36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 90332-90335 [2016-29970]

Download as PDF 90332 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices period and are therefore required to carry observers upon NMFS’ request until December 31, 2019. TABLE 1—STATE AND FEDERAL COMMERCIAL FISHERIES INCLUDED ON THE 2015 ANNUAL DETERMINATION Years eligible to carry observers Fishery Trawl Fisheries Southeastern U.S. Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawl .......................................................................................................... Gulf of Mexico mixed species fish trawl .................................................................................................................................... 2015–2019 2015–2019 Gillnet Fisheries California halibut, white seabass and other species set gillnet (>3.5 in mesh) ....................................................................... 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ACTION: Notice. 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 16–76 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the Dated: December 9, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–76] [FR Doc. 2016–29948 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification BILLING CODE 3510–22–P AGENCY: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices 90333 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 EN14DE16.022</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES to 90334 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices Transmittal No. 16–76 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 Peru (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... $434 million $234 million TOTAL ............................... $668 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): One hundred and seventy-eight (178) Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles One hundred and seventy-eight (178) M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns One hundred and seventy-eight (178) Remote Weapon Stations (RWS) Non-MDE includes: Driver’s vision enhancers; Global Positioning System (GPS) navigational capability; sets of special tools testing equipment; associated M2 Flex spare parts and tripods; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; VIC–3 systems; Operators New Equipment Training (OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance Training (FLMNET); publications; training manuals; Contractor Field Service Representative support; contractor and concurrent spare parts; project office technical support; U.S. Government technical assistance; packaging, crating, and handling; de-processing services for shipment; and associated transportation. (iv) Military Department: Army (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: December 2, 2016. * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Government of Peru—Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles The Government of Peru has requested a possible sale of one hundred and seventy-eight (178) Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles; one hundred and seventy-eight (178) M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns; and one hundred and seventy-eight (178) Remote Weapon Stations (RWS). Also included are driver’s vision enhancers; Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation capability; sets of special tools testing VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 equipment; associated M2 Flex spare parts and tripods; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers and associated spares; VIC–3 systems; Operators New Equipment Training (OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance Training (FLMNET); publications; training manuals; Contractor Field Service Representative support; contractor and concurrent spare parts; project office technical support; U.S. Government technical assistance; packaging, crating, and handling; de-processing services for shipment; and associated transportation. Total estimated program cost is $668 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy objectives of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important partner which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability, peace, and economic progress in South America. It is in the U.S. national security interest for Peru to field capable forces and multi-role equipment for border security, disaster response, and to confront de-stabilizing internal threats, such as the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path). Peru intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces. This will contribute to the Peruvian military’s goal of updating its capabilities while further enhancing interoperability between Peru, the United States, and other allies and partners. This acquisition would support the first major step in Peru’s acquisition strategy to build a multidimensional brigade by 2030. Peru 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 contractor for this program is General Dynamics Land Systems. There are no known offset agreements in connect with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the temporary assignment of U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Peru for up to three years. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–76 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 following Major Defense Equipment items do not contain any PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 sensitive technologies or classified material: 178 M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles with M2 Flex .50 Cal machine guns and Remote Weapon Systems. The M1126 Stryker is an infantry carrier vehicle transporting nine soldiers, their mission equipment and a crew of two consisting of a driver and vehicle commander. It is equipped with armor protection, M2 machine guns and M6 smoke grenade launchers for self-protection. The Stryker is an eight-wheeled vehicle powered by a 350hp diesel engine. It incorporates a central tire inflation system, run-flat tires, and a vehicle height management system. The Stryker is capable of supporting a communications suite, a Global Positioning System (GPS), and a high frequency and near-term digital radio systems. The Stryker is deployable by C–130 aircraft and combat capable upon arrival. The Stryker is capable of self-deployment by highway and selfrecovery. It has a low noise level that reduces crew fatigue and enhances survivability. It moves about the battlefield quickly and is optimized for close, complex, or urban terrain. The Stryker program leverages nondevelopmental items with common subsystems and components to quickly acquire and filed these systems. 2. The AN/VAS–5 Driver’s Vision Enhancer (DVE) is a compact thermal camera providing armored vehicle drivers with day or night time visual awareness in clear or reduced vision (fog, smoke, dust) situations. The system provides the driver a 180 degree viewing angle using a high resolution infrared sensor and image stabilization to reduce the effect of shock and vibration. The viewer and monitor are ruggedized for operation in tactical environments. The system is UNCLASSIFIED but considered sensitive technology. If a technically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the AN/VAS–5, the information could be used to identify ways to countering the system or improve the adversary’s ability to avoid detection by the system in low-visibility environments. This is a low-level concern because the thermal imaging technology used in the AN/VAS–5 is considered mature and available in other industrial nation’s comparable performance thresholds. 3. A determination has been made that the recipient country can provide 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. E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 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.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-76]


