36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 76929-76931 [2016-26689]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Government of Egypt—Description of Sale: Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) for AH–64E Apache, UH–60 Blackhawks and CH–47 Chinook Helicopters The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Sixty-seven (67) AN/AAR–57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS). This request also includes the following Non-MDE: OCONUS Installation/Integration, Installation Mounting Kits, Countermeasure Dispenser Test Set AN/ALM–294, Technical Assistance, U.S. Government Training and OCONUS Contractor Training, publications and technical documents, quality assurance and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $81.4 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 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 the CMWS will equip the Egyptian Air Force’s fleet of multi mission helicopters with a detection system for infrared missile threats. Egypt 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 BAE Systems and DynCorp. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of two (2) U.S. Government and two (2) contractor representatives to Egypt to support VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Nov 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 delivery of such equipment, installation and integration, maintenance and to provide technical support and equipment familiarization. Additionally, this program will require multiple trips involving U.S. Government and contractor personnel to participate in technical reviews, training and installation. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–49 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Frm 00019 equivalent systems which may reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 3. A determination has been made that Egypt can provide substantially the same degree of protection for this technology as the U.S. Government. This proposed sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Egypt. [FR Doc. 2016–26735 Filed 11–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. AN/AAR–57—Common Missile Warning System (CMWS)—The Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) provides superior detection of infrared missile threats for rotary-wing, transport, and tactical aircraft. It is the detection component of a suite of countermeasures to increase survivability of current generation combat, airlift, and special operations aircraft against the threat posed by infrared guided missiles. It also provides automatic, passive missile detection, threat declaration, crew warning, software reprograming, false alarm suppression and cues to other onboard systems, such as dispensers, which may be utilized for flare decoys. Each platform includes: Electro-optical Missile Sensors, and Electronic Control Unit (ECU), Sequencer, and the Improved Countermeasures Dispenser (ICMD). The ECU hardware is classified CONFIDENTIAL; releasable technical manuals for operation and maintenance are classified SECRET. 2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software equipment, the information could be used to develop countermeasures or PO 00000 76929 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–37] 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: Chang Suh, DSCA/SA&E/RAN, (703) 697–8975. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–37 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: November 1, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 76930 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 16-37 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: The Government of Egypt (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * Other .................................... $40 million $30 million Total .................................. $70 million VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Nov 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Eight (8) Sentinel AN/MPQ–64 F1 Radars Non-MDE: This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Software and training, as well as spares and support equipment, technical manuals, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VRC–92E Radios, 16 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) Ml 152 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with Shelter Carrier Kit, U.S. Government and contractor support, training and other associated support, equipment and services. (iv) Military Department: U.S. Army (VGU) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: EG–B–VDP (21 May 12, TCV: $31.8M) EG–B–UUJ (26 Nov 12, TCV: $43.7M) (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 EN04NO16.318</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex attached. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: September 16, 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Transmittal No. 16–37 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Government of Egypt—8 Sentinel AN/MPQ–64F1 Radars and Related Equipment and Support The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of eight (8) Sentinel AN/MPQ–64F1 Radars and software and training, as well as spares and support equipment, technical manuals, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VRC–92E Radios, 16 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) Ml 152 with Shelter Carrier Kit, U.S. Government and contractor support, training and other associated support, equipment and services. The total estimated value of MDE is $40 million. The total overall estimated cost is $70 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 partner that has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The Government of Egypt intends to expand its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. This will contribute to Egypt’s military goal of updating its capabilities while further enhancing interoperability among Egypt, the United States, and other allies. Egypt 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 contractor involved in this program is Thales Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, California. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require ten (10) U.S. Government or contractor representatives to travel to Egypt for a period of 8 weeks for equipment checkout and training. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Nov 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The AN/MPQ–64 Sentinel Radar System is a fielded air defense radar system in the Army inventory. Sentinel is a derivative of the AN/TPQ–36 Firefinder System used for artillery detection and the AN/TPQ–36A Norwegian adapted Hawk system. The Sentinel radar (AN/MPQ–64) is the sensor for the Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) weapon systems, including the Avenger and any ground launcher Stinger platforms. Sentinel is a mobile phased array radar that provides highly accurate 3 dimensional radar track data to using systems via the Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) Command, Control, and Intelligence (C2I) node. Sentinel’s detection range, mobility, and 360 degree azimuth coverage allow it to support SHORAD weapons located throughout the division area. Sentinel acquires, tracks, and reports cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, fixed and rotary wing aircraft in clutter and electronic counter measures environments. The Sentinel Export configuration (AN/MPQ–64Fl) is a derivative of the U.S. Army’s Improved Sentinel Radar. 2. The Sentinel consists of a radarbased sensor system with the Ml 152 HMMWV as the prime mover and the MEP–1041 Advanced Mobile Medium Power Source (AMMPS) Tactical Quiet Generator as the power source. The sensor is an advanced battlefield radar capable of X-Band air defense phasedarray with an instrumented range of 75 kilometers with a rotating antenna providing 360 degree azimuth coverage for acquisition and tracking. 3. Sentinel has only one item currently designated Critical Program Information (CPI) and that is the Sentinel software modules containing routines for electronic counter-counter measures (ECCM) that have been determined to be CPI. 4. These items are classified IAW EO 12958 section 1.5, Classification categories as category 1.5(e) because they contain scientific, technological, or economic matters relative to the national security. Reports, test data, and all Sentinel related media that discloses operational parameters, performance, characteristics, ECCM techniques, vulnerabilities, limitations or performance weaknesses shall be classified at the highest level based on PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76931 the information being conveyed as referenced in the Sentinel Security Classification Guide. Distribution of technical performance and system capabilities reports and data shall only be released up to the CONFIDENTIAL level. It is not possible to obtain the Sentinel wartime reserved frequencies by reverse engineering, testing, or analyzing the unclassified Sentinel end item. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Egypt. [FR Doc. 2016–26689 Filed 11–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Charter Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees Department of Defense. Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Department of Defense Wage Committee (‘‘the Committee’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Freeman, Advisory Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703–692–5952. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee’s charter is being renewed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended) and 41 CFR 102–3.50(a). The Committee’s charter and contact information for the Committee’s Designated Federal Officer (DFO) can be found at http:// www.facadatabase.gov/. The Committee provides the Secretary of Defense and the Deputy Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, independent advice and recommendations on all matters relating to the conduct of wage surveys and the establishment of wage schedules for all appropriated fund and nonappropriated fund wage areas of bluecollar employees within the Department of Defense. The Committee is composed of seven members—a chair and six additional members. The remaining six positions consist of two labor organization representatives and four members who are regular government employees (RGE) and are divided into two broad categories—labor and management. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-37]


