–16 with attached Policy Justification. Transmittal No. 16–16 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD 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: Government of Kuwait (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... $ 0 million $420 million Total ................................ $420 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): This request includes the following Non-MDE: Continuation of contractor engineering technical services, contractor maintenance services, Hush House (an enclosed, noise-suppressed aircraft jet engine testing facility) support services, and Liaison Office Support for the Government of Kuwait F/A–18 C/D program. This will include F/A–18 avionics software upgrades, engine component improvements, ground support equipment, engine and aircraft spares and repair parts, PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42685 publications and technical documentation, Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), U.S. Government and contractor programmatic, financial, and logistics support. Also included are: Maintenance and engineering support, F404 engine and engine test cell support, and Liaison Office support for five (5) Kuwait Liaison Offices. There is no MDE associated with this possible sale. The total overall estimated cost is $420 million. (iv) Military Department: U.S. Navy (GHI, GHJ) E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 EN30JN16.012</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices 42686 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS Cases: GGZ–$134,425,825–16 JUN 14 GGW–$177,181,190–25 DEC 13 (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: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 24 May 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION The Government of Kuwait—F/A–18 C/ D Services and Support mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of the following Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Continuation of contractor engineering technical services, contractor maintenance services, Hush House support services, and Liaison Office Support for the Government of Kuwait F/A–18 C/D program. This will include F/A–18 avionics software upgrades, engine component improvements, ground support equipment, engine and aircraft spares and repair parts, publications and technical documentation, Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), U.S. Government and contractor programmatic, financial, and logistics support. Also included are: Maintenance and engineering support, F404 engine and engine test cell VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 support, and Liaison Office support for five (5) Kuwait Liaison Offices. There is no MDE associated with this possible sale. The total overall estimated value is $420 million. The proposed sale of support services will enable the Kuwait Air Force to ensure the reliability and performance of its F/A–18 C/D aircraft. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this support into its armed forces. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a friendly country that has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. Kuwait plays a large role in U.S. efforts to advance stability in the Middle East, providing basing, access, and transit for U.S. forces in the region. The proposed sale of support and services will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Kay and Associates Incorporated in Buffalo Grove, Illinois; The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; Industrial Acoustics Corporation in Winchester, England; General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts; and Sigmatech in Huntsville, Alabama. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require two-hundred and seventyfive (275) contractor representatives to PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 travel to Kuwait for a period of three (3) years to provide support. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2016–15514 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–08] 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 requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 697–9027. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–08 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: June 27, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 126 (Thursday, June 30, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42684-42686]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15514]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-16]


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: Chandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 
697-9027.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-16 with attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: June 27, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 16-16
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 Kuwait
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $ 0 million
Other....................................  $420 million
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    Total................................  $420 million
 

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

Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    This request includes the following Non-MDE: Continuation of 
contractor engineering technical services, contractor maintenance 
services, Hush House (an enclosed, noise-suppressed aircraft jet engine 
testing facility) support services, and Liaison Office Support for the 
Government of Kuwait F/A-18 C/D program. This will include F/A-18 
avionics software upgrades, engine component improvements, ground 
support equipment, engine and aircraft spares and repair parts, 
publications and technical documentation, Engineering Change Proposals 
(ECP), U.S. Government and contractor programmatic, financial, and 
logistics support. Also included are: Maintenance and engineering 
support, F404 engine and engine test cell support, and Liaison Office 
support for five (5) Kuwait Liaison Offices. There is no MDE associated 
with this possible sale. The total overall estimated cost is $420 
million.
    (iv) Military Department: U.S. Navy (GHI, GHJ)

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    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS Cases: GGZ-$134,425,825-16 JUN 
14 GGW-$177,181,190-25 DEC 13
    (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: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 24 May 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

The Government of Kuwait--F/A-18 C/D Services and Support

    The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible sale of the 
following Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Continuation of contractor 
engineering technical services, contractor maintenance services, Hush 
House support services, and Liaison Office Support for the Government 
of Kuwait F/A-18 C/D program. This will include F/A-18 avionics 
software upgrades, engine component improvements, ground support 
equipment, engine and aircraft spares and repair parts, publications 
and technical documentation, Engineering Change Proposals (ECP), U.S. 
Government and contractor programmatic, financial, and logistics 
support. Also included are: Maintenance and engineering support, F404 
engine and engine test cell support, and Liaison Office support for 
five (5) Kuwait Liaison Offices. There is no MDE associated with this 
possible sale. The total overall estimated value is $420 million.
    The proposed sale of support services will enable the Kuwait Air 
Force to ensure the reliability and performance of its F/A-18 C/D 
aircraft. Kuwait will have no difficulty absorbing this support into 
its armed forces.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a friendly country that has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East. Kuwait plays a large role in U.S. efforts to advance 
stability in the Middle East, providing basing, access, and transit for 
U.S. forces in the region.
    The proposed sale of support and services will not alter the basic 
military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be Kay and Associates Incorporated 
in Buffalo Grove, Illinois; The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; 
Industrial Acoustics Corporation in Winchester, England; General 
Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts; and Sigmatech in Huntsville, Alabama. 
There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require two-hundred and 
seventy-five (275) contractor representatives to travel to Kuwait for a 
period of three (3) years to provide support.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

[FR Doc. 2016-15514 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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