Arms Sales Notification, 57232-57234 [2017-25980]

Download as PDF 57232 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices publications and technical documentation; software development integration, and support; system integration and testing; U.S. Government and contractor engineering technical and logistics support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (XX–D–YDG) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: CN–D– YAE for AIM–120 AMRAAMs; CN–D– QBU for in-service support for those AMRAAMs (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: Oct 30, 2017 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Canada—AIM–120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) The Government of Canada has requested a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of up to thirty-two (32) AIM–120D Advanced Medium-Range Air-to Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), up to eighteen (18) AMRAAM Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs); up to four (4) AMRAAM Non-Development Item— Airborne Instrumentation Unit (NDI– AIU); up to two (2) AMRAAM Instrumented Test Vehicles (ITV); up to seven (7) spare AMRAAM guidance units; up to four (4) spare AMRAAM control sections for use on their F/A–18 aircraft. Included in the sale are containers; storage and preservation; transportation; aircrew and maintenance training; training aids and equipment, spares and repair parts; warranties; weapon system support and test equipment; publications and technical documentation; software development, integration, and support; system integration and testing; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total cost is $140 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 helping to improve the security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be, a key democratic partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability. The missiles will be used on Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter aircraft. This proposed sale of defense articles and services is required to enable RCAF fighters to optimally fulfill both North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) and NATO missions and also meets the U.S. Northern Command’s goals of combined air operations interoperability and standardization between Canadian and U.S. forces. The RCAF will have no difficulty absorbing these missiles into its inventory. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ. The Government of Canada has advised that it will negotiate offset agreements in conjunction with this sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Canada. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 17–57 BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–59] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107, pamela.a.young14.civ@mail.mil or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217, kathy.a.valadez.civ@mail.mil; 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 17–59 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The AIM–120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) hardware, including the missile guidance section, is classified CONFIDENTIAL. State-of-the-art technology is used in the missile to provide it with unique beyond-visualrange capability. The increase in capability from the AIM–120C–7 to AIM–120D consists of a two-way data link, a more accurate navigation unit, improved High-Angle Off-Boresight (HOBS) capability, and enhanced aircraft-to-missile position handoff. 2. AIM–120D features a target detection device with embedded electronic countermeasures, and electronics unit within the guidance section that performs all radar signal processing, mid-course and terminal Frm 00038 [FR Doc. 2017–25978 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act PO 00000 guidance, flight control, target detection, and warhead burst point determination. 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 that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that Canada 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 U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 5. All defense articles and services listed on this transmittal are authorized for release and export to Canada. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 28, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 BILLING CODE 5001–06–C sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 17–59 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 Georgia (ii) Total Estimated Value: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 Major Defense Equipment* Other .................................... $50 million $25 million Total .................................. $75 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Four-hundred ten (410) Javelin Missiles Seventy-two (72) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (includes two PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57233 (2) Javelin Block 1 CLUs to be used as spares) Non-MDE: Also included are ten (10) Basic Skills Trainers (BST); up to seventy (70) simulated rounds; United States Government (USG) and contractor technical assistance, transportation, and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 EN04DE17.002</GPH> Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices 57234 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices (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: November 17, 2017 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. Policy Justification Georgia—Javelin Missile and Command Launch Units The Government of Georgia has requested to purchase four hundred and ten (410) Javelin Missiles, and seventytwo (72) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (includes two (2) Javelin Block 1 CLUs to be used as spares). Also included are ten (10) Basic Skills Trainers (BST); up to seventy (70) simulated rounds; U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance; transportation; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated cost is $75 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of Georgia. The Javelin system will provide Georgia with increased capacity to meet its national defense requirements. Georgia will have no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona. However, these missiles are being provided from U.S. Army stock and the CLUs will be obtained from on-hand Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF)-purchased stock. There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of approximately one (1) U.S. Government and two (2) contractor representatives to Georgia. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 17–59 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 1. The Javelin Weapon System is a medium-range, man portable, shoulderlaunched, fire and forget, anti-tank system for infantry, scouts, and combat engineers. It may also be mounted on a variety of platforms including vehicles, aircraft and watercraft. The system weighs 49.5 pounds and has a maximum range in excess of 2,500 meters. They system is highly lethal against tanks and other systems with conventional and reactive armors. The system possesses a secondary capability against bunkers. 2. Javelin’s key technical feature is the use of fire-and-forget technology which allows the gunner to fire and immediately relocate or take cover. Additional special features are the top attack and/or direct fire modes, an advanced tandem warhead and imaging infrared seeker, target lock-on before launch, and soft launch from enclosures or covered fighting positions. The Javelin missile also has a minimum smoke motor thus decreasing its detection on the battlefield. 3. The Javelin Weapon System is comprised of two major tactical components, which are a reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) and a round contained in a disposable launch tube assembly. The CLU incorporates an integrated day-night sight that provides a target engagement capability in adverse weather and countermeasure environments. The CLU may also be used in a stand-alone mode for battlefield surveillance and target detection. The CLU’s thermal sight is a second generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor. To facilitate initial loading and subsequent updating of software, all on-board missile software is uploaded via the CLU after mating and prior to launch. 4. The missile is autonomously guided to the target using an imaging infrared seeker and adaptive correlation tracking algorithms. This allows the gunner to take cover or reload and engage another target after firing a missile. The missile has an advanced tandem warhead and can be used in either the top attack or direct fire modes (for target undercover). An onboard flight computer guides the missile to the selected target. 5. The Javelin Missile System hardware and the documentation are UNCLASSIFIED. The missile software which resides in the CLU is considered SENSITIVE. The sensitivity is primarily in the software programs which instruct the system how to operate in the presence of countermeasures. The overall hardware is also considered sensitive in that the infrared PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 wavelengths could be useful in attempted countermeasure development. 6. If a technologically advanced adversary obtains knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures or equivalent systems that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 7. A determination has been made that Georgia 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 U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 8. All defense articles and services listed on this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Georgia. [FR Doc. 2017–25980 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–67] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: ACTION: Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107, pamela.a.young14.civ@mail.mil or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217, kathy.a.valadez.civ@mail.mil; DSCA/ DSA–RAN. 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 17–67 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 28, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-59]


