Arms Sales Notification, 70516-70518 [2019-27623]

Download as PDF 70516 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices devices; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical, sustainment, and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (UP-BUCJ) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: UP-BUBT (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 3, 2019 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Ukraine—Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy one hundred fifty (150) Javelin missiles and ten (10) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs). Also included are training devices, transportation, support equipment, technical data and publications, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. government, engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics support tools and test equipment; support equipment; publications and technical documentation; spare and repair parts; equipment training and training devices; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical, sustainment, and program support. The total estimated cost is not to exceed $39.2 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of Ukraine. The Javelin system will help Ukraine build its long-term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity in order to meet its national defense requirements. Ukraine will have no difficulty absorbing this system 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 Javelin Missile System is Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA. There are no known offset agreements proposed in conjunction with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed program will require additional contractor representatives to travel to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Ukraine. It is not expected additional U.S. Government personnel will be required in country for an extended period of time. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 19-70 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 Javelin Weapon System is a medium-range, man portable, shoulderlaunched, fire and forget, anti-tank system for infantry, scouts, and combat engineers. The system weighs 49.5 pounds and has a maximum range in excess of 2,500 meters. They system is highly lethal against tanks and other systems with conventional and reactive armors. The system possesses a secondary capability against bunkers. 2. Javelin’s key technical feature is the use of fire-and-forget technology which allows the gunner to fire and immediately relocate or take cover. Additional special features are the top attack and/or direct fire modes, an advanced tandem warhead and imaging infrared seeker, target lock-on before launch, and soft launch from enclosures or covered fighting positions. The Javelin missile also has a minimum smoke motor thus decreasing its detection on the battlefield. 3. The Javelin Weapon System is comprised of two major tactical components, which are a reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) and a round contained in a disposable launch tube assembly. The CLU incorporates an integrated day-night sight that provides a target engagement capability in adverse weather and countermeasure environments. The CLU may also be used in a stand-alone mode for battlefield surveillance and target detection. The CLU’s thermal sight is a second generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensor operating in the 8-10 micron wavelength and has a 240 X 240 pixel scanning array with a Dewar-coolant unit. 4. The missile is autonomously guided to the target using an imaging infrared seeker and adaptive correlation tracking algorithms. This allows the gunner to take cover or reload and engage another target after firing a missile. The missile contains an infrared seeker with a 64 x 64 pixel element Mercury-Cadmium-Telluride (HgCdTE) Focal Plane Array (FPA) operating in the 8-10 micron wavelength. The PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 missile has an advanced tandem warhead and can be used in either the top attack or direct fire modes (for target undercover). An onboard flight computer guides the missile to the selected target. 5. The Javelin Missile System hardware and the documentation are UNCLASSIFIED. The missile software which resides in the CLU is considered SENSITIVE. The sensitivity is primarily in the software programs which instruct the system how to operate in the presence of countermeasures. The overall hardware is also considered SENSITIVE in that the infrared wavelengths could be useful in attempted countermeasure development. 6. If a technologically advanced adversary obtains knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures or equivalent systems 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 Ukraine 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 Ukraine. [FR Doc. 2019–27651 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–28] 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices House of Representatives, Transmittal 19–28 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. 70517 Dated: December 17, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEFENSE SECURITY' COOPERATIC>N AGENCY 20l 1i™ STREET $OUT.I-I, SUJTE lQ1 ARLINGTON, YA 22202--64<>8 t&e Honorable Nancy Pefosi Speaker of the House U.S. Howe ofRepreserttatives H-209, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: PursuaritfothereportmgrequirementsofSectlon.56(b)(l)oftheAmis,Export·control Act~ as amended, we are forwarding herewith Transmittal. No~. f<.).;28 concerning the Navy's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance to the Republic of Korea for defense articles arid services esthnated to cost $72 nii11fott•. After this lettetls deliverecho your office, we plan to issueanewsrelease·tonotifythepublicdfthisproposed··sa1e~ Sincerely1 ~.6,w!~ Lieutenant General, USA Director Enclosures: BILLING CODE 5001–06–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 EN23DE19.016</GPH> lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 1. Transmittal 2. Policy Justification 3. Sensitivity of Technology 70518 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Transmittal No. 19-28 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: Republic of Korea (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... $37 million $35 million TOTAL ............................... $72 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Up to thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up Round Lightweight Torpedoes Non-MDE: Also included are torpedo containers, Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers, Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and fuel tanks, air launch accessories for fixed wing, torpedo spare parts, training, publications, support and test 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 (KS-PAMP) (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 Annex Attached (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: August 27, 2019 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Korea—MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes 20:30 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The MK 54 Torpedo is a conventional torpedo that can be launched from surface ships and rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The MK 54 is an upgrade to the MK 46 Torpedo. The upgrade to the MK 54 entails replacement of the torpedo’s sonar and guidance and control systems with more modern technology. The new guidance and control system uses a mixture of commercial-off the-shelf and custombuilt electronics. The warhead, fuel tank and propulsion system from the MK 46 torpedo are re-used in the MK 54 configuration with minor modifications. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The assembled MK 54 torpedo and several of its individual components are classified CONFIDENTIAL. The MK 54 operational software is classified as SECRET. The Republic of Korea has not requested nor will it be provided with the source code for the MK 54 operational software. 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. A determination has been made that the recipient government 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 the Republic of Korea. [FR Doc. 2019–27623 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–25] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: Transmittal No. 19-28 Annex The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up Round lightweight torpedoes. Also included are torpedo containers, Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers, Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and fuel tanks, air launch accessories for fixed wing, torpedo spare parts, training, publications, support and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and program support. The total estimated program cost is $72 million. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security VerDate Sep<11>2014 objectives of the United States by meeting the legitimate security and defense needs of one of the closest allies in the INDOPACOM Theater. The Republic of Korea is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist the Republic of Korea in developing and maintaining a strong and ready selfdefense capability. The Republic of Korea Navy intends to utilize MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes on its P-8A aircraft. The ROK 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 Raytheon Integrated Defense System, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the Purchaser and the prime contractor. Implementation of the proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the ROK. However, U.S. Government Engineering and Technical Services 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. 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 19–25 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: December 17, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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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. 19-28]


