Arms Sales Notification, 70173-70175 [2019-27488]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2019 / Notices Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None Non-MDE: Provides for material and labor services in support of Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates (FFG-7 class ships), Fast Missile Craft (FMC), Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC) ships, Coastal Mine Hunter (CMH) ships, and 25 Meter and 28 Meter Fast Patrol Craft (FPC). (iv) Military Department: Navy (EG-PGKB) (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: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: July 29, 2019 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Egypt – Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The Government of Egypt has requested a possible sale of Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) that provides for material and labor services in support of Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates (FFG-7 class ships), Fast Missile Craft (FMC), Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC) ships, Coastal Mine Hunter (CMH) ships, and 25 Meter and 28 Meter Fast Patrol Craft (FPC). The estimated cost is $554 million. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to provide a strategic partner with critical support for multiple type ships responsible for Egypt’s maritime security. The proposed sale is essential to maintain Egypt’s national security, regional stability, and the free flow of worldwide commerce via the Suez Canal. Egypt intends to use this technical maintenance and service support to ensure the Egyptian Navy is operationally capable of providing coastal defense and security. The proposed sale will increase the Egyptian Navy’s material and operational readiness. Egypt will have no difficulties absorbing this support into its armed forces. The proposed sale will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor for Engineering Services Support will be VSE Corporation and U.S. Government activities will provide FOTS for Egypt. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require periodic trips to Egypt involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support, and oversight for approximately five years. PO 00000 There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. [FR Doc. 2019–27482 Filed 12–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–41] 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: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. 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 19–41 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: December 16, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70173 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 70174 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2019 / Notices BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Transmittal No. 19-41 (ii) Total Estimated Value: (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Japan VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 EN20DE19.005</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 245 / Friday, December 20, 2019 / Notices Major Defense Equipment * ........... Other ............................................... TOTAL ......................................... (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA Missiles Non-MDE: Also included are MK 29 Canisters with packing, handling, storage, and transportation (PHS&T) kits; up to ten (10) Special Assignment Airlift Mission (SAAM) flights; U.S. Government and contractor representatives’ technical assistance, engineering and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (JA-PATZ) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: JA-PATB & JA-P-AUA (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Attached Annex. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: August 27, 2019 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Japan—Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA The Government of Japan has requested to buy up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles. Also included are MK 29 Canisters with packing, handling, storage, and transportation (PHS&T) kits; up to ten (10) Special Assignment Airlift Mission (SAAM) flights; U.S. Government and contractor representatives’ technical assistance, engineering and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost is $3.295 billion. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a major ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Japan in developing and maintaining a strong and effective self-defense capability. The proposed sale will provide Japan with increased ballistic missile defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland and U.S. personnel VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Dec 19, 2019 Jkt 250001 $3.159 billion .136 billion 3.295 billion stationed there. Japan will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractor for the SM-3 Block IIA All Up Rounds will be Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. The prime contractor for the MK 29 Canisters and PHS&T kits will be BAE Systems, Minneapolis, Minnesota. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to Japan involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for technical reviews, support, and oversight for approximately five years. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 19-41 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 proposed sale will involve the release of sensitive technology to the Government of Japan related to the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3): The ship- or ground-launched SM-3 Block IIA is the most recent iteration in the SM-3 family. It has two distinct new features: larger rocket motors that will allow it to defend broader areas from ballistic missile threats; and a larger kinetic warhead. The kinetic warhead has been enhanced, improving the search, discrimination, acquisition and tracking functions, to address emerging threats. Once enclosed in the canister, the SM-3 Block IIA missile is classified CONFIDENTIAL. The optics hardware and signal processor are classified 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 that might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 3. The sensitive technology being released under this notification is subject to special security measures. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70175 This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of Japan. [FR Doc. 2019–27488 Filed 12–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Cancellation Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting; cancellation. AGENCY: On December 2, 2019, the DoD published a notice that announced the next meeting of the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council, which was to take place on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. DoD is publishing this notice to announce that this Federal Advisory Committee meeting has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Story, (571) 372–5345 (Voice), (571) 372–0884 (Facsimile), OSD Pentagon OUSD P–R Mailbox Family Readiness Council, osd.pentagon.ousdp-r.mbx.family-readiness-council@ mail.mil (Email). Mailing address is: Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community & Family Policy), Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22350– 2300, Room 3G15. Website: https:// www.militaryonesource.mil/leadersservice-providers/military-familyreadiness-council. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Department of Defense and the Designated Federal Officer, the Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council was unable to provide public notification required by 41 CFR 102–3.150(a) concerning the cancellation of the previously noticed SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 245 (Friday, December 20, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-41]


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: Karma Job at [email protected] 
or (703) 697-8976.

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 19-41 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 16, 2019.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 19-41
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 Japan
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

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Major Defense Equipment *.......................  $3.159 billion
Other...........................................  .136 billion
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  TOTAL.........................................  3.295 billion
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):

Up to seventy-three (73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA Missiles

    Non-MDE:
    Also included are MK 29 Canisters with packing, handling, storage, 
and transportation (PHS&T) kits; up to ten (10) Special Assignment 
Airlift Mission (SAAM) flights; U.S. Government and contractor 
representatives' technical assistance, engineering and logistical 
support services, and other related elements of logistics and program 
support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (JA-P-ATZ)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: JA-P-ATB & JA-P-AUA
    (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, Offered, or Agreed to be 
Paid: None
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or 
Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Attached Annex.
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: August 27, 2019

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Japan--Standard Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA

    The Government of Japan has requested to buy up to seventy-three 
(73) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles. Also included are MK 
29 Canisters with packing, handling, storage, and transportation 
(PHS&T) kits; up to ten (10) Special Assignment Airlift Mission (SAAM) 
flights; U.S. Government and contractor representatives' technical 
assistance, engineering and logistical support services, and other 
related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated cost 
is $3.295 billion.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by improving the security of a major ally 
that is a force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Asia-Pacific region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist 
Japan in developing and maintaining a strong and effective self-defense 
capability.
    The proposed sale will provide Japan with increased ballistic 
missile defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland 
and U.S. personnel stationed there. Japan will have no difficulty 
absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractor for the SM-3 Block IIA All Up Rounds will be 
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona. The prime contractor for the 
MK 29 Canisters and PHS&T kits will be BAE Systems, Minneapolis, 
Minnesota. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require annual trips to 
Japan involving U.S. Government and contractor representatives for 
technical reviews, support, and oversight for approximately five years.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 19-41
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 proposed sale will involve the release of sensitive 
technology to the Government of Japan related to the Standard Missile-3 
(SM-3):
    The ship- or ground-launched SM-3 Block IIA is the most recent 
iteration in the SM-3 family. It has two distinct new features: larger 
rocket motors that will allow it to defend broader areas from ballistic 
missile threats; and a larger kinetic warhead. The kinetic warhead has 
been enhanced, improving the search, discrimination, acquisition and 
tracking functions, to address emerging threats. Once enclosed in the 
canister, the SM-3 Block IIA missile is classified CONFIDENTIAL. The 
optics hardware and signal processor are classified 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 that might reduce weapon system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities.
    3. The sensitive technology being released under this notification 
is subject to special security measures. This sale is necessary in 
furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives 
outlined in the Policy Justification.
    4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are 
authorized for release and export to the Government of Japan.

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