36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 48401-48404 [2016-17483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES eight (8) C–11822/AWQ Controllers, Armament System. Also included are spares and repair parts, support and test equipment, communication equipment, ferry support, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None (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: 5 July 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Israel—Excess SH–60F Sea-Hawk Helicopter equipment and support: The Government of Israel has requested to procure twelve (12) T–700 GE 401C engines (ten (10) installed and two (2) spares), eight (8) AN/APN– 194(V) Radar Altimeters; eight (8) AN/ APN–217A Doppler Radar Navigation Sets; eight (8) AN/ARN–15l (V)2 Global Positioning Systems; eight (8) AN/APX– 100(V) Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder Sets; eight (8) OA–8697 A/ ARD Direction Finding Groups; eight (8) AN/ARN–118(V) NAV Receivers; eight (8) AN/ARN–146 On Top Position Indicators; sixteen (16) IP–1544A/ASQ– 200 Horizontal Situation Video Displays (HSVD); eight (8) AN/ARC–174A (V)2 HF Radios; sixteen (16) AN/ARC182(V) UHF/UHF Radios; eight (8) PIN 70600– 81010–011 Communication System Controllers; eight (8) GAU–16 50 Caliber Machine Guns; eight (8) M–60D/M–240 Machine Guns; eight (8) Internal Auxiliary Fuel Tanks; sixteen (16) External Auxiliary Fuel Tanks; and eight (8) C–11822/AWQ Controllers, Armament System. Also included are spares and repair parts, support and test equipment, communication equipment, ferry support, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $300 million. 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 regional partner, which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Israel has been approved to receive eight (8) SH–60F Sea Hawk Helicopters via the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) Program under a separate notification. That separate notification included only the SH–60 airframes, thus this transmittal includes all the major components and customer-unique requirements requested to supplement the EDA grant transfer. Israel has purchased four new frigates to secure the Leviathan Natural Gas Field. The SH–60F helicopters will be used onboard these new frigates to patrol and protect these gas fields as well as other areas under threat. The proposed sale will improve Israel’s capability to meet current and future threats. The SH–60F Sea-Hawk Helicopters along with the parts, systems, and support enumerated in this notification will provide the capability to perform troop/transport deployment, communications relay, gunfire support, and search and rescue. Secondary missions include vertical replenishment, combat search and rescue, and humanitarian missions. Israel will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. Israel 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 principal contractors will be Science and Engineering Services, LLC, Huntsville, Alabama, and General Electric (GE) of Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of additional U.S. Government and/or contractor representatives to Israel. 48401 SAASM provides a Space-based Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) that provides reliable location and time information in all weather at all times and anywhere on or near the Earth when the signal is unobstructed line of site to four or more GPS satellites. 3. The AN/ARC–182–electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) Radio is a combined Very High Frequency (VHF)/Ultra High Frequency (UHF) military communications system designed for all types of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Small and light enough to be especially attractive for installation in the lighter aircraft classes, it covers the frequency bands from 30 to 88 MHz in FM, 116 to 156 MHz in AM, 156 to 174 MHz in FM and for the UHF band 225 to 400 MHz in both AM and FM modes. Additionally, a receiver-only facility covering the band 108 to 116 MHz is provided for navigation purposes. Channel spacing throughout the range is at 25 KHz intervals. 4. The AN/ARC–174A (V)2 HF Radio provides capability to transmit and receive on Upper Sideband (USB), Lower Sideband (LSB), and Amplitude Modulation (AM). 5. A determination has been made that Government of Israel 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 Israel. [FR Doc. 2016–17466 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Transmittal No. 16–40 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Annex [Transmittal No. 16–27] Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The U.S. Navy primarily employed the SH–60F as an aircraft carrier based anti-submarine warfare aircraft and a search and rescue support aircraft during carrier flight operations. Unless otherwise noted below, SH–60F hardware and support equipment, test equipment and maintenance spares are UNCLASSIFIED. 