36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification, 10339-10341 [2017-02753]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices will ensure the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Dated: February 6, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–02750 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–78] 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10339 requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela 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 16–78 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: February 6, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 10340 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the None Arms Export Control Act, as amended Non-MDE includes: (i) Prospective Purchaser: Kingdom of Ten (10) 74K Persistent Threat Detection Saudi Arabia System (PTDS) Aerostats (ii) Total Estimated Value: Fourteen (14) Ground Moving Target Major Defense Equipment * $ 0 million Indicator (GMTI) Radars Other .................................... $525 million Twenty-six (26) MX–20 Electro-Optic TOTAL .............................. $525 million Infrared (EO/IR) Cameras mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 16–78 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ten (10) Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Sensors Also included are the Mooring systems with powered tether with embedded fiber optics; Ground Control Systems (GCS); associated installation hardware; special tools and test equipment; Basic Issue Items (BII); program management support; verification testing; systems technical support; transportation; spare and repair parts; communications equipment; E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 EN10FE17.001</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Notices operators and maintenance manuals; personnel training and training equipment; tool and test equipment; repair and return; publications and technical documentation; Quality Assurance Team (QAT); U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; in-country Field Service Representatives (FSR); and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (ZAJ) (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: January 23, 2017 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Kingdom of Saudi Arabia—74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of ten (10) 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats; fourteen (14) Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radars; twenty-six (26) MX–20 Electro-Optic Infrared (EO/IR) Cameras; and ten (10) Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Sensors. Also included are the Mooring systems with powered tether with embedded fiber optics; Ground Control Systems (GCS); associated installation hardware; special tools and test equipment; Basic Issue Items (BII); program management support; verification testing; systems technical support; transportation; spare and repair parts; communications equipment; operators and maintenance manuals; personnel training and training equipment; tool and test equipment; repair and return; publications and technical documentation; Quality Assurance Team (QAT); U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; in-country Field Service Representatives (FSR); and other related elements of logistics and program support. Total estimated program cost is $525 million. This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United State by helping to improve the security of an important ally which has been and continues to be a leading contributor of political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This sale will increase the Royal Saudi Land Force’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 interoperability with U.S. forces and conveys U.S. commitment to Saudi Arabia’s security and armed forces. The proposed sale will improve Saudi Arabia’s capability to meet current and future threats and provide greater security for its critical infrastructure. Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing these systems 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 is unknown at this time. There are no known offset agreements in connect with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the U.S. Government or contractor representative to travel to the Kingdom of Sadia Arabia for a period of six (6) years for de-processing/fielding, system checkout and new equipment training, as well as provide the support of in-country FSRs and operators. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 16–78 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. This sale will involve the release of sensitive technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) is a tethered aerostat system capable of supporting a variety of surveillance payloads. The PTDS is a 74K tethered aerostat with a relocatable mooring system capable of supporting payloads up to 500 kg at altitudes of 1,500m, providing surveillance systems with line of site up to 140km. In addition to the aerostat, each system includes a mobile mooring system, ground control and maintenance shelters, electrical generators and power distribution panel, forklift and man lift, supply of helium and spare parts. The program will also include system training, maintenance and in-country support services. Each of the ten (10) aerostats will carry a payload consisting of one (1) radar system and two (2) ElectroOptical/Infrared (EO/IR) systems or one (1) radar system, one (1) EO/IR system and one (1) communications Intelligence (COMINT) system. a. Radar System. The Telephonics APS–143G Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Radar is a multifunction radar capable of providing long-range detection of land based or PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 10341 maritime targets that are static or in motion. The system can operate in overland, maritime, and air-to-air modes. It displays Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) tracks overlaid on a Doppler Beam Sharpened (DBS) image. The system can switch between vertically and horizontally-orientated antennas and incorporates an optional Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) capability. The hardware and software are UNCLASSIFIED. b. Communications Intelligence (COMINT) System. The Raytheon Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Model 1240 Titan Reconfigurable Multichannel Receiver is a modular, scalable softwaredefined radio (SDR) designed for airborne COMINT missions. The system can search, intercept, collect, geo-locate, analyze, store, and distribute wireless signals. The hardware and software are UNCLASSIFIED. c. Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) System. The L3 WESCAM MX–20 is suite of up to seven (7) long-range camera and imaging sensors mounted within a gimbaled pod. Sensors include either a thermal image or high definition infrared imager; a daylight continuous zoom color TV camera, either a daylight spotter color TV camera or lowlight spotter TV camera; a laser rangefinder; and a laser illuminator. The hardware and software are 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 which 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 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. 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. 2017–02753 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 16-78]


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: Pamela 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 16-78 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: February 6, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-78
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: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................     $ 0 million
Other...................................................    $525 million
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  TOTAL.................................................    $525 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None
    Non-MDE includes:

