36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 90792-90794 [2016-30143]

Download as PDF 90792 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (CMWS) is CONFIDENTIAL. Releasable technical manuals for operation and maintenance are SECRET. The AN/ APR–39A(V) l/4 Series Radar Detecting Set (RDS) is SECRET. The AN/AVR–2B, Laser Warning Set is CONFIDENTIAL. Releasable technical manuals for operation and maintenance are SECRET. The AN/ARC–23l (V)(C) is UNCLASSIFIED. The AN/ARC–201D Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), performance capabilities, Electronic Countermeasures/Electronic Counter Counter-Measures (ECM/ECCM) specifications and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) are SECRET. The AN/ APX–123A, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder is UNCLASSIFIED. The AN/ARN–147, Very High Frequency Omni Ranging/Instrument Landing System (VOR/ILS) receiver is UNCLASSIFIED. The AN/ARC–220 is UNCLASSIFIED. The KN–77 is UNCLASSIFIED. The AN/PYQ–10 (C) Simple Key Loader (SKL) is UNCLASSIFIED. The TSEC KY–58 voice secure equipment is CONFIDENTIAL if software fill is VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 installed. The TSEC KY–100 voice secure equipment is used with the FM Command Radio to provide secure twoway communication. It is Communications Security (COMSEC) Equipment and is classified SECRET if software fill is installed. The AN/AVS– 6/7(V)l is UNCLASSIFIED. 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 or equivalent systems which might reduce weapon system effectiveness. 3. determination has been made that Saudi Arabia 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. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [FR Doc. 2016–30164 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–61] 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: 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 16–61 with attached Policy Justification. SUMMARY: Dated: December 12, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1 90793 EN15DE16.000</GPH> rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Notices 90794 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 241 / Thursday, December 15, 2016 / Notices Transmittal No. 16–61 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 Qatar (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment (MDE) *. Other ...................................... $51 million Total ................................ $81 million $30 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four (4) F117–PW–100 C–17 Engines (spares) Non-MDE includes: Quick Engine Change (QEC) Kits, Engine Transport Trailers, Engine Platforms, Engine Trailers, and other various support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (LAC) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: QA–D– QAB (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: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 7, 2016 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Qatar—Spare C–17 Engines and Equipment The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of the following in support of its eight (8) C– VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Dec 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 17 Globemaster III aircraft procured under a Direct Commercial Sale (DCS): four (4) spare F117–PW–100 engines, Quick Engine Change (QEC) Kits, Engine Transport Trailers, Engine Platforms, Engine Trailers, and other various support. The estimated total program cost is $81 million. The proposed sale would contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the U.S. by helping to improve the security of an important regional ally. Qatar is a vital partner for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The C–17 provides a heavy airlift capability and complements the normal, day-to-day operations of Qatar’s C–130J fleet. Qatar will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment into its armed forces. The proposed sale would enhance Qatar’s ability to operate and maintain its C–17s, supporting its capability to provide humanitarian aid in the Middle East and Africa region and support its troops in coalition operations. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be the Boeing Corporation of Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. Government is not aware of any known offsets associated with this sale. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor. Implementation of this proposed sale will not alter current assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Qatar. The number of U.S. Government and contractor representatives required in Qatar to support the program will be determined in joint negotiations as the program proceeds through the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development, production and equipment installation phases. There is no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Qatar. [FR Doc. 2016–30143 Filed 12–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–62] 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. SUMMARY: 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 16–62 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: December 12, 2016. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\15DEN1.SGM 15DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 241 (Thursday, December 15, 2016)]
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[Pages 90792-90794]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30143]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-61]


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: 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 16-61 with attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: December 12, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 16-61
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 Qatar
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment (MDE) *..........  $51 million
Other....................................  $30 million
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    Total................................  $81 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Four (4) F117-PW-100 C-17 Engines (spares)
Non-MDE includes:
Quick Engine Change (QEC) Kits, Engine Transport Trailers, Engine 
Platforms, Engine Trailers, and other various support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (LAC)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: QA-D-QAB
    (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: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 7, 2016
    * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.
POLICY JUSTIFICATION
Qatar--Spare C-17 Engines and Equipment
    The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of the 
following in support of its eight (8) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft 
procured under a Direct Commercial Sale (DCS): four (4) spare F117-PW-
100 engines, Quick Engine Change (QEC) Kits, Engine Transport Trailers, 
Engine Platforms, Engine Trailers, and other various support. The 
estimated total program cost is $81 million.
    The proposed sale would contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the U.S. by helping to improve the security of an 
important regional ally. Qatar is a vital partner for political 
stability and economic progress in the Middle East. The C-17 provides a 
heavy airlift capability and complements the normal, day-to-day 
operations of Qatar's C-130J fleet. Qatar will have no difficulty 
absorbing this equipment into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale would enhance Qatar's ability to operate and 
maintain its C-17s, supporting its capability to provide humanitarian 
aid in the Middle East and Africa region and support its troops in 
coalition operations.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be the Boeing Corporation of Chicago, 
Illinois. The U.S. Government is not aware of any known offsets 
associated with this sale. Any offset agreement will be defined in 
negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not alter current 
assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives 
to Qatar. The number of U.S. Government and contractor representatives 
required in Qatar to support the program will be determined in joint 
negotiations as the program proceeds through the development, 
production and equipment installation phases.
    There is no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of 
this proposed sale. All defense articles and services listed in this 
transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of 
Qatar.
[FR Doc. 2016-30143 Filed 12-14-16; 8:45 am]
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