36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 42695-42696 [2016-15515]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 15–70 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. 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: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 15–70] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 42695 Dated: June 27, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 697–9027. DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY I I Dear the rhe Act. for and letter to sale. 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Other ...................................... $116 million $ 27 million Total ................................ $143 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE) includes: Twenty (20) UGM–84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles Two (2) Encapsulated Harpoon Certification Training Vehicles (EHCTV) Non-MDE items also included are containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor representative technical assistance, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (XX– P–LFW) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case ABW-$48M–12 Nov 97 FMS case ABZ-$68M–27 Mar 98 FMS Case CAN-$107M–22 Jan 03 (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: 11 May 2016 *as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. 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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 that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The proposed sale of these submarinelaunched missiles will support the Egyptian Navy’s Type 209 submarines, increasing its anti-surface warfare and maritime security capabilities. Egypt already possesses Harpoon Block II missiles and will have no difficulty absorbing these additional weapons. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to Egypt involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support, and oversight for approximately five years. There will be no adverse impact on United States defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 15–70 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The UGM–84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated missile system is classified CONFIDENTIAL. The Harpoon missile is a conventional tactical weapon system currently in service in the U.S. Navy and in 29 other foreign nations. It provides day, night, and adverse weather, stand-off capability and is an effective AntiSurface Warfare missile. The UGM–84L incorporates components, software, and technical design information that are considered sensitive. The following components of the proposed sale are classified CONFIDENTIAL: a. The Radar Seeker b. The Global Positioning System/ Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) c. Operational Flight Program Software d. Missile operational characteristics and performance data These elements are essential to the ability of the Harpoon missile to PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 selectively engage hostile targets under a wide range of operations, tactical, and environmental conditions. 2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Egypt. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 15-70]


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: 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 15-70 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: June 27, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 15-70
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
    (i) Prospective Purchaser: Egypt
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $116 million
Other....................................  $ 27 million
                                          ------------------------------
    Total................................  $143 million
 

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

Major Defense Equipment (MDE) includes:
    Twenty (20) UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles
    Two (2) Encapsulated Harpoon Certification Training Vehicles 
(EHCTV)

    Non-MDE items also included are containers, spare and repair parts, 
support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, 
personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and 
contractor representative technical assistance, engineering and 
logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics 
support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (XX-P-LFW)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:

FMS case ABW-$48M-12 Nov 97
FMS case ABZ-$68M-27 Mar 98
FMS Case CAN-$107M-22 Jan 03

    (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: 11 May 2016

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Egypt--UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles

    The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of:

Major Defense Equipment (MDE) includes:
    Twenty (20) UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles
    Two (2) Encapsulated Harpoon Certification Training Vehicles 
(EHCTV)

    Non-MDE items also included are containers, spare and repair parts, 
support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, 
personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and 
contractor representative technical assistance, engineering and 
logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics 
support.
    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 that has been and continues to be an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    The proposed sale of these submarine-launched missiles will support 
the Egyptian Navy's Type 209 submarines, increasing its anti-surface 
warfare and maritime security capabilities. Egypt already possesses 
Harpoon Block II missiles and will have no difficulty absorbing these 
additional weapons.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be The Boeing Company in St. Louis, 
Missouri. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to 
Egypt involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for 
technical reviews, support, and oversight for approximately five years.
    There will be no adverse impact on United States defense readiness 
as a result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 15-70
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act
Annex Item
No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. The UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated missile system is 
classified CONFIDENTIAL. The Harpoon missile is a conventional tactical 
weapon system currently in service in the U.S. Navy and in 29 other 
foreign nations. It provides day, night, and adverse weather, stand-off 
capability and is an effective Anti-Surface Warfare missile. The UGM-
84L incorporates components, software, and technical design information 
that are considered sensitive. The following components of the proposed 
sale are classified CONFIDENTIAL:

a. The Radar Seeker
b. The Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS)
c. Operational Flight Program Software
d. Missile operational characteristics and performance data

    These elements are essential to the ability of the Harpoon missile 
to selectively engage hostile targets under a wide range of operations, 
tactical, and environmental conditions.
    2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities. All defense articles and services listed in this 
transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Egypt.

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