Arms Sales Notification, 70509-70511 [2019-27603]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES total estimated program cost is $1.75 billion. Major Defense Equipment * (MDE) constituted $1.4 billion of this total. This transmittal reports one (1) additional P-8 aircraft with commercial engines, Tactical Open Mission Software (TOMS), Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IO) MX-20HD, AN/AAQ2(V)1 Acoustic System, AN/APY-10 Radar, ALQ-240 Electronic Support Measures, once (1) Multifunctional Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems (MIDS JTRS), one (1) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assemblies (GLTA) for the AN/AAQ-24(V)N; one (1) System Processors for AN/AAQ-24(V)N; and two (2) LN-251 with Embedded Global Positioning Systems (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (EGIs), and associated materiel, support, and services. These additional MDE items will result in an increase in MDE cost of $100 million, for a total MDE value of $1.5 billion. Total case value will increase to $1.85 billion. (iv) Significance: Acquisition of an additional P-8A aircraft will increase Norwegian Maritime Patrol Aircraft VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 (MPA) capability. This sale will strengthen collective NATO defense and further enhance Norway’s regional and global allied contributions. (v) Justification: This proposed sale supports the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping improve the security of a NATO ally that has been, and continues to be, an important force for political stability throughout the world. (vi) Sensitivity of Technology: The Sensitivity of Technology Statement contained in the original notification applies to these additional items. (vii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: October 30, 2019 [FR Doc. 2019–27652 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P ACTION: 70509 Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. 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 19–35 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 17, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary BILLING CODE 5001–06–P [Transmittal No. 19–35] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70510 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY 201 t2™STREET SOUTH, STE 203 ARLINGTON, VA 22202;.s408 "Jut 2 g 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-209, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: Pursuant to the reporting requirements of Section 36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act,as amended, we areforwarding herewith Transmittal No. 19-35 concerning the Navy's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance to the Government of Canada for defense articles and services estimated to cost $44 million. After this letter is delivered to your office, we plan to issue anews releaseto notify the public of this proposed sale. ,, -~nar.. C . 00 Director BILLING CODE 5001–06–C lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 19–35 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 Canada (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 $38 million Jkt 250001 Other ...................................... $ 6 million TOTAL ............................... $44 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): One hundred fifty-two (152) MIDS JTRS (5) with Remote Power Supply PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Non-MDE: Also included are spare cables and MIDS batteries; Link-16 mobile racks; diagnostic support tools; technical documentation; training and engineering technical support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (CN– P–LKT) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 EN23DE19.007</GPH> Ellclosures: l .. Transmittal 2 .. Policy Justification J _ Sensitivity ofTechnology Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / 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: July 29, 2019 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Canada–Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)—Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) (5) lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES The Government of Canada has requested to buy one hundred fifty-two (152) MIDS JTRS (5) with Remote Power Supply. Also included are spare cables and MIDS batteries; Link-16 mobile racks; diagnostic support tools; technical documentation; training and engineering technical support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $44 million. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the military capability of Canada, a NATO ally that is an important force for ensuring political stability and economic progress and a contributor to military, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations around the world. Canada intends to upgrade its current inventory of CF-18 Aircraft, CC-130J, and the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Ground Stations with the purchase of these MIDS JTRS (5) terminals to be fully interoperable with U.S. and allied forces to support and compliment joint operations in a net-enabled environment; have modernized electronic protection and secure, jamresistant wave forms; and be capable of improved Link 16 message exchange and information fidelity including support to advanced weapon employment. Canada 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 The principal contractors for MIDS JTRS are Viasat, Incorporated, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA and Data Link Solutions, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, IA. The Government of Canada is expected to negotiate an offset agreement with the principal contractor(s), in accordance with Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, before signing the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA), but details are not known at this time. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to Canada. However, it is anticipated that engineering and technical support services provided by the U.S. Government may be required on an interim basis for training and technical assistance. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. 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 or equivalent systems, which might reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 3. A determination has been made that Canada can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale supports the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives as outlined in the Policy Justification. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Canada. [FR Doc. 2019–27603 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Transmittal No. 19–35 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Office of the Secretary Annex Arms Sales Notification Item No. vii Frm 00019 [Transmittal No. 19–72] Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint Tactical Radio (JTRS) is a software defined radio. The MIDS JTRS Programmable Secure Information Security Architecture Module (PSISAM) is Critical Program Information (CPI). The PSISAM is embedded in a MIDS JTRS Shop Replaceable Unit (SRU) and contains the information security hardware and cryptographic keys necessary to operate the terminal. MIDS JTRS contains embedded COMSEC and is capable of processing up to TOP SECRET information. Each MIDS JTRS contains an embedded SRU that is UNCLASSIFIED Controlled Cryptographic Information (CCI). Unkeyed terminals and de-energized terminals are UNCLASSIFIED CCI. When a terminal is operating on the host platform it is classified up to the level of data being transmitted. PO 00000 70511 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 19–72 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: December 18, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 246 (Monday, December 23, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-35]


