Arms Sales Notification, 58187-58191 [2017-26566]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices demonstration project, please contact Mr. Richard Hart at (703) 681–0047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the demonstration, the Department implemented a provider model that allows reimbursement for ABA services rendered by providers who are not otherwise eligible for reimbursement. Additionally, since the implementation of the demonstration, Congress directed the agency to add outcome measures as a requirement to the program. Through revisions and accomodations to obtain achievable information, these outcome measures are aimed at assessing individual progress for each beneficiary, and provide limited utility to describe the population, and the program, as a whole. To acquire additional research results that are essential to evaluating the nature and efficacy of ABA services, the appropriate characterization of ABA providers, and the optimum means to administer coverage of ABA services under TRICARE, the agency is working with the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) to award a contract to a research group to analyze the TRICARE ACD participants’ outcome measures, particularly assessing their responses to ABA service delivery as a total population. The CDMRP research study will be a descriptive analysis that has the potential to be the largest sample population of ABA services for the diagnosis of ASD in the entire body of research literature, therefore contributing significantly to the understanding of the efficacy of ABA service delivery. By extending the demonstration, the government will not only gain information about what TRICARE beneficiaries are receiving under the ACD and respective outcomes, the government will also gain greater insight and understanding of ASD in the TRICARE population, ABA services being delivered to TRICARE beneficiaries, and outcomes data. Additionally, as a next phase to improve the ABA services benefit, the Department will consult with stakeholders and utilize best practices identified in commercial and Medicaid plans as a guide to explore the potential for a single, nationwide contract to manage ABA service delivery under the ongoing authority of the ACD. This reflects a beneficiary-centric approach with many advantages that will provide improved coordination of benefits nationwide leading to improved consistency, quality, and beneficiary experience. A determination of the future of ABA under TRICARE and the efficacy of ABA services as a medical benefit would be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 premature at this point for the reasons stated above. It is therefore necessary for the Department to extend the ACD beyond its December 31, 2018, expiration in order to implement this multi-track approach. This approach will advance the comprehensive evaluation of ABA services for TRICARE coverage for the duration of the CDRMP research study under a single benefit contract. This extension will also ensure continuity of care for beneficiaries currently receiving ABA services, and for those beneficiaries who will be diagnosed with ASD in the future, for the duration of these ongoing initiatives and a reasonable time thereafter for analysis and appropriate TRICARE program changes, to include seeking any additional authorities that may be required. On June 16, 2014, the Department of Defense published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) (79 FR 34291), as amended by 80 FR 30664 (May 29, 2015), of a TRICARE demonstration to further analyze and evaluate the appropriateness of the ABA tiered delivery model under TRICARE. The initial purpose of the demonstration was to determine the appropriate provider qualifications for the proper diagnosis of ASD and for the provision of ABA services, assess the feasibility and advisability of establishing a beneficiary cost share for ABA services for the treatment of ASD, and develop more efficient and appropriate means of increasing access to and delivering of ABA services under TRICARE while creating a viable economic model and maintaining administrative simplicity. The ACD was implemented on July 25, 2014, and expires December 31, 2018. ABA services are currently provided through the ACD and managed by the existing TRICARE regional managed care support contractors. This approach enabled TRICARE to quickly expand access to ABA services for over 14,000 children diagnosed with ASD and manage a comprehensive ABA benefit program. However, in efforts to manage ABA services similar to the TRICARE Basic medical benefit, many rules have been modified, or exceptions have been made, such as diagnosis and referral procedures, ABA provider qualifications and credentialing, safety and quality management reviews, and reimbursement rate methodology. Additionally, ABA services may involve a lengthy period of care and as families move or transfer across TRICARE regions, many experience inconsistencies in how the ABA services benefit is managed between TRICARE contracts. Based on lessons learned, DHA now seeks to improve PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58187 ABA services delivery with a more unified approach to reduce variation and ensure ABA services are directed to beneficiaries in a manner that maximizes clinically necessary benefits to each child with minimal disruptions. The Department is committed to ensuring all TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with ASD reach their maximum potential, and that all treatment provided supports this goal. The need for effective treatment for the diagnosis of ASD is unquestioned, and while there is need for more scientific evidence, ABA remains the most widely accepted intervention. Therefore, the Department is pursuing a more effective method of delivering and validating the effectiveness