2. Global Positioning System (GPS)/ Precise Positioning Service (PPS)/ Selective Availability Anti-spoofing Module (SAASM). The GPS/PPS/ PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Secretary 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 48402 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–27 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 20, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 16–27 Other .................................... $45 million TOTAL .............................. $785 million Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under (i) Prospective Purchaser: United Arab Consideration for Purchase: Emirates Major Defense Equipment (MDE): (ii) Total Estimated Value: Seven thousand seven hundred Major Defense Equipment * $740 million (7,700) GBU–10 guidance kits VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) Mk–84/BLU–117 bombs Five thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) GBU–12 guidance kits Five thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) Mk–82/BLU–111 bombs Five hundred (500) GBU–31V1 guidance kits E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 EN25JY16.016</GPH> I5 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices Five hundred (500) Mk–84/BLU–117 bombs Five hundred (500) GBU–31V3 guidance kits Five hundred (500) BLU–109 bombs Fourteen thousand six hundred forty (14,640) FMU–152 fuzes Non-MDE: Also included is munitions support. The estimated value of this possible sale is $785 million. (iv) Military Department: USAF (AAD, A02) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: SAA– $113,853,132–AUG 00, YAB– $156,304,329–AUG 02, YAC– $874,241,603–MAR 08, AAC– $13,467,991–JUN 11, AAD– $11,827,867–JAN 15, AAE– $130,000,000–OCT 15, AAF– $310,000,000–JAN 16 (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: 15 July 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Policy Justification United Arab Emirates—Munitions, Sustainment, and Support The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requests approval to procure seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) GBU–10 guidance kits with seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) Mk–84/BLU–117 bombs, five thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) GBU–12 guidance kits with five thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) Mk–82/BLU–111 bombs, five hundred (500) GBU–31V1 guidance kits with five hundred (500) Mk–84/BLU–117 bombs, five hundred (500) GBU–31V3 guidance kits with five hundred (500) BLU–109 bombs, and fourteen thousand six hundred forty (14,640) FMU–152 fuzes. This sale also includes non-MDE munitions items. The total estimated value of MDE is $740 million. The overall total estimated value is $785 million. This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping the UAE remain an active member of the OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) coalition working to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These munitions will sustain the UAE’s efforts and support a key partner that remains an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The proposed sale provides the UAE additional precision guided munitions VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 to meet current and future threats. The UAE continues to provide host-nation support of vital U.S. forces stationed at Al Dhafra Air Base and plays a vital role in supporting U.S. regional interests. The UAE was a valued partner and active participant in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF), OPERATION UNIFIED PROTECTOR (OUP), and now is a valued partner in OIR coalition operations. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The UAE will have no difficulties absorbing these munitions into its inventory. The munitions will be sourced through procurement and the contractor determined during contract negotiations. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. There are no additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives anticipated to be stationed in the UAE as a result of this potential sale. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–27 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 GBU–31 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a guidance tail kit that converts unguided free-fall bombs into accurate, Global Positioning System (GPS) guided adverse weather ‘‘smart’’ munitions. With the addition of a new tail section that contains an inertial navigational system (INS) and a GPS guidance control unit, JDAM improves the accuracy of unguided, general-purpose bombs in an all-weather condition. JDAM can be launched from very low to high altitudes in a dive, toss and loft, or in straight and level flight with an onaxis or off-axis delivery. JDAM enables multiple weapons to be directed against single or multiple targets on a single pass. a. The GBU–31V1 contains the standard 2,000-pound BLU–117 or Mk– 84 bomb body. The GBU–31V3 contains the 2,000-pound BLU–109 penetrator bomb body. The highest classification for the JDAM, its components, and technical data is SECRET. b. Weapon accuracy depends on target coordinates and present position as PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48403 entered into the guidance control unit. After weapon release, movable tail fins guide the weapon to the target coordinates. In addition to the tail kit, other elements in the overall system that are essential for successful employment include: Access to accurate target coordinates, INS/GPS capability, and Operational Test and Evaluation Plan. 2. The GBU–12 is a 500-pound laserguided ballistic bomb (LGB). The LGB is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of laser energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is delivered like a normal general-purpose (GP) warhead and the semi-active guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any delivery system. Laser designation for the weapon can be provided by a variety of laser target markers or designators. a. The LGB consists of a laser guidance kit, a computer control group (CCG), and a warhead specific Air Foil Group (AFG), that attach to the nose and tail of Mk–82 or BLU–111 bomb bodies. The overall weapon is CONFIDENTIAL. 3. The GBU–10 is a 2,000-pound laser-guided ballistic bomb (LGB). The LGB is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of laser energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is delivered like a normal GP warhead and the semi-active guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any delivery system. Laser designation for the weapon can be provided by a variety of laser target markers or designators. a. The LGB consists of a laser guidance kit, a CCG, and a warhead AFG that attach to the nose and tail of Mk–84 or BLU–117 bomb body. The overall weapon is CONFIDENTIAL. 4. The FMU–152 is a multi-delay, multi-arm fuze and proximity sensor compatible with GP blast, fragmentation, and hardened-target penetrator warheads. The fuze is cockpit selectable in-flight (prior to release) when used with JDAM weapons. The FMU–152 interfaces with the GBU–10, GBU–12, and GBU–31 weapons among others. The hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. 5. A determination has been made that the UAE can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. 6. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. Moreover, the benefits to be derived from this sale outweigh the potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 48404 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices 7. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the UAE. [FR Doc. 2016–17483 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Notice of Availability (NOA) for a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) Addressing the Closure of Former Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Moffett Field Located in Santa Clara County, California Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DoD. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) for a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) addressing the Closure of Former Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Moffett Field located in Santa Clara County, CA. AGENCY: On May 16, 2016, DLA published a NOA in the Federal Register announcing the publication of the EA addressing the Closure of DFSP Moffett Field in Santa Clara County, CA (81 FR 30266). The EA was available for a 30-day public comment period that ended June 15, 2016. The EA was prepared as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and complies with DLA Regulation 1000.22. No comments were received during the public comment period. This FONSI documents the decision of DLA to proceed with the Closure of DFSP Moffett Field. DLA has determined that the Proposed Action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the context of NEPA and that no significant impacts on the human environment are associated with this decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Christenbury at 703–767–6557 during normal business hours Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST) or by email: NEPA@dla.