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 19-35 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 17, 2019.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 19-35
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 Canada
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $38 million
Other....................................  $ 6 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $44 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
Major Defense Equipment (MDE): One hundred fifty-two (152) MIDS JTRS 
(5) with Remote Power Supply
Non-MDE: Also included are spare cables and MIDS batteries; Link-16 
mobile racks; diagnostic support tools; technical documentation; 
training and engineering technical support; and other related elements 
of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (CN-P-LKT)
    (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: July 29, 2019

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Canada-Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS)--Joint 
Tactical Radio System (JTRS) (5)

    The Government of Canada has requested to buy one hundred fifty-two 
(152) MIDS JTRS (5) with Remote Power Supply. Also included are spare 
cables and MIDS batteries; Link-16 mobile racks; diagnostic support 
tools; technical documentation; training and engineering technical 
support; and other related elements of logistics and program support. 
The total estimated program cost is $44 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security objectives of the United States by helping to improve the 
military capability of Canada, a NATO ally that is an important force 
for ensuring political stability and economic progress and a 
contributor to military, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations 
around the world.
    Canada intends to upgrade its current inventory of CF-18 Aircraft, 
CC-130J, and the Royal Canadian Air Force's Ground Stations with the 
purchase of these MIDS JTRS (5) terminals to be fully interoperable 
with U.S. and allied forces to support and compliment joint operations 
in a net-enabled environment; have modernized electronic protection and 
secure, jam-resistant wave forms; and be capable of improved Link 16 
message exchange and information fidelity including support to advanced 
weapon employment. Canada 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 contractors for MIDS JTRS are Viasat, Incorporated, 
headquartered in Carlsbad, CA and Data Link Solutions, headquartered in 
Cedar Rapids, IA. The Government of Canada is expected to negotiate an 
offset agreement with the principal contractor(s), in accordance with 
Canada's Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, before 
signing the Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA), but details are not 
known at this time.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives 
to Canada. However, it is anticipated that engineering and technical 
support services provided by the U.S. Government may be required on an 
interim basis for training and technical assistance.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 19-35
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 Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Joint 
Tactical Radio (JTRS) is a software defined radio. The MIDS JTRS 
Programmable Secure Information Security Architecture Module (PSISAM) 
is Critical Program Information (CPI). The PSISAM is embedded in a MIDS 
JTRS Shop Replaceable Unit (SRU) and contains the information security 
hardware and cryptographic keys necessary to operate the terminal. MIDS 
JTRS contains embedded COMSEC and is capable of processing up to TOP 
SECRET information. Each MIDS JTRS contains an embedded SRU that is 
UNCLASSIFIED Controlled Cryptographic Information (CCI). Un-keyed 
terminals and de-energized terminals are UNCLASSIFIED CCI. When a 
terminal is operating on the host platform it is classified up to the 
level of data being transmitted.
    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 or equivalent systems, which might 
reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a 
system with similar or advanced capabilities.
    3. A determination has been made that Canada can provide 
substantially the same degree of protection for the technology being 
released as the U.S. Government. This sale supports the U.S. foreign 
policy and national security objectives as outlined in the Policy 
Justification.
    4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to Canada.

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