Arms Sales Notification, 40753-40755 [2017-18177]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Reserve revised plan will replace the plan approved in 2000. The revised management plan outlines the administrative structure; the research/monitoring, stewardship, education, and training programs and priorities of the reserve; plans for a proposed boundary expansion through future land acquisition; and facility development priorities to support reserve operations. The Jobos Bay Reserve takes an integrated approach to management, linking research and education, coastal training, and stewardship functions. The Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PRDNER) has outlined how it will administer the reserve and its core programs by providing detailed actions that will enable it to accomplish specific goals and objectives. Since the last management plan, the reserve has: Developed core programs; expanded monitoring programs within Jobos Bay and its watershed; expanded its dorm, and remodeled the historic train depot and visitor center; conducted training workshops; implemented K–12 education programs; and built new and innovative partnerships with local, Commonwealth, and U.S. organizations and universities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 The total number of acres within the boundary is 2800 acres, which is a slight modification of the original 2883 acres identified in the previous management plan. The revised acreage is a result of survey contracted by the PRDNER to clarify the boundary. The revised management plan will serve as the guiding document for the Jobos Bay Reserve for the next five years. View the Jobos Bay Reserve Management Plan revision at (http:// drna.pr.gov/jbnerr/) and provide comments to the Reserve’s Manager, Aitza Pabon (apabon@drna.pr.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Garfield at (240) 533–0817 or Erica Seiden at (240) 533–0781 of NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, 1305 East-West Highway, N/ORM5, 10th floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Dated: August 21, 2017. Paul M. Scholz, Deputy Director, Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–18193 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–38] 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 17–38 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 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40753 E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 40754 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices Transmittal No. 17–38 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: Government of Australia (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * ............................. Other .................................. $ 0.0 million $108.7 million TOTAL ............................ $108.7 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: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None Non-MDE includes: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (iv) Military Department: Navy (XX– P–AMN A1) (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 Attached Annex (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: August 2, 2017 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 EN28AU17.024</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C 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

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40753-40755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18177]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-38]


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 17-38 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: August 23, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 17-38
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 Australia
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *..............................    $ 0.0 million
Other..................................................   $108.7 million
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  TOTAL................................................   $108.7 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None
    Non-MDE includes: 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.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (XX-P-AMN A1)
    (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 Attached Annex
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: August 2, 2017

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

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POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Australia--ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM)

    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 self-defense 
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.
Transmittal No. 17-38
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 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 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]
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