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Cooperating Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. DLA completed an EA to address the potential environmental consequences associated with the proposed closure of DFSP Moffett Field in Santa Clara County, CA. This FONSI incorporates the EA by reference and summarizes the results of the analyses in the EA. The mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 final EA is available in hardcopy at the Mountain View Public Library, located at 585 Franklin Street, Mountain View, California 94041, Phone: (650) 903–6337 or electronically at http://www.dla.mil/ Portals/104/Documents/Energy/ Publications/E_Moffett_FinalEA_ 160713.pdf?ver=2016-07-13-120724920. Purpose and Need for Action: The purpose of the Proposed Action is to reduce environmental risks associated with the five closed USTs; address two Notices of Violation that DLA Energy, received in March 2015 from the State of California Water Resources Control Board and County of Santa Clara regarding improper UST maintenance; and eliminate aging infrastructure no longer required to meet the Department of Defense mission. DLA Energy received the Notices of Violation based upon the State of California Water Resources Control Board and County of Santa Clara’s determination that DLA is not maintaining the five USTs in compliance with California and Santa Clara County codes after the USTs were emptied and cleaned in 2005. The Proposed Action is therefore also necessary to resolve State of California Water Resources Control Board and County of Santa Clara assertions that DLA is not in compliance with the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 16, Article 7, Underground Storage Tank Requirements, and Unified Facilities Criterion 3–460–0. DLA Energy is committed to closure of these tanks, as well as implementation of a phased closure agreement (Phase II) with the Santa Clara Environmental Health Department. Proposed Action and Alternatives: Under the Proposed Action, DLA proposes to permanently close DFSP Moffett Field. Under this proposal the fuel facility infrastructure would be physically disconnected, abandoned in place, dismantled, and/or demolished. NASA would continue to be the property owner of the parcel. The Proposed Action involves the closure of the five USTs and associated pipelines, truck fill stands, high-speed aircraft fueling hydrants, and related infrastructure (e.g., manhole vaults, pumps, pump houses, pump pads, hydrants, racks, cathodic protection system). Description of the No Action Alternative: Under the No Action Alternative, DFSP Moffett Field’s former fuel facilities would remain in their current nonclosure status and the State of California Water Resources Control Board and County of Santa Clara, would continue to consider the site in violation PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of state and county environmental regulations for the failure to be properly closed. Implementation of the No Action Alternative would leave the DFSP Moffett Field facilities in a caretaker status. The No Action Alternative would not meet the purpose of and need for the Proposed Action. Potential Environmental Impacts: No significant effects on environmental resources would be expected from the Proposed Action. Potential insignificant, adverse effects on air quality, biological resources, geology, water resources, hazardous materials and waste, noise, and transportation could be expected. No effects on cultural resources, environmental justice, land use, public health and safety, socioeconomics, recreation, utilities, or visual resources would be expected. Details of the environmental consequences are discussed in the EA, which is hereby incorporated by reference. Determination: Based on the analysis of the Proposed Action’s potential impacts to the human environment from routine operations, it was concluded that the Proposed Action would produce no significant adverse impacts. Human environment was interpreted comprehensively to include the natural and physical environment and the relationship of people with that environment. No significant cumulative effects were identified. Implementation of the Proposed Action will not violate any Federal, state, or local laws. Based on the results of the analyses performed during preparation of the EA, Ms. Mary D. Miller, Director, DLA Installation Support, concludes that the Closure of DFSP Moffett Field in Santa Clara County, CA does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the context of NEPA. Therefore, an environmental impact statement for the Proposed Action is not required. Dated: July 20, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2016–17504 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DOD–2013–OS–0068] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, DoD. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-27]


