36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 90335-90336 [2016-29954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices 90335 The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the [FR Doc. 2016–29970 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pam Young, DSCA/SA&E–RAN, (703) 697– 9107. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–72 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 9, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–72] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 EN14DE16.020</GPH> Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency. ACTION: Notice. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Peru. 90336 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices three (3) AGM–158B Separation Test Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Vehicles. Also included are two (2) Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the AGM–158B Weapon System Simulators, F–16 operational flight plan upgrade for Arms Export Control Act, as amended the Polish F- 16C/D, JASSM–ER (i) Prospective Purchaser: Poland integration, missile containers, spare (ii) Total Estimated Value: and repair parts, support and test Major Defense Equipment * $ 110 million equipment, publications and technical Other .................................... $ 90 million documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government TOTAL .............................. $ 200 million and contractor engineering, technical (iii) Description and Quantity or and logistics support services, and other Quantities of Articles or Services under related elements of logistical and Consideration for Purchase: program support. The total estimated Major Defense Equipment (MDE): program value is $200 million. Seventy (70) AGM–158B Joint Air-toThe proposed sale will contribute to Surface Standoff Missiles Extended the foreign policy and the national Range (JASSM–ER) security objectives of the United States Two (2) AGM–158B Flight Test by helping to improve the security of a Vehicles—Live Fire with TIK & FTS NATO ally. Poland continues to be an Two (2) AGM–158B Mass Simulant important force for political stability Vehicles and economic progress in Central One (1) AGM–158B Flight Test Europe. Vehicle—Captive Carry The proposed sale will improve Three (3) AGM–158B Separation Test Poland’s capability to meet current and Vehicles future threats of enemy air and ground weapons systems. Poland will use the Non-MDE includes: enhanced capability as a deterrent to Two (2) AGM–158B Weapon System Simulators, F–16 operational flight plan regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. These weapon and upgrade for the Polish F- 16C/D, capabilities upgrades will allow Poland JASSM–ER integration, missile to strengthen its air-to-ground strike containers, spare and repair parts, capabilities and increase its support and test equipment, contribution to future NATO operations. publications and technical Poland will have no difficulty absorbing documentation, personnel training and these missiles into its armed forces. training equipment, U.S. Government The proposed sale of this equipment and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. related elements of logistical and The prime contractor will be the program support. Lockheed Martin of Ft. Worth, Texas. (iv) Military Department: Air Force There are no known offset agreements (X7–D–YAD) proposed in connection with this (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: PL–D– potential sale. SAC, PL–D–YAB and amendments Implementation of this proposed sale (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, will not require the assignment of any Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None additional U.S. Government or (vii) Sensitivity of Technology contractor representatives to Poland. Contained in the Defense Article or There will be no adverse impact on Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: U.S. defense readiness as a result of this See Annex Attached proposed sale. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: Transmittal No. 16–72 November 28, 2016 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Arms Export Control Act. Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act POLICY JUSTIFICATION Annex Poland—JASSM–ER with Support sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 16–72 The Government of Poland has requested a possible sale of seventy (70) AGM–158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles Extended Range (JASSM–ER), two (2) AGM–158B Flight Test Vehicles, two (2) AGM–158B Mass Simulant Vehicles, one (1) AGM–158B Flight Test Vehicle—Captive Carry, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The AGM–158B JASSM ER is an extended range low-observable, highly survivable subsonic cruise missile designed to penetrate next generation air defense systems en-route to target. It is designed to kill hard, medium- PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hardened, soft and area type targets. The extended range over the baseline was obtained by going from a turbo jet to a turbo-fan engine and by reconfiguring the fuel tanks for added capacity. Classification of the technical data and information on the AGM–158’s performance, capabilities, systems, subsystems, operations, and maintenance will range from UNCLASSIFIED to SECRET. 2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures that might 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 Poland can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This proposed sale is necessary to further the US foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to Poland. [FR Doc. 2016–29954 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–65] 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: Pam Young, DSCA/SE&E–RAN, (703) 697– 9107. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–65 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: December 9, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 240 (Wednesday, December 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-29954]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-72]


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: Pam Young, DSCA/SA&E-RAN, (703) 697-
9107.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-72 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 9, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-72
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: Poland
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................   $ 110 million
Other...................................................    $ 90 million
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  TOTAL.................................................   $ 200 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Seventy (70) AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles Extended 
Range (JASSM-ER)
Two (2) AGM-158B Flight Test Vehicles--Live Fire with TIK & FTS
Two (2) AGM-158B Mass Simulant Vehicles
One (1) AGM-158B Flight Test Vehicle--Captive Carry
Three (3) AGM-158B Separation Test Vehicles

    Non-MDE includes:
    Two (2) AGM-158B Weapon System Simulators, F-16 operational flight 
plan upgrade for the Polish F- 16C/D, JASSM-ER integration, missile 
containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, 
publications and technical documentation, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, 
technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of 
logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (X7-D-YAD)
(v) Prior Related Cases, if any: PL-D-SAC, PL-D-YAB and amendments
(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: November 28, 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Poland--JASSM-ER with Support

    The Government of Poland has requested a possible sale of seventy 
(70) AGM-158B Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles Extended Range 
(JASSM-ER), two (2) AGM-158B Flight Test Vehicles, two (2) AGM-158B 
Mass Simulant Vehicles, one (1) AGM-158B Flight Test Vehicle--Captive 
Carry, three (3) AGM-158B Separation Test Vehicles. Also included are 
two (2) AGM-158B Weapon System Simulators, F-16 operational flight plan 
upgrade for the Polish F- 16C/D, JASSM-ER integration, missile 
containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, 
publications and technical documentation, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, 
technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of 
logistical and program support. The total estimated program value is 
$200 million.
    The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and the 
national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve 
the security of a NATO ally. Poland continues to be an important force 
for political stability and economic progress in Central Europe.
    The proposed sale will improve Poland's capability to meet current 
and future threats of enemy air and ground weapons systems. Poland will 
use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to 
strengthen its homeland defense. These weapon and capabilities upgrades 
will allow Poland to strengthen its air-to-ground strike capabilities 
and increase its contribution to future NATO operations. Poland will 
have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be the Lockheed Martin of Ft. Worth, 
Texas. 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 Poland.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-72
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 AGM-158B JASSM ER is an extended range low-observable, 
highly survivable subsonic cruise missile designed to penetrate next 
generation air defense systems en-route to target. It is designed to 
kill hard, medium-hardened, soft and area type targets. The extended 
range over the baseline was obtained by going from a turbo jet to a 
turbo-fan engine and by reconfiguring the fuel tanks for added 
capacity. Classification of the technical data and information on the 
AGM-158's performance, capabilities, systems, sub-systems, operations, 
and maintenance will range from UNCLASSIFIED to SECRET.
    2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures that might 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 Poland can provide 
substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive 
technology being released as the U.S. Government. This proposed sale is 
necessary to further the US foreign policy and national security 
objectives outlined in the Policy Justification.
    4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to Poland.

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