36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 48405-48407 [2016-17472]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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In addition, use of the forms reduces the event sponsor’s preparation time because the forms provide a detailed outline of information required, eliminate the need for a detailed letter, and contain concise information necessary for determining appropriateness of military support. Use of the forms is essential to reduce preparation and processing time, increase productivity, and maximize responsiveness to the public. Dated: July 20, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–17457 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–39] 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 16–39 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: July 20, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 48406 Transmittal No. 16–39 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services Under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Thirty-three (33) Evolved Seasparrow (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government Missiles (ESSMs) Six (6) Evolved Seasparrow Telemetry of Chile Missiles (ii) Total Estimated Value: Three (3) MK 41 Vertical Launching Major Defense EquipSystems (VLS), tactical version, baseline ment * ............................. $73.2 million Other .................................. $66.9 million VII Non-MDE: This request also includes the TOTAL ............................ $140.1 million *as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms following Non-MDE: Five (5) ESSM Export Control Act. Shipping Containers, Five (5) MK–73 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Continuous Wave Illumination Transmitters, Ten (10) MK25 Quad Pack Containers, One (1) Inertial Missile Initializer Power Supply (IMIPS), canisters, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, technical assistance, installation and integration oversight support, logistics, program management, packaging and transportation. (iv) Military Department: Navy E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 EN25JY16.015</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Chile. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. POLICY JUSTIFCATION mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: CI–P– AFO, P&A data (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: 1 July 2016 Annex Chile—Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSMs): The Government of Chile has requested a possible sale of: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Thirty-three (33) Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSMs) Six (6) Evolved Seasparrow Telemetry Missiles Three (3) MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), tactical version, baseline VII Non-MDE: This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Ten (10) MK25 Quad Pack Canisters; Five (5) ESSM Shipping Containers; Five (5) MK–73 Continuous Wave Illumination Transmitters, One (1) Inertial Missile Initializer Power Supply (IMIPS); spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, technical assistance, installation and integration oversight support, logistics, program management, packaging and transportation. The total estimated value of MDE is $73.2 million. The total overall estimated value is $140.1 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by increasing Chile’s ability to contribute to regional security and promoting interoperability with the U.S. forces. The sale will provide upgraded air defense capabilities on Chile’s type 23 frigates. The proposed sale improves Chile’s capability to deter regional threats and strengthen its homeland defense. Chile will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractors will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, BAE Systems, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD. 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 Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The sale of Evolved Seasparrow missiles (ESSM) under this proposed FMS case will result in the transfer of classified missile equipment to Chile. Both classified and unclassified defense equipment and technical data will be transferred. The missile includes the guidance section, warhead section, transition section, propulsion section, control section and Thrust Vector Control (TVC), of which the guidance section and transition section are classified CONFIDENTIAL. Standard missile documentation to be provided under this FMS case will include: a. Parametric documents classified CONFIDENTIAL. b. Missile Handling/Maintenance Procedures. c. General Performance Data classified CONFIDENTIAL. d. Firing Guidance classified CONFIDENTIAL. e. Dynamics Information classified CONFIDENTIAL. 2. The MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) is a fixed, vertical, multimissile launching system with the capability to store and launch multiple missile variants depending on the warfighting mission. MK 41 VLS is a modular, below-deck configuration with each module consisting of 8 missile cells with an associated gas management and deluge system. The highest classification of the hardware to be exported is UNCLASSIFIED. The highest classification of the technical documentation to be exported is UNCLASSIFIED. The highest classification of software to be exported is CONFIDENTIAL. 3. The proposed sale of ESSM under this FMS case will result in the transfer of sensitive technological information and or restricted information contained in the missile guidance section. Certain operating frequencies and performance characteristics are classified SECRET because they could be used to develop tactics and/or countermeasures to reduce or defeat missile effectiveness. 4. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Transmittal No. 16–39 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48407 elements, primarily performance characteristics, engagement algorithms, and transmitter specific frequencies, the information could be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce weapon system effectiveness. 5. 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. 6. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Chile. [FR Doc. 2016–17472 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2012–OS–0014] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Logistics Agency announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 23, 2016. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-39]


