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Download as PDF 76934 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (U) United Arab Emirates (UAE)— Exercise Participation Support (U) The Government of the UAE requested a possible sale to include participation in military exercises, aerial refueling, airlift and ferry support, training aids/devices/munitions, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The estimated cost is $75 million. (U) This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major regional ally which has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. (U) This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the ability of the UAE to employ its fighter aircraft in a multicountry coalition environment, such as Red Flag and Green Flag exercises. Participating in major exercises has enhanced the UAE’s continued and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Nov 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 consistent role in support of Coalition Operations. The UAE is a steadfast coalition partner in the fight against radical Islamic forces such as ISIL and Al Qaeda (AQAP) in the Arabian Peninsula. (U) The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the basic military balance in the region. (U) Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the UAE. (U) There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. All defense articles and services are approved for release by our foreign disclosure office. [FR Doc. 2016–26714 Filed 11–3–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–38] 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 16–38 with attached Policy Justification. SUMMARY: Dated: November 1, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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Other ...................................... $ 62 million $132 million Total ................................... $194 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): Six (6) AN/MPQ–64 Sentinel F1 Radars Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): The Government of Kuwait requested a limited competition between three (3) U.S. vendors to procure a total of six (6) Short Range, Gap Filler Radars (e.g., AN/MPQ–64 Sentinel F1, AN/TPS–77, or AN/TPS–703) and one (1) Long Range PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76935 Radar (e.g., AN/TPS–77 or AN/TPS–78). Only one of the radars under consideration, the AN/MPQ–64 is Major Defense Equipment (MDE). The remaining radars identified by Kuwait for consideration are non-MDE. Additionally, Kuwait is requesting one (1) Long Range Radar with Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) capability on the Long Range Radar, upgrades to existing AN/FPS 117 (V) 3 Long Range E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 EN04NO16.320</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices 76936 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 214 / Friday, November 4, 2016 / Notices Radars, upgrades to airfield radome and communications systems, upgrade secure Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, site surveys, installation and checkout, site acceptance testing, interim contractor support, construction, contractor logistics support (CLS), spares, support equipment and training. Cost for additional non-MDE is $132 million. The total overall estimated cost is $194 million. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (X7–D–DAB) (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: October 13, 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Government of Kuwait-Radar Field System The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible total sale of six (6) Short Range Radars, otherwise known as Gap Filler Radars, one (1) Long Range Radar with Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) arrays, upgrades to existing AN/ FPS 117 (V) 3 Long Range Radar, upgrades to airfield radome and communications systems, upgrade to secure Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, site surveys, installation and checkout, site acceptance testing, interim contractor support, construction, contractor logistics support, spares, support equipment, and training. The total estimated value of this sale is $194 million. The Government of Kuwait requested a limited competition between three (3) U.S. vendors to procure a total of six (6) Short Range, Gap Filler Radars (e.g., AN/MPQ–64 Sentinel F1, AN/TPS–77, or AN/TPS–703) and one (1) Long Range Radar (e.g., AN/TPS–77 or AN/TPS–78). Only one of the radars under consideration, the AN/MPQ–64 is Major Defense Equipment (MDE). The remaining radars identified by Kuwait for consideration are non-MDE. This proposed sale supports U.S. Government national security goals by aiding a Major non-NATO Ally in the reduction of transnational threats, weapons proliferation, and the movement and support of international terrorists. The Government of Kuwait desires the radar field system in order to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Nov 03, 2016 Jkt 241001 improve early warning, enhance internal and external security, and protect national sovereignty. The system provides situational awareness for Kuwaiti security forces to detect and interdict fixed and rotary wing aircraft. This procurement provides coverage for Kuwait’s northern and eastern boarders. The prime contractor will be determined by competition between Lockheed Martin, Bethesda Maryland, Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, Virginia, and the Raytheon Company, Waltham, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. This procurement includes a small number of U.S. contractor system and maintenance advisors under a long-term operations and maintenance support package. The exact number of personnel and period of performance is yet to be finalized. This purchase will not substantially alter the U.S. Government presence in Kuwait. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–38 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(l) 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. 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 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 M1152 HighMobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 a 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. 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, as outlined in the Policy Justification, outweigh the potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons. 6. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-38]


