Arms Sales Notification, 57963-57966 [2017-26454]

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PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 17–64 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 4, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary AGENCY: Arms sales notice. 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The estimated cost is $250 Other .................................... $ 35 million million. This proposed sale will support the Total .................................. $250 million foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by (iii) Description and Quantity or helping to improve the security of a Quantities of Articles or Services under NATO ally which has been, and Consideration for Purchase: High continues to be an important force for Mobility Artillery Rocket System political stability and economic progress (HIMARS) in Europe. This sale is consistent with Major Defense Equipment (MDE): U.S. initiatives to provide key allies in Sixteen (16) Guided Multiple Launch the region with modern systems that Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 will enhance interoperability with U.S. Unitary forces and increase security. Nine (9) Guided Multiple Launch Poland intends to use these defense Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 articles and services to modernize its Alternative Warhead armed forces and expand its capability Sixty-one (61) Army Tactical Missile to strengthen its homeland defense and Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary Non-MDE: Also included are eight (8) deter regional threats. This will contribute to Poland’s military goals of Universal Position Navigation Units updating capability while further (UPNU), thirty-four (34) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, enhancing interoperability with the United States and other allies. Poland one thousand six hundred forty-two will have no difficulty absorbing this (1,642) Guidance and Control Section equipment into its armed forces. Assemblies for GMLRS, Missile The proposed sale of this equipment Common Test Sets and Devices, testing and support will not alter the basic Precision, Lightweight GPS Receivers military balance in the region. (PLGR), support equipment, U.S. The principal contractor will be Government and contractor services, Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, TX. training, and other related elements of This FMS case will support the parallel logistics and program support. Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) between (iv) Military Department: Army (PL– Lockheed Martin and Polska Grupa B–UDD, PL–B–UDE) Zbrojenjowa (PGZ), the prime contractor (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, for this effort in Poland. There are no known offset agreements proposed in Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None connection with this potential sale. (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Implementation of this proposed sale Contained in the Defense Article or will require U.S. Government or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: contractor representatives to travel to See Attached Annex Poland for program management (viii) Date Report Delivered to reviews to support the program. Travel Congress: November 28, 2017 is expected to occur approximately * As defined in Section 47(6) of the twice per year as needed to support Arms Export Control Act. equipment fielding and training. There will be no adverse impact on POLICY JUSTIFICATION U.S. defense readiness as a result of this Poland—High Mobility Artillery Rocket proposed sale. System (HIMARS) Transmittal No. 17–64 The Government of Poland has sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 17–64 requested to purchase sixteen (16) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, nine (9) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 alternative warheads, sixty-one (61) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary. Also included are eight (8) Universal Position Navigation Units (UPNU), thirty-four (34) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice rockets, one thousand six VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) is a highly mobile, all-weather indirect area fire artillery system. The HIMARS mission is to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57965 supplement cannon artillery to deliver a large volume of firepower within a short time against critical time-sensitive targets. At shorter ranges, HIMARS complements tube artillery with heavy barrages against assaulting forces as well as in the counter-fire, or defense suppression roles. The highest level of classified information that could be disclosed by a proposed sale, production, or by testing of the end item is SECRET; the highest level that must be disclosed for production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL. Reverse engineering could reveal SECRET information. Launcher platform software, weapon operational software, command and control special application software, and command and control loadable munitions module software are considered UNCLASSIFIED. The system specifications and limitations are classified SECRET. Vulnerability data is classified up to SECRET. Countermeasures, countercountermeasures, vulnerability/ susceptibility analyses, and threat definitions are classified SECRET. 2. Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary M31A1 uses a Unitary High Explosive (HE) 200 pound class warhead along with GPS aided IMU based guidance and control for ground-to-ground precision point targeting. The GMLRS Unitary uses an Electronic Safe and Arm Fuze (ESAF) along with a nose mounted proximity sensor to give enhanced effectiveness to the GMLRS Unitary rocket by providing tri-mode warhead functionality with point detonate, point detonate with programmable delay, or Height of Burst proximity function. GMLRS Unitary M31A1 end-item is comprised of a Rocket Pod Container (RPC) and six GMLRS Unitary Rocket(s). The RPC is capable of holding six (6) GMLRS Unitary Rockets and can be loaded in a M270A1 launcher (tracked), HIMARS M142 launcher, or European M270 (203 configuration that meets the GMLRS interface requirements) launcher from which the GMLRS rocket can be launched. The highest classification level for release of the GMLRS Unitary is SECRET, based upon the software, sale or testing of the end item. The highest level of classification that must be disclosed for production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL. 3. Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead (GMLRS– AW) M30A1. The GMLRS–AW, M30A1, is the next design increment of the GMLRS rocket. The GMLRS–AW M30A1 hardware is over 90% common with the M31A1 GMLRS Unitary E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1 57966 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 235 / Friday, December 8, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES hardware. Operational range is between 15–70 kilometers. Accuracy of less than 15 meters Circular Error Probability at all ranges, when using inertial guidance with Global Positioning System (GPS) augmentation. Uses a proximity sensor fuze mode with a 10 meter height of burst. The Alternative Warhead carries a 200 pound fragmentation assembly filled with high explosives which, upon detonation, accelerates two layers of pre-formed tungsten fragments optimized for effectiveness against large area and imprecisely located targets. The GMLRS–AW provides an area target attack capability that is treaty compliant (no un-exploded ordnance). It provides a 24 hour, all weather, long range attack capability against personnel, soft and lightly armored targets, and air defense targets. The GMLRS–AW uses the same motor, guidance and control systems fuze mechanisms, and proximity sensors as the M31A1 GMLRS Unitary. The highest classification level for release of the GMLRS–AW is SECRET, based upon the software, sale or testing of the end item. The highest level of classification that must be disclosed for production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL. 4. The highest classification level for release of the ATACMS Unitary M57 FMS Variant is SECRET, based upon the software. The highest level of classified information that could be disclosed by a sale or by testing of the end item is SECRET; the highest level that must be disclosed for production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL. Reverse engineering could reveal CONFIDENTIAL information. Fire VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:38 Dec 07, 2017 Jkt 244001 Direction System, Data Processing Unit, and special Application software is classified SECRET. Communications Distribution Unit software is classified CONFIDENTIAL. The system specifications and limitations are classified CONFIDENTIAL. Vulnerability Data, countermeasures, vulnerability/susceptibility analyses, and threat definitions are classified SECRET or CONFIDENTIAL. 5. The GPS Precise Positioning Service (PPS) component of the HIMARS munitions (GMLRS Unitary, Alternative Warhead, and ATACMS Unitary) is also contained in the launcher Fire Direction System, is classified SECRET, and is considered SENSITIVE. The GMLRS M30A1, M31A1, ATACMS M57 and HIMARS M142 launchers employ an inertial navigational system that is aided by a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) equipped GPS receiver. 6. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software, 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. 7. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the enclosed Military Policy Justification. A determination has been made that Poland can provide the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Poland. [FR Doc. 2017–26454 Filed 12–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–0A] 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)(5)(C) 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 17–0A. SUMMARY: Dated: December 5, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-64]