Ten (10) 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) Aerostats
Fourteen (14) Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radars
Twenty-six (26) MX-20 Electro-Optic Infrared (EO/IR) Cameras
Ten (10) Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Sensors

    Also included are the Mooring systems with powered tether with 
embedded fiber optics; Ground Control Systems (GCS); associated 
installation hardware; special tools and test equipment; Basic Issue 
Items (BII); program management support; verification testing; systems 
technical support; transportation; spare and repair parts; 
communications equipment;

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operators and maintenance manuals; personnel training and training 
equipment; tool and test equipment; repair and return; publications and 
technical documentation; Quality Assurance Team (QAT); U.S. Government 
and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; 
in-country Field Service Representatives (FSR); and other related 
elements of logistics and program support.

    (iv) Military Department: Army (ZAJ)
    (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: January 23, 2017
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) 
Aerostats

    The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a 
possible sale of ten (10) 74K Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) 
Aerostats; fourteen (14) Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI) Radars; 
twenty-six (26) MX-20 Electro-Optic Infrared (EO/IR) Cameras; and ten 
(10) Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Sensors. Also included are 
the Mooring systems with powered tether with embedded fiber optics; 
Ground Control Systems (GCS); associated installation hardware; special 
tools and test equipment; Basic Issue Items (BII); program management 
support; verification testing; systems technical support; 
transportation; spare and repair parts; communications equipment; 
operators and maintenance manuals; personnel training and training 
equipment; tool and test equipment; repair and return; publications and 
technical documentation; Quality Assurance Team (QAT); U.S. Government 
and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; 
in-country Field Service Representatives (FSR); and other related 
elements of logistics and program support. Total estimated program cost 
is $525 million.
    This proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national 
security objectives of the United State by helping to improve the 
security of an important ally which has been and continues to be a 
leading contributor of political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East. This sale will increase the Royal Saudi Land Force's 
interoperability with U.S. forces and conveys U.S. commitment to Saudi 
Arabia's security and armed forces.
    The proposed sale will improve Saudi Arabia's capability to meet 
current and future threats and provide greater security for its 
critical infrastructure. Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing 
these systems 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 is unknown at this time. There are no known 
offset agreements in connect with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require the U.S. 
Government or contractor representative to travel to the Kingdom of 
Sadia Arabia for a period of six (6) years for de-processing/fielding, 
system checkout and new equipment training, as well as provide the 
support of in-country FSRs and operators.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 16-78
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. This sale will involve the release of sensitive technology to 
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Persistent Threat Detection System 
(PTDS) is a tethered aerostat system capable of supporting a variety of 
surveillance payloads. The PTDS is a 74K tethered aerostat with a 
relocatable mooring system capable of supporting payloads up to 500 kg 
at altitudes of 1,500m, providing surveillance systems with line of 
site up to 140km. In addition to the aerostat, each system includes a 
mobile mooring system, ground control and maintenance shelters, 
electrical generators and power distribution panel, forklift and man 
lift, supply of helium and spare parts. The program will also include 
system training, maintenance and in-country support services. Each of 
the ten (10) aerostats will carry a payload consisting of one (1) radar 
system and two (2) Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) systems or one (1) 
radar system, one (1) EO/IR system and one (1) communications 
Intelligence (COMINT) system.
    a. Radar System. The Telephonics APS-143G Intelligence, 
Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Radar is a multi-function radar 
capable of providing long-range detection of land based or maritime 
targets that are static or in motion. The system can operate in 
overland, maritime, and air-to-air modes. It displays Ground Moving 
Target Indicator (GMTI) tracks overlaid on a Doppler Beam Sharpened 
(DBS) image. The system can switch between vertically and horizontally-
orientated antennas and incorporates an optional Identify Friend or Foe 
(IFF) capability. The hardware and software are UNCLASSIFIED.
    b. Communications Intelligence (COMINT) System. The Raytheon 
Applied Signal Technology, Inc. Model 1240 Titan Reconfigurable 
Multichannel Receiver is a modular, scalable software-defined radio 
(SDR) designed for airborne COMINT missions. The system can search, 
intercept, collect, geo-locate, analyze, store, and distribute wireless 
signals. The hardware and software are UNCLASSIFIED.
    c. Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) System. The L3 WESCAM MX-20 is 
suite of up to seven (7) long-range camera and imaging sensors mounted 
within a gimbaled pod. Sensors include either a thermal image or high 
definition infrared imager; a daylight continuous zoom color TV camera, 
either a daylight spotter color TV camera or lowlight spotter TV 
camera; a laser rangefinder; and a laser illuminator. The hardware and 
software are 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 which 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 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.
    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. 2017-02753 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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