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 16-38 with attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: November 1, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-38
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 Kuwait
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $ 62 million
Other....................................  $132 million
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  Total..................................  $194 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Six (6) AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel F1 Radars
    Non-Major Defense Equipment (MDE): The Government of Kuwait 
requested a limited competition between three (3) U.S. vendors to 
procure a total of six (6) Short Range, Gap Filler Radars (e.g., AN/
MPQ-64 Sentinel F1, AN/TPS-77, or AN/TPS-703) and one (1) Long Range 
Radar (e.g., AN/TPS-77 or AN/TPS-78). Only one of the radars under 
consideration, the AN/MPQ-64 is Major Defense Equipment (MDE). The 
remaining radars identified by Kuwait for consideration are non-MDE. 
Additionally, Kuwait is requesting one (1) Long Range Radar with 
Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) 
capability on the Long Range Radar, upgrades to existing AN/FPS 117 (V) 
3 Long Range

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Radars, upgrades to airfield radome and communications systems, upgrade 
secure Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, site surveys, 
installation and checkout, site acceptance testing, interim contractor 
support, construction, contractor logistics support (CLS), spares, 
support equipment and training. Cost for additional non-MDE is $132 
million. The total overall estimated cost is $194 million.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (X7-D-DAB)
    (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: October 13, 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

The Government of Kuwait-Radar Field System

    The Government of Kuwait has requested a possible total sale of six 
(6) Short Range Radars, otherwise known as Gap Filler Radars, one (1) 
Long Range Radar with Primary Surveillance Radar (PSR) and Secondary 
Surveillance Radar (SSR) arrays, upgrades to existing AN/FPS 117 (V) 3 
Long Range Radar, upgrades to airfield radome and communications 
systems, upgrade to secure Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, 
site surveys, installation and checkout, site acceptance testing, 
interim contractor support, construction, contractor logistics support, 
spares, support equipment, and training. The total estimated value of 
this sale is $194 million.
    The Government of Kuwait requested a limited competition between 
three (3) U.S. vendors to procure a total of six (6) Short Range, Gap 
Filler Radars (e.g., AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel F1, AN/TPS-77, or AN/TPS-703) 
and one (1) Long Range Radar (e.g., AN/TPS-77 or AN/TPS-78). Only one 
of the radars under consideration, the AN/MPQ-64 is Major Defense 
Equipment (MDE). The remaining radars identified by Kuwait for 
consideration are non-MDE.
    This proposed sale supports U.S. Government national security goals 
by aiding a Major non-NATO Ally in the reduction of transnational 
threats, weapons proliferation, and the movement and support of 
international terrorists.
    The Government of Kuwait desires the radar field system in order to 
improve early warning, enhance internal and external security, and 
protect national sovereignty. The system provides situational awareness 
for Kuwaiti security forces to detect and interdict fixed and rotary 
wing aircraft. This procurement provides coverage for Kuwait's northern 
and eastern boarders.
    The prime contractor will be determined by competition between 
Lockheed Martin, Bethesda Maryland, Northrop Grumman, Falls Church, 
Virginia, and the Raytheon Company, Waltham, Massachusetts. There are 
no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential 
sale.
    This procurement includes a small number of U.S. contractor system 
and maintenance advisors under a long-term operations and maintenance 
support package. The exact number of personnel and period of 
performance is yet to be finalized. This purchase will not 
substantially alter the U.S. Government presence in Kuwait.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-38
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(l) 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. 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 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 
M1152 HighMobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (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 a 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. 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, as outlined in the 
Policy Justification, outweigh the potential damage that could result 
if the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons.
    6. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to the Government of Kuwait.

[FR Doc. 2016-26711 Filed 11-3-16; 8:45 am]
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