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, 
[email protected] or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697-9217, 
[email protected]; 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 17-64 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 4, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 17-64
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 Poland
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................    $215 million
Other...................................................    $ 35 million
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  Total.................................................    $250 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: High Mobility Artillery 
Rocket System (HIMARS)
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Sixteen (16) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary
Nine (9) Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 Alternative 
Warhead
Sixty-one (61) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 Unitary
    Non-MDE: Also included are eight (8) Universal Position Navigation 
Units (UPNU), thirty-four (34) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice 
rockets, one thousand six hundred forty-two (1,642) Guidance and 
Control Section Assemblies for GMLRS, Missile Common Test Sets and 
Devices, testing Precision, Lightweight GPS Receivers (PLGR), support 
equipment, U.S. Government and contractor services, training, and other 
related elements of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (PL-B-UDD, PL-B-UDE)
    (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: November 28, 2017

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Poland--High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

    The Government of Poland has requested to purchase sixteen (16) 
Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M31A1 Unitary, nine (9) 
Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) M30A1 alternative 
warheads, sixty-one (61) Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) M57 
Unitary. Also included are eight (8) Universal Position Navigation 
Units (UPNU), thirty-four (34) Low Cost Reduced Range (LCRR) practice 
rockets, one thousand six hundred forty-two (1,642) Guidance and 
Control Section Assemblies for GMLRS, Missile Common Test Sets and 
Devices, testing Precision, Lightweight GPS Receivers (PLGR), support 
equipment, U.S. Government and contractor services, training, and other 
related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost 
is $250 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a NATO ally which has been, and continues to be an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in 
Europe. This sale is consistent with U.S. initiatives to provide key 
allies in the region with modern systems that will enhance 
interoperability with U.S. forces and increase security.
    Poland intends to use these defense articles and services to 
modernize its armed forces and expand its capability to strengthen its 
homeland defense and deter regional threats. This will contribute to 
Poland's military goals of updating capability while further enhancing 
interoperability with the United States and other allies. Poland 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 Lockheed Martin in Grand Prairie, 
TX. This FMS case will support the parallel Direct Commercial Sale 
(DCS) between Lockheed Martin and Polska Grupa Zbrojenjowa (PGZ), the 
prime contractor for this effort in Poland. There are no known offset 
agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require U.S. Government 
or contractor representatives to travel to Poland for program 
management reviews to support the program. Travel is expected to occur 
approximately twice per year as needed to support equipment fielding 
and training.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 17-64
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 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) is a highly 
mobile, all-weather indirect area fire artillery system. The HIMARS 
mission is to supplement cannon artillery to deliver a large volume of 
firepower within a short time against critical time-sensitive targets. 
At shorter ranges, HIMARS complements tube artillery with heavy 
barrages against assaulting forces as well as in the counter-fire, or 
defense suppression roles. The highest level of classified information 
that could be disclosed by a proposed sale, production, or by testing 
of the end item is SECRET; the highest level that must be disclosed for 
production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL. Reverse 
engineering could reveal SECRET information. Launcher platform 
software, weapon operational software, command and control special 
