Arms Sales Notification, 40755-40757 [2017-18148]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION Transmittal No. 17–38 Australia—ALE–70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM) Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES The Government of Australia has requested the possible sale of one thousand nine hundred fifty-two (1,952) ALE–70(V)/T–1687A Electronic Towed Decoy Countermeasures, publications and technical documentation, other technical assistance, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $108.7 million. This sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major non-NATO ally and continues to be an important force for political stability, security, and economic development in the Western Pacific. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist our ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready selfdefense capability. The proposed sale will improve Australia’s F–35 survivability and will enhance its capability to deter global threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and cooperate in coalition defense initiatives. Australia 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 principal contractor will be British Aerospace Enterprise (BAE), Nashua, NH. There are no offsets 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 Australia. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The ALE–70 is a towed radio frequency countermeasure designed for deployment from the F–35 aircraft and is comprised of electronic and mechanical sub-assemblies to accomplish the intended purpose. The ALE–70 consists of three major components: the reel/launcher assembly, the tow line, and the T–1687 countermeasure transmitter. Upon deployment from the aircraft, the countermeasure transmitter is reeled out to a prescribed distance, held in tow behind the jet by the tow line and emits waveforms in response to commands from the countermeasure controller located in the jet. The waveforms are utilized to confuse or decoy adversary radars or radar guided weapons. Designed and produced by BAE Systems of Nashua, New Hampshire, the ALE–70 employs amplifiers based on Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology to meet stringent output requirements. 2. The ALE–70 generates, amplifies, and transmits signals in response to commands from the countermeasures controller which remains aboard the jet. Neither the countermeasure transmitter nor the reel/launcher assembly contains stored information or software representing critical program information. As the ALE–70 contains no software or stored waveforms/ techniques, Anti-Tampering security measures are not required. ALE–70 hardware is classified SECRET to protect specific data elements associated with the performance of the countermeasure. 3. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40755 equivalent system which might reduce system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that Australia can provide substantially 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. 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Australia. [FR Doc. 2017–18177 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–29] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107 or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217; DSCA/DSA– RAN. SUMMARY: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 17–29 with attached Policy Justification. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 23, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 40756 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Transmittal No. 17–29 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 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: The Republic of Iraq (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * Other .................................... $ 0 million 150 million TOTAL .............................. 150 million VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services Under Consideration for Purchase: Non-MDE: Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various U.S.-origin navy vessels and a ship repair facility in Iraq to include procurement of spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training equipment, engineering and logistics support services and other related elements of logistics and program support. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (iv) Military Department: Navy (XX– P–GAS) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: GAL, 20 May 14; GAM, 20 May 14; GAO, 3 Nov 16 (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: August 1, 2017 * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 EN28AU17.020</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices POLICY JUSTIFICATION Republic of Iraq—Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for U.S. Origin Navy Vessels and a Ship Repair Facility asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various U.S.-origin navy vessels and a ship repair facility in Iraq to include procurement of spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training equipment, engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total program value is $150 million. The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to provide for a stable, sovereign, and democratic Iraq, capable of combating terrorism and protecting its people and sovereignty. Iraq intends to use this maintenance support to ensure the Navy is fullyoperationally capable of providing coastal defense and security. The various vessels to be supported are: Patrol boats, offshore support vessels, fast assault boats, and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats. The proposed sale of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 Follow-On Technical Support will increase the Iraq Navy’s material and operational readiness. Iraq will have no difficulty absorbing this support into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be Swiftships, LLC, Morgan City, LA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to Iraq and incountry presence involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support and oversight for approximately three years. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2017–18148 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 40757 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 16–55] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107 or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217; DSCA/DSA– RAN. SUMMARY: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 16–55 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 23, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40755-40757]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18148]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-29]


Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Arms sales notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of an arms sales notification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697-9107 or Kathy 
Valadez, (703) 697-9217; DSCA/DSA-RAN.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is 
published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-
164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 17-29 with 
attached Policy Justification.

    Dated: August 23, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 17-29
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: The Republic of Iraq
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................     $ 0 million
Other...................................................     150 million
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  TOTAL.................................................     150 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services Under Consideration for Purchase:
    Non-MDE: Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various U.S.-origin 
navy vessels and a ship repair facility in Iraq to include procurement 
of spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and 
technical documentation, personnel training equipment, engineering and 
logistics support services and other related elements of logistics and 
program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (XX-P-GAS)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: GAL, 20 May 14; GAM, 20 May 14; 
GAO, 3 Nov 16
    (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: August 1, 2017

    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

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POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Republic of Iraq--Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for U.S. Origin 
Navy Vessels and a Ship Repair Facility

    The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of Follow-On 
Technical Support (FOTS) for various U.S.-origin navy vessels and a 
ship repair facility in Iraq to include procurement of spare and repair 
parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training equipment, engineering and logistics 
support services, and other related elements of logistics and program 
support. The estimated total program value is $150 million.
    The proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to provide for a 
stable, sovereign, and democratic Iraq, capable of combating terrorism 
and protecting its people and sovereignty.
    Iraq intends to use this maintenance support to ensure the Navy is 
fully-operationally capable of providing coastal defense and security. 
The various vessels to be supported are: Patrol boats, offshore support 
vessels, fast assault boats, and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats. The 
proposed sale of Follow-On Technical Support will increase the Iraq 
Navy's material and operational readiness. Iraq will have no difficulty 
absorbing this support into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this support will not alter the basic military 
balance in the region.
    The prime contractor will be Swiftships, LLC, Morgan City, LA. 
There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to 
Iraq and in-country presence involving U.S. Government and contractor 
representatives for technical reviews, support and oversight for 
approximately three years.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

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