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.

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    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-27 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. 16-27
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 *...............................    $740 million
Other...................................................     $45 million
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  TOTAL.................................................    $785 million
 

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

    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    Seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) GBU-10 guidance kits
    Seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) Mk-84/BLU-117 bombs
    Five thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) GBU-12 guidance kits
    Five thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) Mk-82/BLU-111 bombs
    Five hundred (500) GBU-31V1 guidance kits

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    Five hundred (500) Mk-84/BLU-117 bombs
    Five hundred (500) GBU-31V3 guidance kits
    Five hundred (500) BLU-109 bombs
    Fourteen thousand six hundred forty (14,640) FMU-152 fuzes
    Non-MDE:
    Also included is munitions support. The estimated value of this 
possible sale is $785 million.
    (iv) Military Department: USAF (AAD, A02)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: SAA-$113,853,132-AUG 00, YAB-
$156,304,329-AUG 02, YAC-$874,241,603-MAR 08, AAC-$13,467,991-JUN 11, 
AAD-$11,827,867-JAN 15, AAE-$130,000,000-OCT 15, AAF-$310,000,000-JAN 
16
    (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: 15 July 2016

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

Policy Justification

United Arab Emirates--Munitions, Sustainment, and Support

    The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) requests approval 
to procure seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) GBU-10 guidance kits 
with seven thousand seven hundred (7,700) Mk-84/BLU-117 bombs, five 
thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) GBU-12 guidance kits with five 
thousand nine hundred forty (5,940) Mk-82/BLU-111 bombs, five hundred 
(500) GBU-31V1 guidance kits with five hundred (500) Mk-84/BLU-117 
bombs, five hundred (500) GBU-31V3 guidance kits with five hundred 
(500) BLU-109 bombs, and fourteen thousand six hundred forty (14,640) 
FMU-152 fuzes. This sale also includes non-MDE munitions items. The 
total estimated value of MDE is $740 million. The overall total 
estimated value is $785 million.
    This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping the UAE remain an active 
member of the OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) coalition working to 
defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These munitions 
will sustain the UAE's efforts and support a key partner that remains 
an important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    The proposed sale provides the UAE additional precision guided 
munitions to meet current and future threats. The UAE continues to 
provide host-nation support of vital U.S. forces stationed at Al Dhafra 
Air Base and plays a vital role in supporting U.S. regional interests. 
The UAE was a valued partner and active participant in OPERATION IRAQI 
FREEDOM (OIF), OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF), OPERATION UNIFIED 
PROTECTOR (OUP), and now is a valued partner in OIR coalition 
operations.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The UAE will have no difficulties absorbing these munitions into 
its inventory.
    The munitions will be sourced through procurement and the 
contractor determined during contract negotiations. There are no known 
offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    There are no additional U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives anticipated to be stationed in the UAE as a result of 
this potential sale.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-27
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 GBU-31 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is a 
guidance tail kit that converts unguided free-fall bombs into accurate, 
Global Positioning System (GPS) guided adverse weather ``smart'' 
munitions. With the addition of a new tail section that contains an 
inertial navigational system (INS) and a GPS guidance control unit, 
JDAM improves the accuracy of unguided, general-purpose bombs in an 
all-weather condition. JDAM can be launched from very low to high 
altitudes in a dive, toss and loft, or in straight and level flight 
with an on-axis or off-axis delivery. JDAM enables multiple weapons to 
be directed against single or multiple targets on a single pass.
    a. The GBU-31V1 contains the standard 2,000-pound BLU-117 or Mk-84 
bomb body. The GBU-31V3 contains the 2,000-pound BLU-109 penetrator 
bomb body. The highest classification for the JDAM, its components, and 
technical data is SECRET.
    b. Weapon accuracy depends on target coordinates and present 
position as entered into the guidance control unit. After weapon 
release, movable tail fins guide the weapon to the target coordinates. 
In addition to the tail kit, other elements in the overall system that 
are essential for successful employment include: Access to accurate 
target coordinates, INS/GPS capability, and Operational Test and 
Evaluation Plan.
    2. The GBU-12 is a 500-pound laser-guided ballistic bomb (LGB). The 
LGB is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of laser 
energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is delivered like a normal 
general-purpose (GP) warhead and the semi-active guidance corrects for 
many of the normal errors inherent in any delivery system. Laser 
designation for the weapon can be provided by a variety of laser target 
markers or designators.
    a. The LGB consists of a laser guidance kit, a computer control 
group (CCG), and a warhead specific Air Foil Group (AFG), that attach 
to the nose and tail of Mk-82 or BLU-111 bomb bodies. The overall 
weapon is CONFIDENTIAL.
    3. The GBU-10 is a 2,000-pound laser-guided ballistic bomb (LGB). 
The LGB is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of 
laser energy reflected off of the target.
    The LGB is delivered like a normal GP warhead and the semi-active 
guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any 
delivery system. Laser designation for the weapon can be provided by a 
variety of laser target markers or designators.
    a. The LGB consists of a laser guidance kit, a CCG, and a warhead 
AFG that attach to the nose and tail of Mk-84 or BLU-117 bomb body. The 
overall weapon is CONFIDENTIAL.
    4. The FMU-152 is a multi-delay, multi-arm fuze and proximity 
sensor compatible with GP blast, fragmentation, and hardened-target 
penetrator warheads. The fuze is cockpit selectable in-flight (prior to 
release) when used with JDAM weapons. The FMU-152 interfaces with the 
GBU-10, GBU-12, and GBU-31 weapons among others. The hardware is 
UNCLASSIFIED.
    5. A determination has been made that the UAE can provide 
substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive 
technology being released as the U.S. Government.
    6. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy 
and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 
Moreover, the benefits to be derived from this sale outweigh the 
potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were 
revealed to unauthorized persons.

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    7. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the UAE.

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