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 Suh, DSCA/SA&E/RAN, (703) 697-
8975.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-37 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: November 1, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-37
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: The Government of Egypt
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

 
 
 
Major Defense Equipment *...............................     $40 million
Other...................................................     $30 million
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  Total.................................................     $70 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Eight (8) Sentinel AN/MPQ-64 F1 
Radars
    Non-MDE: This request also includes the following Non-MDE: Software 
and training, as well as spares and support equipment, technical 
manuals, Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) 
VRC-92E Radios, 16 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) 
Ml 152 with Shelter Carrier Kit, U.S. Government and contractor 
support, training and other associated support, equipment and services.
    (iv) Military Department: U.S. Army (VGU)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:

EG-B-VDP (21 May 12, TCV: $31.8M)
EG-B-UUJ (26 Nov 12, TCV: $43.7M)

    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or

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Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex attached.
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: September 16, 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

The Government of Egypt--8 Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radars and Related 
Equipment and Support

    The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of eight (8) 
Sentinel AN/MPQ-64F1 Radars and software and training, as well as 
spares and support equipment, technical manuals, Single Channel Ground 
and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) VRC-92E Radios, 16 High Mobility 
Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) Ml 152 with Shelter Carrier Kit, 
U.S. Government and contractor support, training and other associated 
support, equipment and services. The total estimated value of MDE is 
$40 million. The total overall estimated cost is $70 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 partner that has been and continues to be an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    The Government of Egypt intends to expand its existing air defense 
architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. This will 
contribute to Egypt's military goal of updating its capabilities while 
further enhancing interoperability among Egypt, the United States, and 
other allies. Egypt 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 contractor involved in this program is Thales 
Raytheon Systems, Fullerton, California. There are no known offset 
agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require ten (10) U.S. 
Government or contractor representatives to travel to Egypt for a 
period of 8 weeks for equipment checkout and training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-37
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 AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel Radar System is a fielded air defense 
radar system in the Army inventory. Sentinel is a derivative of the AN/
TPQ-36 Firefinder System used for artillery detection and the AN/TPQ-
36A Norwegian adapted Hawk system. The Sentinel radar (AN/MPQ-64) is 
the sensor for the Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) weapon systems, 
including the Avenger and any ground launcher Stinger platforms. 
Sentinel is a mobile phased array radar that provides highly accurate 3 
dimensional radar track data to using systems via the Forward Area Air 
Defense (FAAD) Command, Control, and Intelligence (C2I) node. 
Sentinel's detection range, mobility, and 360 degree azimuth coverage 
allow it to support SHORAD weapons located throughout the division 
area. Sentinel acquires, tracks, and reports cruise missiles, unmanned 
aerial vehicles, fixed and rotary wing aircraft in clutter and 
electronic counter measures environments. The Sentinel Export 
configuration (AN/MPQ-64Fl) is a derivative of the U.S. Army's Improved 
Sentinel Radar.
    2. The Sentinel consists of a radar-based sensor system with the Ml 
152 HMMWV as the prime mover and the MEP-1041 Advanced Mobile Medium 
Power Source (AMMPS) Tactical Quiet Generator as the power source. The 
sensor is an advanced battlefield radar capable of X-Band air defense 
phased-array with an instrumented range of 75 kilometers with a 
rotating antenna providing 360 degree azimuth coverage for acquisition 
and tracking.
    3. Sentinel has only one item currently designated Critical Program 
Information (CPI) and that is the Sentinel software modules containing 
routines for electronic counter-counter measures (ECCM) that have been 
determined to be CPI.
    4. These items are classified IAW EO 12958 section 1.5, 
Classification categories as category 1.5(e) because they contain 
scientific, technological, or economic matters relative to the national 
security. Reports, test data, and all Sentinel related media that 
discloses operational parameters, performance, characteristics, ECCM 
techniques, vulnerabilities, limitations or performance weaknesses 
shall be classified at the highest level based on the information being 
conveyed as referenced in the Sentinel Security Classification Guide. 
Distribution of technical performance and system capabilities reports 
and data shall only be released up to the CONFIDENTIAL level. It is not 
possible to obtain the Sentinel wartime reserved frequencies by reverse 
engineering, testing, or analyzing the unclassified Sentinel end item.
    5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to the Government of Egypt.

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