Arms Sales Notification, 57227-57230 [2017-26006]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices squadron operations facilities, other F–15QA related support structures, construction/facilities/design services, cybersecurity services, mission critical computer resources, support services, force protection services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (X7–D–QAL) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: Air Force: QA–D–SAC, QA–D–TAH, QA–D–YAB Navy: QA–P–AAG, QA–P–AAE, QA–P– AAH, QA–P–LAC, QA–P–LAE (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: November 1, 2017 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Qatar—F–15QA Construction, Cybersecurity, and Force Protection Infrastructure The Government of Qatar has requested support of its F–15QA multirole fighter aircraft program to include design and construction services, new parking/loading ramps, hot cargo pads, taxiways, hangars, back shops, alert facilities, weapons storage areas, hardened shelters, squadron operations facilities, maintenance facilities, training facilities, information technology support and cyber facilities, force protection support facilities, squadron operations facilities, other F–15QA related support structures, construction/facilities/design services, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 cybersecurity services, mission critical computer resources, support services, force protection services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $1.1 billion. This proposed sale supports the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States. Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the Persian Gulf region. Our mutual defense interests anchor our relationship and the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) plays a predominant role in Qatar’s defense. The proposed sale improves Qatar’s capability to operate and sustain its F– 15QA aircraft. A robust construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure is vital to ensuring the QEAF partners can utilize the F–15QA aircraft to its full potential. Qatar will have no difficulty absorbing this support into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor for construction, cybersecurity, and force protection infrastructure will be determined through competition. The purchaser typically requests offsets. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the purchaser and the contractor. Implementation of the construction, cybersecurity, and force protection aspects of this notification include the establishment of a construction office in Doha with as many as ten (10) U.S. Government civilians which will adjust in size as case workload varies. Anticipated contractor footprint for this effort is approximately fifteen (15) to fifty (50) personnel, which may vary PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57227 based on phases of construction and establishment of required services. There will be no adverse impact to U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2017–25974 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–47] 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, 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 17–47 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: 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 57228 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 17–47 Major Defense Equipment* 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 the Czech Republic (ii) Total Estimated Value: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 Other .................................... Total .................................. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Twelve (12) UH–1Y Utility Helicopters Twenty-five (25) T–700 GE 401C $575.0 Engines (twenty-four (24) installed, million one (1) spare) Thirteen (13) Honeywell Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/ $335.9 million $239.1 million E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 EN04DE17.001</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices Inertial Navigation System (INS) (EGI) (twelve (12) installed, one (1) spare) Twelve (12) 7.62mm M240 Machine Guns Non-MDE includes: Brite Star II FLIR system, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) (includes the AN/AAR–47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection System, AN/ALE–47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/ APR–39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)), Joint Mission Planning Systems, Helmet Mounted Displays, communication equipment, small caliber gun systems including GAU– 17A and GAU–21, electronic warfare systems, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 4/5 transponder, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (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: October 11, 2017 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Czech Republic—UH–1Y Utility Helicopters The Government of the Czech Republic has requested the possible sale of twelve (12) UH–1Y utility helicopters, twenty-five (25) T–700 GE 401C engines (twenty-four (24) installed, one (1) spare), thirteen (13) Honeywell Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) (twelve (12) installed, one (1) spare), and twelve (12) 7.62mm M240 Machine Guns. This request also includes Brite Star II FLIR system, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) (includes the AN/AAR–47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection System, AN/ALE–47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/ APR–39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)), Joint Mission Planning Systems, Helmet Mounted Displays, communication equipment, small caliber gun systems including GAU– 17A and GAU–21, electronic warfare systems, Identification Friend or Foe VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 (IFF) Mode 4/5 transponder, support equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $575 million. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO partner that is an important force for ensuring peace and stability in Europe. The proposed sale will support the Czech Republic’s needs for its own self-defense and support NATO defense goals. The Czech Republic intends to use these helicopters to modernize its armed forces and strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional threats. This will contribute to the Czech Republic’s military goal of updating its capabilities while further enhancing interoperability with the United States and other NATO allies. The Czech Republic will have no difficulty absorbing these helicopters into its armed forces. This proposed sale of equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter, Textron, Fort Worth, Texas; and General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by U.S. Government and contractor representatives to participate in program and technical reviews plus training and maintenance support in country, on a temporary basis, for a period of twentyfour (24) months. It will also require three (3) Contractor Engineering Technical Service (CETS) representatives to reside in country for a period of two (2) years to support this program. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 17–47 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 following components and technical documentation for the program are classified as listed below: PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57229 a. The UH–1Y-model has an Integrated Avionics System (IAS) which includes two (2) mission computers and an automatic flight control system. Each crew station has two (2) 8×6-inch multifunction liquid crystal displays (LCD) and one (1) 4.2×4.2-inch dual function LCD display. The communications suite will have COMSEC ARC–210 Ultra High Frequency Very High Frequency (UHF/ VHF) radios with associated communications equipment. The navigation suite includes Honeywell Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation System (INS) (EGI) w/Precise Positioning Service (PPS), a digital map system, a lowairspeed air data subsystem, and an AN/ APX–123/A(V) IFF Transponder. b. The crew is equipped with the Optimized Top Owl (OTO) helmetmounted sight and display system. The OTO has a Day Display Module (DDM) and a Night Display Module (NDM). The UH–1Y has survivability equipment including the AN/AAR–47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection System, AN/ALE–47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/ APR–39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) to cover countermeasure dispensers, radar warning, incoming/on-way missile warning and on fuselage laser-spot warning systems. c. The following performance data and technical characteristics are classified as follows for the UH–1Y Airframe: countermeasure capability— up to SECRET, counter-countermeasures capability—SECRET, vulnerability to countermeasures—SECRET, vulnerability to electromagnetic pulse from nuclear environmental effects— SECRET. 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. 3. The consequences of the loss of this technology to a technologically advanced or competent adversary could result in the compromise of equivalent systems, which in turn could reduce those weapons systems’ effectiveness, or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 4. A determination has been made that the Czech Republic can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale of the UH–1Y helicopter and associated weapons will further U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 57230 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices 5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of the Czech Republic. ACTION: Arms sales notice. [FR Doc. 2017–26006 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 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. Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–57] Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Dated: November 28, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Arms Sales Notification VerDate Sep<11>2014 SUMMARY: copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 17–57 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 231 (Monday, December 4, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-47]