of these services. The Department is exploring the potential for a single, nationwide contract, administered by a private sector health care company, with specialized experience and expertise in providing ABA services, will significantly improve the provision of ABA services to military beneficiaries diagnosed with ASD. Consequently, the Department has determined that extension of the demonstration is both in the best interest of TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with ASD, and necessary to fully evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery model employed by the demonstration while putting in-place a nationwide contract. This extension will determine whether the ACD meets its stated purpose and provide the Department with consistent and reliable information necessary to make informed decisions regarding the provision of the ABA services benefit. This extension will allow the Department to make a formal decision regarding the use of that delivery model in the long-term. The demonstration continues to be authorized by Title 10, United States Code, Section 1092. Dated: December 5, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2017–26567 Filed 12–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 17–58] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 58188 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Pamela Young, (703) 697–9107, pamela.a.young14.civ@mail.mil or Kathy Valadez, (703) 697–9217, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 House of Representatives, Transmittal 17–58 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 5, 2017. Aaron Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices 58189 AGENCY Pursuant to of Arms Control as of daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES !O VerDate Sep<11>2014 After this letter is delivered a news 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 this to PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 your n1·rmn.;:<'rl Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 EN11DE17.012</GPH> and services 58190 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices Transmittal No. 17–58 POLICY JUSTIFICATION Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended Singapore—Follow-On Support for PEACE CARVIN V (F–15 Training Detachment) The Government of Singapore has requested to purchase forty (40) GBU–10 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) units, consisting of: MXU–651B/B Air Major Defense Equipment * $13 million Foil Groups (AFG), MAU–209C/B or Other .................................... $402 million MAU–169L/B Computer Control Groups Total .................................. $415 million (CCG), MK–84 or BLU–117B/B bomb bodies; eighty four (84) GBU–12 Paveway II LGB units, consisting of: (iii) Description and Quantity or MXU–650C/B AFG, MAU–209C/B or Quantities of Articles or Services under MAU–168L/B CCGs, MK–82 or BLU– Consideration for Purchase: Follow-on 111B/B bomb bodies; and sixty (60) support and services related to FMU–152 or FMU–139D/B fuzes. Also Singapore’s Continental United States included are AIM–120 Telemetry Kits; (CONUS) F–15 detachment PEACE target drones; High-Bandwidth Compact CARVIN V. Telemetry Module kits; exercise Major Defense Equipment (MDE): participation support; weapons, Forty (40) GBU–10 Paveway II Laser Electronic Combat International Guided Bomb (LGB) Units, consisting Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), of: MXU–651B/B Air Foil Groups and systems support; medical support; (AFG), MAU–209C/B or MAU–169L/B vehicle and ferry support; airlift and Computer Control Groups (CCG), MK– aerial refueling; individual equipment; 84 or BLU–117B/B Bomb Bodies maintenance, spare and repair parts; Eighty four (84) GBU–12 Paveway II publications and technical LGB Units, consisting of: MXU–650C/ documentation; personnel training and B AFG, MAU–209C/B or MAU–168L/ training equipment; U.S. Government B CCGs, MK–82 or BLU–111B/B and contractor, logistics, and technical Bomb Bodies support services; and other related elements of logistical and program Sixty (60) FMU–152 or FMU–139D/B support. The estimated cost is $415 Fuzes million. Non-MDE: Also included are AIM– This proposed sale will contribute to 120 Telemetry Kits; target drones; Highthe foreign policy and national security Bandwidth Compact Telemetry Module of the United States by helping to kits; exercise participation support; improve the security of a critical weapons, Electronic Combat regional partner that has been, and International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), and systems support; continues to be, an important force for economic progress in Southeast Asia. medical support; vehicle and ferry This potential sale will continue to support; airlift and aerial refueling; improve Singapore’s ability to develop individual equipment; maintenance, spare and repair parts; publications and mission-ready and experienced pilots to support its F–15 aircraft inventory. The technical documentation; personnel well-established pilot proficiency training and training equipment; U.S. training program at Mountain Home Air Government and contractor, logistics, Force Base will support professional and technical support services; and interaction and enhance operational other related elements of logistical and interoperability with U.S. Forces. program support. Singapore will have no difficulty (iv) Military Department: Air Force absorbing this equipment and support (SN–D–NAG) into its armed forces. (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: SN–D– The proposed sale of this equipment NDA and support will not alter the basic (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, military balance in the region. There is no prime contractor involved Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None in this proposed sale. Manpower (vii) Sensitivity of Technology support will be determined through Contained in the Defense Article or competition with defense articles Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: anticipated to come from U.S. stocks, as See Attached Annex needed. Sources of supply will award (viii) Date Report Delivered to contracts when necessary to provide the Congress: November 29, 2017 defense articles if items are not available * As defined in Section 47(6) of the from U.S. stock or are considered long Arms Export Control Act. lead-time away. There are no known daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Singapore (ii) Total Estimated Value: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Dec 08, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 offset agreements 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 Singapore. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 17–58 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. This potential sale will involve the release of sensitive technology to the Government of Singapore, including Paveway II (PWII) Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) GBU–10 and –12. The PWII LGBUs have an overall export classification of CONFIDENTIAL. The related subcomponents: MXU–209 C/B or MAU–169 L/B control and guidance kits, FMU–152 or FMU–139D/B fuzes, MK–82 or BLU–111 B/B bomb bodies, and MK–84 or BLU–117 B/B bomb bodies are UNCLASSIFIED. 2. The PWII LGB, is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to a spot of laser energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is delivered like a normal general purpose (GP) bomb and the semi-active guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any delivery system. Laser designation for the LGB can be provided by a variety of laser target markers or designators. An LGB consists of a Computer Control Group (CCG) that is not warhead specific and warhead specific Air Foil Group (AFG) that attaches to the nose and tail of a GP bomb body. The PWII can use either the FMU–152 or FMU– 139D/B fuzes. Singapore currently has FMU–152 fuzes available and will be purchasing additional compatible fuzes to support new munitions requirements. a. GBU–10 is a 2,000lb (MK–84 or BLU–117 B/B) GP bomb body fitted with the MXU–651 AFG, and MAU– 209C/B or MAU–169 L/B CCG to guide to its laser designated target. b. GBU–12 is a 500lb (MK–82 or BLU– 111 B/B) GP bomb body fitted with the MXU–650 AFG, and MAU–209C/B or MAU–168L/B CCGs to guide to its laser designated target. 3. FMU–152 fuzes are a multifunction, multiple delay fuze system with hardened target capabilities that provide arming and fuzing functions for general purpose and penetrating, unitary warheads. The fuze can set or reset during munitions buildup, aircraft loading, ground E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 236 / Monday, December 11, 2017 / Notices servicing, or during flight from the cockpit. The system includes the fuze, closure ring, FZU–63 initiator, and power cable. The hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. 4. AIM–120 Telemetry Kits NonDevelopment Item/Airborne Instrument Units (NDI/AIU) hardware are UNCLASSIFIED. The NDU/AIU includes a telemetry transmitter, a flight termination system, a C-band beacon and upper S-band capability to include antenna. The NDI/AIU will be used for Singapore’s participation in Continental United States (CONUS) based exercises and shall not be released, transferred, or exported to Singapore. All data shall only be collected, transmitted or reviewed by qualified U.S. personnel. 5. The High-Bandwidth Compact Telemetry Modules (HCTM) and Telemetry Cable Kits hardware are UNCLASSIFIED. HCTM are used for Joint Direct Attack Munition integration, developmental, or operational testing; and will be used for Singapore’s participation in Continental United States (CONUS) based exercises and shall not be released, transferred, or exported to Singapore. All data shall only be collected, transmitted or reviewed by qualified U.S. personnel. 6. 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. 7. A determination has been made that Singapore 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 17-58]


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 17-58 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 5, 2017.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 17-58
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 Singapore
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............................     $13 million
Other...................................................    $402 million
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  Total.................................................    $415 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: Follow-on support and 
services related to Singapore's Continental United States (CONUS) F-15 
detachment PEACE CARVIN V.
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Forty (40) GBU-10 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) Units, consisting 
of: MXU-651B/B Air Foil Groups (AFG), MAU-209C/B or MAU-169L/B Computer 
Control Groups (CCG), MK-84 or BLU-117B/B Bomb Bodies
Eighty four (84) GBU-12 Paveway II LGB Units, consisting of: MXU-650C/B 
AFG, MAU-209C/B or MAU-168L/B CCGs, MK-82 or BLU-111B/B Bomb Bodies
Sixty (60) FMU-152 or FMU-139D/B Fuzes
    Non-MDE: Also included are AIM-120 Telemetry Kits; target drones; 
High-Bandwidth Compact Telemetry Module kits; exercise participation 
support; weapons, Electronic Combat International Security Assistance 
Program (ECISAP), and systems support; medical support; vehicle and 
ferry support; airlift and aerial refueling; individual equipment; 
maintenance, spare and repair parts; publications and technical 
documentation; personnel training and training equipment; U.S. 