application software, and command and control loadable munitions module 
software are considered UNCLASSIFIED. The system specifications and 
limitations are classified SECRET. Vulnerability data is classified up 
to SECRET. Countermeasures, counter-countermeasures, vulnerability/
susceptibility analyses, and threat definitions are classified SECRET.
    2. Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary M31A1 uses 
a Unitary High Explosive (HE) 200 pound class warhead along with GPS 
aided IMU based guidance and control for ground-to-ground precision 
point targeting. The GMLRS Unitary uses an Electronic Safe and Arm Fuze 
(ESAF) along with a nose mounted proximity sensor to give enhanced 
effectiveness to the GMLRS Unitary rocket by providing tri-mode warhead 
functionality with point detonate, point detonate with programmable 
delay, or Height of Burst proximity function. GMLRS Unitary M31A1 end-
item is comprised of a Rocket Pod Container (RPC) and six GMLRS Unitary 
Rocket(s). The RPC is capable of holding six (6) GMLRS Unitary Rockets 
and can be loaded in a M270A1 launcher (tracked), HIMARS M142 launcher, 
or European M270 (203 configuration that meets the GMLRS interface 
requirements) launcher from which the GMLRS rocket can be launched. The 
highest classification level for release of the GMLRS Unitary is 
SECRET, based upon the software, sale or testing of the end item. The 
highest level of classification that must be disclosed for production, 
maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL.
    3. Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Alternative Warhead (GMLRS-
AW) M30A1. The GMLRS-AW, M30A1, is the next design increment of the 
GMLRS rocket. The GMLRS-AW M30A1 hardware is over 90% common with the 
M31A1 GMLRS Unitary

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hardware. Operational range is between 15-70 kilometers. Accuracy of 
less than 15 meters Circular Error Probability at all ranges, when 
using inertial guidance with Global Positioning System (GPS) 
augmentation. Uses a proximity sensor fuze mode with a 10 meter height 
of burst. The Alternative Warhead carries a 200 pound fragmentation 
assembly filled with high explosives which, upon detonation, 
accelerates two layers of pre-formed tungsten fragments optimized for 
effectiveness against large area and imprecisely located targets. The 
GMLRS-AW provides an area target attack capability that is treaty 
compliant (no un-exploded ordnance). It provides a 24 hour, all 
weather, long range attack capability against personnel, soft and 
lightly armored targets, and air defense targets. The GMLRS-AW uses the 
same motor, guidance and control systems fuze mechanisms, and proximity 
sensors as the M31A1 GMLRS Unitary. The highest classification level 
for release of the GMLRS-AW is SECRET, based upon the software, sale or 
testing of the end item. The highest level of classification that must 
be disclosed for production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL.
    4. The highest classification level for release of the ATACMS 
Unitary M57 FMS Variant is SECRET, based upon the software. The highest 
level of classified information that could be disclosed by a sale or by 
testing of the end item is SECRET; the highest level that must be 
disclosed for production, maintenance, or training is CONFIDENTIAL. 
Reverse engineering could reveal CONFIDENTIAL information. Fire 
Direction System, Data Processing Unit, and special Application 
software is classified SECRET. Communications Distribution Unit 
software is classified CONFIDENTIAL. The system specifications and 
limitations are classified CONFIDENTIAL. Vulnerability Data, 
countermeasures, vulnerability/susceptibility analyses, and threat 
definitions are classified SECRET or CONFIDENTIAL.
    5. The GPS Precise Positioning Service (PPS) component of the 
HIMARS munitions (GMLRS Unitary, Alternative Warhead, and ATACMS 
Unitary) is also contained in the launcher Fire Direction System, is 
classified SECRET, and is considered SENSITIVE. The GMLRS M30A1, M31A1, 
ATACMS M57 and HIMARS M142 launchers employ an inertial navigational 
system that is aided by a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module 
(SAASM) equipped GPS receiver.
    6. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software, 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.
    7. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy 
and national security objectives outlined in the enclosed Military 
Policy Justification. A determination has been made that Poland can 
provide the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology 
being released as the U.S. Government.
    8. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to Poland.

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