36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 42686-42688 [2016-15516]

Download as PDF 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 Transmittal No. 16–08 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: United Arab Emirates (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * Other ................................... $468 million 8 million Total ................................. 476 million. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four-thousand (4,000) AGM–114R/K Hellfire Missiles. Also included are the following nonMDE items: Training and technical assistance. The estimated cost is $476 million. (iv) Military Department: Army (AE– B–ZUF, Amendment 2). (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AE–B– JAH–02 Jan 92–$606 million, AE–B– PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42687 UDE–06 Jan 00–$195 million, AE–B– ZUF–31 Dec 08–$174 million, AE–B– ZUL–21 Oct 09–$252 million. (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. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 EN30JN16.021</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices 42688 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 126 / Thursday, June 30, 2016 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION United Arab Emirates—AGM–114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missiles mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of fourthousand (4,000) AGM–114 R/K Hellfire Missiles over the next three (3) years in increments of one-thousand (1,000) to one-thousand five-hundred (1,500) missiles. Also included in this possible sale are training and technical assistance. The total estimated value of MDE is $468 million. The overall total estimated value is $476 million. This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a partner country, which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The proposed sale will improve the UAE’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure. The UAE will use the enhanced capability to strengthen its homeland defense. UAE will have no difficulty absorbing these Hellfire missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control in Dallas, Texas. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:01 Jun 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the United Arab Emirates. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–08 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 1. The AGM–114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missile is an air-to-ground missile used against heavy and light armored targets, thin-skinned vehicles, urban structures, bunkers, caves, and personnel. The missile is Inertial Measurement Unit-based, with a variable delay fuze, improved safety and reliability. The highest level for release of the AGM–114 R/K Hellfire Missile Semi-Active Laser is SECRET, based upon the software. The highest level of classified information that could be disclosed by a proposed sale or by testing of the end item is SECRET; the highest level that must be disclosed for production, maintenance or training is CONFIDENTIAL. Reverse engineering could reveal CONFIDENTIAL information. Vulnerability data, countermeasures, vulnerability/ susceptibility analyses and threat definitions are classified up to SECRET. 2. A determination has been made that the Government of the United Arab Emirates can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the technology being released as the U.S. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 3. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the United Arab Emirates. [FR Doc. 2016–15516 Filed 6–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–20] 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 16–20 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 42686-42688]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15516]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-08]


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 16-08 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. 16-08

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: United Arab Emirates
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............  $468 million
Other...................................   8 million
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  Total.................................   476 million.
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four-thousand (4,000) AGM-114R/K 
Hellfire Missiles.
    Also included are the following non-MDE items: Training and 
technical assistance. The estimated cost is $476 million.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (AE-B-ZUF, Amendment 2).
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AE-B-JAH-02 Jan 92-$606 million, 
AE-B-UDE-06 Jan 00-$195 million, AE-B-ZUF-31 Dec 08-$174 million, AE-B-
ZUL-21 Oct 09-$252 million.
    (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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POLICY JUSTIFICATION

United Arab Emirates--AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missiles

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a possible sale of 
four-thousand (4,000) AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Missiles over the next three 
(3) years in increments of one-thousand (1,000) to one-thousand five-
hundred (1,500) missiles. Also included in this possible sale are 
training and technical assistance. The total estimated value of MDE is 
$468 million. The overall total estimated value is $476 million.
    This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
partner country, which has been, and continues to be, an important 
force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
    The proposed sale will improve the UAE's capability to meet current 
and future threats and provide greater security for its critical 
infrastructure. The UAE will use the enhanced capability to strengthen 
its homeland defense. UAE will have no difficulty absorbing these 
Hellfire missiles into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire 
Control in Dallas, Texas. There are no known offset agreements proposed 
in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of any U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the 
United Arab Emirates.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

Transmittal No. 16-08

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
    1. The AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Category III Missile is an air-to-
ground missile used against heavy and light armored targets, thin-
skinned vehicles, urban structures, bunkers, caves, and personnel. The 
missile is Inertial Measurement Unit-based, with a variable delay fuze, 
improved safety and reliability. The highest level for release of the 
AGM-114 R/K Hellfire Missile Semi-Active Laser is SECRET, based upon 
the software. The highest level of classified information that could be 
disclosed by a proposed sale or by testing of the end item is SECRET; 
the highest level that must be disclosed for production, maintenance or 
training is CONFIDENTIAL. Reverse engineering could reveal CONFIDENTIAL 
information. Vulnerability data, countermeasures, vulnerability/
susceptibility analyses and threat definitions are classified up to 
SECRET.
    2. A determination has been made that the Government of the United 
Arab Emirates can provide substantially the same degree of protection 
for the 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.
    3. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the United Arab 
Emirates.

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