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

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House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-28 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. 19-28
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: Republic of Korea
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $37 million
Other....................................  $35 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $72 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Up to thirty-one (31) MK 54 All Up 
Round Lightweight Torpedoes
    Non-MDE: Also included are torpedo containers, Recoverable Exercise 
Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers, Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and 
fuel tanks, air launch accessories for fixed wing, torpedo spare parts, 
training, publications, support and test 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 (KS-P-AMP)
    (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 Annex Attached
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: August 27, 2019

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Korea--MK 54 Lightweight Torpedoes

    The Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested to buy thirty-one (31) MK 
54 All Up Round lightweight torpedoes. Also included are torpedo 
containers, Recoverable Exercise Torpedoes (REXTORP) with containers, 
Fleet Exercise Section (FES) and fuel tanks, air launch accessories for 
fixed wing, torpedo spare parts, training, publications, support and 
test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, 
and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics 
and program support. The total estimated program cost is $72 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security objectives of the United States by meeting the legitimate 
security and defense needs of one of the closest allies in the 
INDOPACOM Theater. The Republic of Korea is one of the major political 
and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key 
partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that 
region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist the Republic 
of Korea in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense 
capability.
    The Republic of Korea Navy intends to utilize MK 54 Lightweight 
Torpedoes on its P-8A aircraft. The ROK 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 Raytheon Integrated Defense 
System, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. There are no known offset agreements 
proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement 
will be defined in negotiations between the Purchaser and the prime 
contractor.
    Implementation of the proposed sale will not require the assignment 
of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the 
ROK. However, U.S. Government Engineering and Technical Services 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. 19-28
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 MK 54 Torpedo is a conventional torpedo that can be launched 
from surface ships and rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The MK 54 is an 
upgrade to the MK 46 Torpedo. The upgrade to the MK 54 entails 
replacement of the torpedo's sonar and guidance and control systems 
with more modern technology. The new guidance and control system uses a 
mixture of commercial-off the-shelf and custom-built electronics. The 
warhead, fuel tank and propulsion system from the MK 46 torpedo are re-
used in the MK 54 configuration with minor modifications. The assembled 
MK 54 torpedo and several of its individual components are classified 
CONFIDENTIAL. The MK 54 operational software is classified as SECRET. 
The Republic of Korea has not requested nor will it be provided with 
the source code for the MK 54 operational software.
    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. A determination has been made that the recipient government 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 the Republic of Korea.

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