Government and contractor, logistics, and technical support services; 
and other related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (SN-D-NAG)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: SN-D-NDA
    (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 29, 2017
    * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Singapore--Follow-On Support for PEACE CARVIN V (F-15 Training 
Detachment)

    The Government of Singapore has requested to purchase forty (40) 
GBU-10 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) units, consisting of: MXU-
651B/B Air Foil Groups (AFG), MAU-209C/B or MAU-169L/B Computer Control 
Groups (CCG), MK-84 or BLU-117B/B bomb bodies; eighty four (84) GBU-12 
Paveway II LGB units, consisting of: MXU-650C/B AFG, MAU-209C/B or MAU-
168L/B CCGs, MK-82 or BLU-111B/B bomb bodies; and sixty (60) FMU-152 or 
FMU-139D/B fuzes. Also included are AIM-120 Telemetry Kits; target 
drones; High-Bandwidth Compact Telemetry Module kits; exercise 
participation support; weapons, Electronic Combat International 
Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), and systems support; medical 
support; vehicle and ferry support; airlift and aerial refueling; 
individual equipment; maintenance, spare and repair parts; publications 
and technical documentation; personnel training and training equipment; 
U.S. Government and contractor, logistics, and technical support 
services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. 
The estimated cost is $415 million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a critical regional partner that has been, and continues to 
be, an important force for economic progress in Southeast Asia.
    This potential sale will continue to improve Singapore's ability to 
develop mission-ready and experienced pilots to support its F-15 
aircraft inventory. The well-established pilot proficiency training 
program at Mountain Home Air Force Base will support professional 
interaction and enhance operational interoperability with U.S. Forces. 
Singapore will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and support 
into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    There is no prime contractor involved in this proposed sale. 
Manpower support will be determined through competition with defense 
articles anticipated to come from U.S. stocks, as needed. Sources of 
supply will award contracts when necessary to provide the defense 
articles if items are not available from U.S. stock or are considered 
long lead-time away. There are no known offset agreements 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 Singapore.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 17-58
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. This potential sale will involve the release of sensitive 
technology to the Government of Singapore, including Paveway II (PWII) 
Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) GBU-10 and -12. The PWII LGBUs have an overall 
export classification of CONFIDENTIAL. The related subcomponents: MXU-
209 C/B or MAU-169 L/B control and guidance kits, FMU-152 or FMU-139D/B 
fuzes, MK-82 or BLU-111 B/B bomb bodies, and MK-84 or BLU-117 B/B bomb 
bodies are UNCLASSIFIED.
    2. The PWII LGB, is a maneuverable, free-fall weapon that guides to 
a spot of laser energy reflected off of the target. The LGB is 
delivered like a normal general purpose (GP) bomb and the semi-active 
guidance corrects for many of the normal errors inherent in any 
delivery system. Laser designation for the LGB can be provided by a 
variety of laser target markers or designators. An LGB consists of a 
Computer Control Group (CCG) that is not warhead specific and warhead 
specific Air Foil Group (AFG) that attaches to the nose and tail of a 
GP bomb body. The PWII can use either the FMU-152 or FMU-139D/B fuzes. 
Singapore currently has FMU-152 fuzes available and will be purchasing 
additional compatible fuzes to support new munitions requirements.
    a. GBU-10 is a 2,000lb (MK-84 or BLU-117 B/B) GP bomb body fitted 
with the MXU-651 AFG, and MAU-209C/B or MAU-169 L/B CCG to guide to its 
laser designated target.
    b. GBU-12 is a 500lb (MK-82 or BLU-111 B/B) GP bomb body fitted 
with the MXU-650 AFG, and MAU-209C/B or MAU-168L/B CCGs to guide to its 
laser designated target.
    3. FMU-152 fuzes are a multifunction, multiple delay fuze system 
with hardened target capabilities that provide arming and fuzing 
functions for general purpose and penetrating, unitary warheads. The 
fuze can set or reset during munitions buildup, aircraft loading, 
ground

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servicing, or during flight from the cockpit. The system includes the 
fuze, closure ring, FZU-63 initiator, and power cable. The hardware is 
UNCLASSIFIED.
    4. AIM-120 Telemetry Kits Non-Development Item/Airborne Instrument 
Units (NDI/AIU) hardware are UNCLASSIFIED. The NDU/AIU includes a 
telemetry transmitter, a flight termination system, a C-band beacon and 
upper S-band capability to include antenna. The NDI/AIU will be used 
for Singapore's participation in Continental United States (CONUS) 
based exercises and shall not be released, transferred, or exported to 
Singapore. All data shall only be collected, transmitted or reviewed by 
qualified U.S. personnel.
    5. The High-Bandwidth Compact Telemetry Modules (HCTM) and 
Telemetry Cable Kits hardware are UNCLASSIFIED. HCTM are used for Joint 
Direct Attack Munition integration, developmental, or operational 
testing; and will be used for Singapore's participation in Continental 
United States (CONUS) based exercises and shall not be released, 
transferred, or exported to Singapore. All data shall only be 
collected, transmitted or reviewed by qualified U.S. personnel.
    6. 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.
    7. A determination has been made that Singapore 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 Singapore.

[FR Doc. 2017-26566 Filed 12-8-17; 8:45 am]
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