36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 64880-64882 [2016-22692]

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The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 15–55 with attached Policy Justification. SUMMARY: Dated: September 16, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 15–55 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 Afghanistan (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment* .. Other ...................................... $30.0 million $30.0 million TOTAL ............................... $60.0 million VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four thousand, eight hundred and ninety-one (4,891) M16A4 5.56mm Rifles, Four hundred and eighty-five (485) M240B 7.62mm Machine Guns, Eight hundred (800) M2 .50 caliber Machine Guns. Non-MDE: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64881 Also included with this request are M249 Light Automatic Machine Guns; M110 7.62mm Sniper Rifles; MK–19 40mm Grenade Launchers; MK–93 40mm Machine Gun Mounts; M3 Tripod Machine Gun Mounts; Spare Barrels; spare and repair parts; lot validation; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; Quality Assurance Team; U.S. Government and contractor E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 EN21SE16.000</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices 64882 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (UBY) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case B6–B–FAK—$138.8M—Nov 2007; FMS case E3–B–UAF—$39.0M— Aug 2008; FMS case E6–B–UBN— $55.0M—Jul 2009; FMS case AF–B– UBI—$3.3M—Jan 2010; FMS case G5– B–UAG—$39.0M—Mar 2010; FMS case G5–B–UEQ—$11.0M—Nov 2010; FMS case G5–B–UEK—$152.5M—Nov 2010; FMS case G6–B–UBD—$20.2M—Apr 2011; FMS case G6–B–UBI—$512.6M— May 2011; FMS case H5–B–UCN— $20.8M—Dec 2012; FMS case H5–B– UES—$1.8M—Aug 2013; FMS case J3– B–UCJ—$50.9M—Mar 2015; FMS case J3–B–UDE—$2.7M—Apr 2015; FMS case J3–B–UEW—$5.66M—Sep 2015; FMS case J8–B–UAI—$21M—May 2015; FMS case J8–B–UAN—$7.6M—Jul 2015; FMS case V3–B–UAP—$9M—Apr 2016 (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: 2016 AUG 17. * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Afghanistan—Individual and Crew Served Weapons mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES The Government of Afghanistan has requested a possible sale of: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four thousand, eight hundred and ninety-one (4,891) M16A4 5.56mm Rifles, Four hundred and eighty-five (485) M240B 7.62mm Machine Guns, Eight hundred (800) M2 .50 caliber Machine Guns. Non-MDE: Also included with this request are M249 Light Automatic Machine Guns; M110 7.62mm Sniper Rifles; MK–19 40mm Grenade Launchers; MK–93 40mm Machine Gun Mounts; M3 Tripod VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Machine Gun Mounts; Spare Barrels; spare and repair parts; lot validation; publications and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; Quality Assurance Team; U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $60 million. The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner by providing weapons needed to maintain security and stability, as well as to conduct offensive operations against an ongoing insurgency. A stable and secure Afghanistan is vital to regional stability. This proposed sale will also demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan’s security. Afghanistan has an urgent requirement to increase its stocks of crew-served weapons for ongoing counter-insurgency operations and enduring threats to its national sovereignty. These articles were determined to be necessary and are based on Afghanistan’s force structure and operational requirements. The Afghan National Army (ANA) will use these weapons and equipment in both offensive and defensive operations against insurgents and terrorists within their borders. Without these defense articles, the ANA will not have the military capabilities that are necessary to maintain security and stability. The ANA is thoroughly trained and prepared to use the proposed defense articles. Afghanistan will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. While equipment for the ANA is typically purchased with Title 10 Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) appropriations and implemented by DSCA through pseudoFMS cases, Afghanistan will use U.S. government grants to fund and support this proposed purchase. The principal contractor for the M240B will be FN America, Colombia, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SC. The principal contractors for the M16A4, M2, and other weapons have not been identified pending open competition and contract award. Some items may be drawn from Army stocks to meet desired delivery dates. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of approximately eight (8) additional U.S. Government and approximately six (6) contractor representatives to Afghanistan for approximately 5–6 weeks in support of the fielding, maintenance and personnel training. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2016–22692 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–29] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chang Sug, DSCA/STR/LMO, (703) 697– 8985. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–29 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: September 15, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 15-55]


