36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 90336-90338 [2016-29973]

Download as PDF 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 90337 EN14DE16.023</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices 90338 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 240 / Wednesday, December 14, 2016 / Notices Transmittal No. 16–65 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 Finland (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... TOTAL ............................... $57 million $99 million $156 million sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Ninety (90) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS–JTRS) Variant(s) Non-MDE includes: Follow-on equipment and support for Finland’s F/A–18 Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) program includes software test and integration center upgrades, flight testing, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, transportation, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case FI–P–SAA $2.4 billion—9 Jun 1992 FMS case FI–P–SAB $675 million—7 Feb 1994 FMS case FI–P–GAD $25 million—13 Jul 2001 FMS case FI–P–LBB $63 million—4 Aug 2001 FMS case FI–P–LBC $127 million—1 Jan 2004 FMS case FI–P–LBD $252 million—25 Jul 2007 FMS case FI–P–LBH $307 million—3 Apr 2009 FMS case FI–P–GAU $170 million—27 Jun 2013 (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 Finland—F–18 Mid-Life Upgrade Program The Government of Finland has requested a possible sale of follow-on equipment and support for Finland’s F/ A–18 Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) program, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Dec 13, 2016 Jkt 241001 consisting of: Ninety (90) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS–JTRS) variant(s). The proposed program support also includes software test and integration center upgrades, flight testing, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, transportation, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support. Total estimated program cost is $156 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United State by helping to improve the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be an important force for political stability and economic progress in Europe. The Finnish Air Force (FAF) intend to purchase this MLU program equipment and services to extend the useful life of its F/A–18 fighter aircraft and enhance their survivability and communications connectivity. The FDF needs this upgrade to keep pace with technology advances in sensors, weaponry, and communications. Finland has extensive experience operating the F/A–18 aircraft and will have no difficulty incorporating the upgraded capabilities into its forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Raytheon in Waltham, Massachusetts; Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland; The Boeing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; BAE North America in Arlington, Virginia; General Electric in Fairfield, Connecticut; General Dynamics in West Falls Church, Virginia; Northrop Grumman in Falls Church, Virginia; Rockwell Collins in Cedar rapids, Iowa; ViaSat in Carlsbad, California; and Data Link Solutions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to Finland involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support, and training. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transmittal No. 16–65 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 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS–JTRS) is not classified but is considered a COMSEC Controlled Item (CCI). There are no training devices, associated documentation, or services to be provided with the sale of these MIDS–JTRS units. No sensitive information is provided or associated with this sale. 2. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Finland. [FR Doc. 2016–29973 Filed 12–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID DOD–2014–OS–0077] Proposed Collection; Comment Request Defense Security Service, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Security Service (DSS) announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by February 13, 2017. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-65]


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 16-65 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. 16-65
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 Finland
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $57 million
Other....................................  $99 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $156 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Ninety (90) Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint 
Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS) Variant(s)
    Non-MDE includes:
    Follow-on equipment and support for Finland's F/A-18 Mid-Life 
Upgrade (MLU) program includes software test and integration center 
upgrades, flight testing, spare and repair parts, support and test 
equipment, transportation, publications and technical documentation, 
personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government and 
contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related 
elements of logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:
FMS case FI-P-SAA $2.4 billion--9 Jun 1992
FMS case FI-P-SAB $675 million--7 Feb 1994
FMS case FI-P-GAD $25 million--13 Jul 2001
FMS case FI-P-LBB $63 million--4 Aug 2001
FMS case FI-P-LBC $127 million--1 Jan 2004
FMS case FI-P-LBD $252 million--25 Jul 2007
FMS case FI-P-LBH $307 million--3 Apr 2009
FMS case FI-P-GAU $170 million--27 Jun 2013
    (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 Finland--F-18 Mid-Life Upgrade Program

    The Government of Finland has requested a possible sale of follow-
on equipment and support for Finland's F/A-18 Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) 
program, consisting of: Ninety (90) Multifunctional Information 
Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS) variant(s). 
The proposed program support also includes software test and 
integration center upgrades, flight testing, spare and repair parts, 
support and test equipment, transportation, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. 
Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and 
other related elements of logistics support. Total estimated program 
cost is $156 million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security objectives of the United State by helping to improve 
the security of a friendly country which has been and continues to be 
an important force for political stability and economic progress in 
Europe.
    The Finnish Air Force (FAF) intend to purchase this MLU program 
equipment and services to extend the useful life of its F/A-18 fighter 
aircraft and enhance their survivability and communications 
connectivity. The FDF needs this upgrade to keep pace with technology 
advances in sensors, weaponry, and communications. Finland has 
extensive experience operating the F/A-18 aircraft and will have no 
difficulty incorporating the upgraded capabilities into its forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be Raytheon in Waltham, 
Massachusetts; Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland; The Boeing 
Company in St. Louis, Missouri; BAE North America in Arlington, 
Virginia; General Electric in Fairfield, Connecticut; General Dynamics 
in West Falls Church, Virginia; Northrop Grumman in Falls Church, 
Virginia; Rockwell Collins in Cedar rapids, Iowa; ViaSat in Carlsbad, 
California; and Data Link Solutions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There are no 
known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential 
sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips to 
Finland involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for 
technical reviews, support, and training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-65
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 Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint 
Tactical Radio System (MIDS-JTRS) is not classified but is considered a 
COMSEC Controlled Item (CCI). There are no training devices, associated 
documentation, or services to be provided with the sale of these MIDS-
JTRS units. No sensitive information is provided or associated with 
this sale.
    2. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the Government of 
Finland.

[FR Doc. 2016-29973 Filed 12-13-16; 8:45 am]
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