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 16-39 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: July 20, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 16-39
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 Chile
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *..............................    $73.2 million
Other..................................................    $66.9 million
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  TOTAL................................................   $140.1 million
 
*as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

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

    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    Thirty-three (33) Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSMs)
    Six (6) Evolved Seasparrow Telemetry Missiles
    Three (3) MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), tactical version, 
baseline VII
    Non-MDE:
    This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Five (5) ESSM 
Shipping Containers, Five (5) MK-73 Continuous Wave Illumination 
Transmitters, Ten (10) MK25 Quad Pack Containers, One (1) Inertial 
Missile Initializer Power Supply (IMIPS), canisters, spare and repair 
parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training, U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering, technical and logistics support services, technical 
assistance, installation and integration oversight support, logistics, 
program management, packaging and transportation.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy

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    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: CI-P-AFO, P&A data
    (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: 1 July 2016

POLICY JUSTIFCATION

Chile--Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSMs):

    The Government of Chile has requested a possible sale of:

    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    Thirty-three (33) Evolved Seasparrow Missiles (ESSMs)
    Six (6) Evolved Seasparrow Telemetry Missiles
    Three (3) MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS), tactical version, 
baseline VII
    Non-MDE:
    This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Ten (10) MK25 
Quad Pack Canisters; Five (5) ESSM Shipping Containers; Five (5) MK-73 
Continuous Wave Illumination Transmitters, One (1) Inertial Missile 
Initializer Power Supply (IMIPS); spare and repair parts, support and 
test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and 
logistics support services, technical assistance, installation and 
integration oversight support, logistics, program management, packaging 
and transportation.
    The total estimated value of MDE is $73.2 million. The total 
overall estimated value is $140.1 million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by increasing Chile's ability to 
contribute to regional security and promoting interoperability with the 
U.S. forces. The sale will provide upgraded air defense capabilities on 
Chile's type 23 frigates. The proposed sale improves Chile's capability 
to deter regional threats and strengthen its homeland defense. Chile 
will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractors will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, 
Arizona, BAE Systems, Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Lockheed Martin, 
Bethesda, MD. 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 additional U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives to Chile.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-39
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 sale of Evolved Seasparrow missiles (ESSM) under this 
proposed FMS case will result in the transfer of classified missile 
equipment to Chile. Both classified and unclassified defense equipment 
and technical data will be transferred. The missile includes the 
guidance section, warhead section, transition section, propulsion 
section, control section and Thrust Vector Control (TVC), of which the 
guidance section and transition section are classified CONFIDENTIAL. 
Standard missile documentation to be provided under this FMS case will 
include:
    a. Parametric documents classified CONFIDENTIAL.
    b. Missile Handling/Maintenance Procedures.
    c. General Performance Data classified CONFIDENTIAL.
    d. Firing Guidance classified CONFIDENTIAL.
    e. Dynamics Information classified CONFIDENTIAL.
    2. The MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) is a fixed, vertical, 
multi-missile launching system with the capability to store and launch 
multiple missile variants depending on the warfighting mission. MK 41 
VLS is a modular, below-deck configuration with each module consisting 
of 8 missile cells with an associated gas management and deluge system. 
The highest classification of the hardware to be exported is 
UNCLASSIFIED. The highest classification of the technical documentation 
to be exported is UNCLASSIFIED. The highest classification of software 
to be exported is CONFIDENTIAL.
    3. The proposed sale of ESSM under this FMS case will result in the 
transfer of sensitive technological information and or restricted 
information contained in the missile guidance section. Certain 
operating frequencies and performance characteristics are classified 
SECRET because they could be used to develop tactics and/or 
countermeasures to reduce or defeat missile effectiveness.
    4. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, primarily performance 
characteristics, engagement algorithms, and transmitter specific 
frequencies, the information could be used to develop countermeasures 
that might reduce weapon system effectiveness.
    5. 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.
    6. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to Chile.

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