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: Chang Sug, DSCA/LMO, (703) 697-8985.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 15-55 with attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: September 16, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 15-55
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 Afghanistan
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*.................  $30.0 million
Other....................................  $30.0 million
                                          ------------------------------
  TOTAL..................................  $60.0 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four thousand, eight hundred and 
ninety-one (4,891) M16A4 5.56mm Rifles, Four hundred and eighty-five 
(485) M240B 7.62mm Machine Guns, Eight hundred (800) M2 .50 caliber 
Machine Guns.
    Non-MDE:

Also included with this request are M249 Light Automatic Machine Guns; 
M110 7.62mm Sniper Rifles; MK-19 40mm Grenade Launchers; MK-93 40mm 
Machine Gun Mounts; M3 Tripod Machine Gun Mounts; Spare Barrels; spare 
and repair parts; lot validation; publications and technical 
documentation; personnel training and training equipment; Quality 
Assurance Team; U.S. Government and contractor

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technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of 
logistics and program support.

    (iv) Military Department: Army (UBY)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:

FMS case B6-B-FAK--$138.8M--Nov 2007; FMS case E3-B-UAF--$39.0M--Aug 
2008; FMS case E6-B-UBN--$55.0M--Jul 2009; FMS case AF-B-UBI--$3.3M--
Jan 2010; FMS case G5-B-UAG--$39.0M--Mar 2010; FMS case G5-B-UEQ--
$11.0M--Nov 2010; FMS case G5-B-UEK--$152.5M--Nov 2010; FMS case G6-B-
UBD--$20.2M--Apr 2011; FMS case G6-B-UBI--$512.6M--May 2011; FMS case 
H5-B-UCN--$20.8M--Dec 2012; FMS case H5-B-UES--$1.8M--Aug 2013; FMS 
case J3-B-UCJ--$50.9M--Mar 2015; FMS case J3-B-UDE--$2.7M--Apr 2015; 
FMS case J3-B-UEW--$5.66M--Sep 2015; FMS case J8-B-UAI--$21M--May 2015; 
FMS case J8-B-UAN--$7.6M--Jul 2015; FMS case V3-B-UAP--$9M--Apr 2016

    (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: 2016 AUG 17.

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Afghanistan--Individual and Crew Served Weapons

    The Government of Afghanistan has requested a possible sale of:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four thousand, eight hundred and 
ninety-one (4,891) M16A4 5.56mm Rifles, Four hundred and eighty-five 
(485) M240B 7.62mm Machine Guns, Eight hundred (800) M2 .50 caliber 
Machine Guns.
    Non-MDE:

Also included with this request are M249 Light Automatic Machine Guns; 
M110 7.62mm Sniper Rifles; MK-19 40mm Grenade Launchers; MK-93 40mm 
Machine Gun Mounts; M3 Tripod Machine Gun Mounts; Spare Barrels; spare 
and repair parts; lot validation; publications and technical 
documentation; personnel training and training equipment; Quality 
Assurance Team; U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics 
support services; and other related elements of logistics and program 
support. The estimated cost is $60 million.
    The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national 
security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a strategic partner by providing weapons needed to maintain 
security and stability, as well as to conduct offensive operations 
against an ongoing insurgency. A stable and secure Afghanistan is vital 
to regional stability. This proposed sale will also demonstrate the 
U.S. commitment to Afghanistan's security.
    Afghanistan has an urgent requirement to increase its stocks of 
crew-served weapons for ongoing counter-insurgency operations and 
enduring threats to its national sovereignty. These articles were 
determined to be necessary and are based on Afghanistan's force 
structure and operational requirements.
    The Afghan National Army (ANA) will use these weapons and equipment 
in both offensive and defensive operations against insurgents and 
terrorists within their borders. Without these defense articles, the 
ANA will not have the military capabilities that are necessary to 
maintain security and stability. The ANA is thoroughly trained and 
prepared to use the proposed defense articles. Afghanistan will have no 
difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
    While equipment for the ANA is typically purchased with Title 10 
Afghanistan Security Forces Fund (ASFF) appropriations and implemented 
by DSCA through pseudo-FMS cases, Afghanistan will use U.S. government 
grants to fund and support this proposed purchase.
    The principal contractor for the M240B will be FN America, 
Colombia, SC. The principal contractors for the M16A4, M2, and other 
weapons have not been identified pending open competition and contract 
award. Some items may be drawn from Army stocks to meet desired 
delivery dates. There are no known offset agreements proposed in 
connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of 
approximately eight (8) additional U.S. Government and approximately 
six (6) contractor representatives to Afghanistan for approximately 5-6 
weeks in support of the fielding, maintenance and personnel training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

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