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, 
pamela.a.young14.civ@mail.mil or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697-9217, 
kathy.a.valadez.civ@mail.mil; 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 17-59 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: November 28, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 17-59
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 Georgia
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*................................     $50 million
Other...................................................     $25 million
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  Total.................................................     $75 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Four-hundred ten (410) Javelin Missiles
Seventy-two (72) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs) (includes two (2) 
Javelin Block 1 CLUs to be used as spares)
    Non-MDE:
    Also included are ten (10) Basic Skills Trainers (BST); up to 
seventy (70) simulated rounds; United States Government (USG) and 
contractor technical assistance, transportation, and other related 
elements of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None

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    (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: November 17, 2017

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

Georgia--Javelin Missile and Command Launch Units

    The Government of Georgia has requested to purchase four hundred 
and ten (410) Javelin Missiles, and seventy-two (72) Javelin Command 
Launch Units (CLUs) (includes two (2) Javelin Block 1 CLUs to be used 
as spares). Also included are ten (10) Basic Skills Trainers (BST); up 
to seventy (70) simulated rounds; U.S. Government and contractor 
technical assistance; transportation; and other related elements of 
logistics and program support. The total estimated cost is $75 million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by improving the security of 
Georgia. The Javelin system will provide Georgia with increased 
capacity to meet its national defense requirements. Georgia will have 
no difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractors will be Raytheon/Lockheed Martin Javelin 
Joint Venture of Orlando, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona. However, these 
missiles are being provided from U.S. Army stock and the CLUs will be 
obtained from on-hand Special Defense Acquisition Fund (SDAF)-purchased 
stock. There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require the assignment of 
approximately one (1) U.S. Government and two (2) contractor 
representatives to Georgia.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 17-59
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 Javelin Weapon System is a medium-range, man portable, 
shoulder-launched, fire and forget, anti-tank system for infantry, 
scouts, and combat engineers. It may also be mounted on a variety of 
platforms including vehicles, aircraft and watercraft. The system 
weighs 49.5 pounds and has a maximum range in excess of 2,500 meters. 
They system is highly lethal against tanks and other systems with 
conventional and reactive armors. The system possesses a secondary 
capability against bunkers.
    2. Javelin's key technical feature is the use of fire-and-forget 
technology which allows the gunner to fire and immediately relocate or 
take cover. Additional special features are the top attack and/or 
direct fire modes, an advanced tandem warhead and imaging infrared 
seeker, target lock-on before launch, and soft launch from enclosures 
or covered fighting positions. The Javelin missile also has a minimum 
smoke motor thus decreasing its detection on the battlefield.
    3. The Javelin Weapon System is comprised of two major tactical 
components, which are a reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) and a round 
contained in a disposable launch tube assembly. The CLU incorporates an 
integrated day-night sight that provides a target engagement capability 
in adverse weather and countermeasure environments. The CLU may also be 
used in a stand-alone mode for battlefield surveillance and target 
detection. The CLU's thermal sight is a second generation Forward 
Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor. To facilitate initial loading and 
subsequent updating of software, all on-board missile software is 
uploaded via the CLU after mating and prior to launch.
    4. The missile is autonomously guided to the target using an 
imaging infrared seeker and adaptive correlation tracking algorithms. 
This allows the gunner to take cover or reload and engage another 
target after firing a missile. The missile has an advanced tandem 
warhead and can be used in either the top attack or direct fire modes 
(for target undercover). An onboard flight computer guides the missile 
to the selected target.
    5. The Javelin Missile System hardware and the documentation are 
UNCLASSIFIED. The missile software which resides in the CLU is 
considered SENSITIVE. The sensitivity is primarily in the software 
programs which instruct the system how to operate in the presence of 
countermeasures. The overall hardware is also considered sensitive in 
that the infrared wavelengths could be useful in attempted 
countermeasure development.
    6. If a technologically advanced adversary obtains knowledge of the 
specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used 
to develop countermeasures or equivalent systems that might reduce 
weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system 
with similar or advanced capabilities.
    7. A determination has been made that Georgia 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 U.S. foreign policy and national security 
objectives outlined in the Policy Justification.
    8. All defense articles and services listed on this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to the Government of Georgia.

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