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/SE&E-RAN, (703) 697-
9107.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-76 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. 16-76
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 Peru
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $434 million
Other....................................  $234 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $668 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
One hundred and seventy-eight (178) Reconditioned Stryker Infantry 
Carrier Vehicles
One hundred and seventy-eight (178) M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine Guns
One hundred and seventy-eight (178) Remote Weapon Stations (RWS)
    Non-MDE includes:
    Driver's vision enhancers; Global Positioning System (GPS) 
navigational capability; sets of special tools testing equipment; 
associated M2 Flex spare parts and tripods; M6 Smoke Grenade launchers 
and associated spares; VIC-3 systems; Operators New Equipment Training 
(OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance Training (FLMNET); publications; 
training manuals; Contractor Field Service Representative support; 
contractor and concurrent spare parts; project office technical 
support; U.S. Government technical assistance; packaging, crating, and 
handling; de-processing services for shipment; and associated 
transportation.
    (iv) Military Department: Army
    (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: December 2, 2016.
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Government of Peru--Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles

    The Government of Peru has requested a possible sale of one hundred 
and seventy-eight (178) Reconditioned Stryker Infantry Carrier 
Vehicles; one hundred and seventy-eight (178) M2 Flex .50 Cal Machine 
Guns; and one hundred and seventy-eight (178) Remote Weapon Stations 
(RWS). Also included are driver's vision enhancers; Global Positioning 
System (GPS) navigation capability; sets of special tools testing 
equipment; associated M2 Flex spare parts and tripods; M6 Smoke Grenade 
launchers and associated spares; VIC-3 systems; Operators New Equipment 
Training (OPNET) and Field Level Maintenance Training (FLMNET); 
publications; training manuals; Contractor Field Service Representative 
support; contractor and concurrent spare parts; project office 
technical support; U.S. Government technical assistance; packaging, 
crating, and handling; de-processing services for shipment; and 
associated transportation. Total estimated program cost is $668 
million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy objectives 
of the United States by helping to improve the security of an important 
partner which has been and continues to be an important force for 
political stability, peace, and economic progress in South America. It 
is in the U.S. national security interest for Peru to field capable 
forces and multi-role equipment for border security, disaster response, 
and to confront de-stabilizing internal threats, such as the terrorist 
group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).
    Peru intends to use these defense articles and services to 
modernize its armed forces. This will contribute to the Peruvian 
military's goal of updating its capabilities while further enhancing 
interoperability between Peru, the United States, and other allies and 
partners. This acquisition would support the first major step in Peru's 
acquisition strategy to build a multi-dimensional brigade by 2030. Peru 
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 contractor for this program is General Dynamics Land 
Systems. There are no known offset agreements in connect with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require the temporary 
assignment of U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Peru for 
up to three years.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-76
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 following Major Defense Equipment items do not contain any 
sensitive technologies or classified material: 178 M1126 Stryker 
Infantry Carrier Vehicles with M2 Flex .50 Cal machine guns and Remote 
Weapon Systems. The M1126 Stryker is an infantry carrier vehicle 
transporting nine soldiers, their mission equipment and a crew of two 
consisting of a driver and vehicle commander. It is equipped with armor 
protection, M2 machine guns and M6 smoke grenade launchers for self-
protection. The Stryker is an eight-wheeled vehicle powered by a 350hp 
diesel engine. It incorporates a central tire inflation system, run-
flat tires, and a vehicle height management system. The Stryker is 
capable of supporting a communications suite, a Global Positioning 
System (GPS), and a high frequency and near-term digital radio systems. 
The Stryker is deployable by C-130 aircraft and combat capable upon 
arrival. The Stryker is capable of self-deployment by highway and self-
recovery. It has a low noise level that reduces crew fatigue and 
enhances survivability. It moves about the battlefield quickly and is 
optimized for close, complex, or urban terrain. The Stryker program 
leverages non-developmental items with common subsystems and components 
to quickly acquire and filed these systems.
    2. The AN/VAS-5 Driver's Vision Enhancer (DVE) is a compact thermal 
camera providing armored vehicle drivers with day or night time visual 
awareness in clear or reduced vision (fog, smoke, dust) situations. The 
system provides the driver a 180 degree viewing angle using a high 
resolution infrared sensor and image stabilization to reduce the effect 
of shock and vibration. The viewer and monitor are ruggedized for 
operation in tactical environments. The system is UNCLASSIFIED but 
considered sensitive technology. If a technically advanced adversary 
were to obtain knowledge of the AN/VAS-5, the information could be used 
to identify ways to countering the system or improve the adversary's 
ability to avoid detection by the system in low-visibility 
environments. This is a low-level concern because the thermal imaging 
technology used in the AN/VAS-5 is considered mature and available in 
other industrial nation's comparable performance thresholds.
    3. A determination has been made that the recipient country can 
provide 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.

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    4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to Peru.

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