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 17-47 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. 17-47
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 the Czech Republic
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*................................  $335.9 million
Other...................................................  $239.1 million
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  Total.................................................  $575.0 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Twelve (12) UH-1Y Utility Helicopters
Twenty-five (25) T-700 GE 401C Engines (twenty-four (24) installed, one 
(1) spare)
Thirteen (13) Honeywell Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/

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Inertial Navigation System (INS) (EGI) (twelve (12) installed, one (1) 
spare)
Twelve (12) 7.62mm M240 Machine Guns
    Non-MDE includes:
    Brite Star II FLIR system, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) 
(includes the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection System, AN/
ALE-47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/APR-39 Radar 
Warning Receiver (RWR)), Joint Mission Planning Systems, Helmet Mounted 
Displays, communication equipment, small caliber gun systems including 
GAU-17A and GAU-21, electronic warfare systems, Identification Friend 
or Foe (IFF) Mode 4/5 transponder, support equipment, spare engine 
containers, spare and repair parts, tools and test equipment, technical 
data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. 
government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support 
services, and other related elements of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy
    (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: October 11, 2017

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

Czech Republic--UH-1Y Utility Helicopters

    The Government of the Czech Republic has requested the possible 
sale of twelve (12) UH-1Y utility helicopters, twenty-five (25) T-700 
GE 401C engines (twenty-four (24) installed, one (1) spare), thirteen 
(13) Honeywell Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) (twelve (12) installed, one (1) 
spare), and twelve (12) 7.62mm M240 Machine Guns. This request also 
includes Brite Star II FLIR system, Aircraft Survivability Equipment 
(ASE) (includes the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection 
System, AN/ALE-47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/
APR-39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)), Joint Mission Planning Systems, 
Helmet Mounted Displays, communication equipment, small caliber gun 
systems including GAU-17A and GAU-21, electronic warfare systems, 
Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 4/5 transponder, support 
equipment, spare engine containers, spare and repair parts, tools and 
test equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. government and contractor engineering, 
technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements 
of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $575 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
NATO partner that is an important force for ensuring peace and 
stability in Europe. The proposed sale will support the Czech 
Republic's needs for its own self-defense and support NATO defense 
goals.
    The Czech Republic intends to use these helicopters to modernize 
its armed forces and strengthen its homeland defense and deter regional 
threats. This will contribute to the Czech Republic's military goal of 
updating its capabilities while further enhancing interoperability with 
the United States and other NATO allies. The Czech Republic will have 
no difficulty absorbing these helicopters into its armed forces.
    This proposed sale of equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be Bell Helicopter, Textron, Fort 
Worth, Texas; and General Electric Company, Lynn, Massachusetts. There 
are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require multiple trips by 
U.S. Government and contractor representatives to participate in 
program and technical reviews plus training and maintenance support in 
country, on a temporary basis, for a period of twenty-four (24) months. 
It will also require three (3) Contractor Engineering Technical Service 
(CETS) representatives to reside in country for a period of two (2) 
years to support this program.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 17-47
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 following components and technical documentation for the 
program are classified as listed below:
    a. The UH-1Y-model has an Integrated Avionics System (IAS) which 
includes two (2) mission computers and an automatic flight control 
system. Each crew station has two (2) 8x6-inch multifunction liquid 
crystal displays (LCD) and one (1) 4.2x4.2-inch dual function LCD 
display. The communications suite will have COMSEC ARC-210 Ultra High 
Frequency Very High Frequency (UHF/VHF) radios with associated 
communications equipment. The navigation suite includes Honeywell 
Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) Inertial Navigation System 
(INS) (EGI) w/Precise Positioning Service (PPS), a digital map system, 
a low-airspeed air data subsystem, and an AN/APX-123/A(V) IFF 
Transponder.
    b. The crew is equipped with the Optimized Top Owl (OTO) helmet-
mounted sight and display system. The OTO has a Day Display Module 
(DDM) and a Night Display Module (NDM). The UH-1Y has survivability 
equipment including the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning and Laser Detection 
System, AN/ALE-47 Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) and the AN/
APR-39 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) to cover countermeasure dispensers, 
radar warning, incoming/on-way missile warning and on fuselage laser-
spot warning systems.
    c. The following performance data and technical characteristics are 
classified as follows for the UH-1Y Airframe: countermeasure 
capability--up to SECRET, counter-countermeasures capability--SECRET, 
vulnerability to countermeasures--SECRET, vulnerability to 
electromagnetic pulse from nuclear environmental effects--SECRET.
    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.
    3. The consequences of the loss of this technology to a 
technologically advanced or competent adversary could result in the 
compromise of equivalent systems, which in turn could reduce those 
weapons systems' effectiveness, or be used in the development of a 
system with similar or advanced capabilities.
    4. A determination has been made that the Czech Republic can 
provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive 
technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale of the UH-
1Y helicopter and associated weapons will further U.S. foreign policy 
and national security objectives.

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    5. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to the Government of the Czech 
Republic.

[FR Doc. 2017-26006 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
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