Arms Sales Notification, 70511-70514 [2019-27648]

Download as PDF 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. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70512 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY 201 12msTR£ETSOUTH, SUITE:101 ARLINGTON; VA 22202•5408 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-209, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 OCT 3 0 2819 Dear Madarn Speaker: Pursuant to the reporting requirements of Section· 36(b)( 1) of the Arins Export Control . . Act; as amended,-Weare forwarding herewith Transmittal No. 19-72 concerning the Army's proposed Letter(s} ofOffer and Acceptance to the Government ofCroatia for defense articles and services estimated to cost$115 million. After this letter is delivered to your office, we plan to issue a news release to notifythe public of this proposed sale. Clu:¢ es· w, l:ltJ.c> c LieutenanrGeneijd Director Enclosures: l. Transmittal 2. Policy Justification 3. Sensitivity of Technology lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 19-72 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 Croatia (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 $ 60 million Jkt 250001 Other ...................................... $ 55 million TOTAL ............................... $115 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: The Government of Croatia has requested to buy two (2) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in standard U.S. Government configuration with PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE). Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Two (2) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters with Designated Unique Equipment Up to nine (9) T700-GE-701D Engines (4 installed and up to 5 spares) E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 EN23DE19.018</GPH> BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Up to nine (9) H-764GU Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation and Country Unique SAASM (4 installed and up to 5 spares) Non-MDE: Also, included are two (2) AN/APX-123A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder, four (4) AN/ARC201D RT-1478D, and four (4) AN/ARC231 RT-1808A radios, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support, calibration services, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, weapons, ammunition, night vision devices, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training devices, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: 7L-BUGK, HR-B-UBQ (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 30, 2019 *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES POLICY JUSTIFICATION Croatia—UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters The Government of Croatia has requested a possible sale of two (2) UH60M Black Hawk Helicopters in standard USG configuration with designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), up to nine (9) each T700-GE-70 ID engines, and up to nine (9) each H764GU/Embedded Global Positioning/ Inertial Navigation (EGI). Also included are Communication Security equipment including an AN/APX-123A Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder, AN/ARC-201D RT-1478D, and AN/ARC-231 RT-1808A radios, aircraft warranty, air worthiness support, calibration services, spare and repair parts, support equipment, communication equipment, weapons, ammunition, night vision devices, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training devices, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $115 million. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a NATO ally. The sale of these UH-60 helicopters to Croatia will significantly increase its capability to provide troop lift, border security, counterterrorism, medical evacuation, search and rescue, re-supply/external lift, and combat support. These UH-60 helicopters will allow for interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces in rapid response to a variety of missions and quick positioning of troops with minimal helicopter assets. Croatia intends to use these defense articles and services to modernize its armed forces and expand its existing army architecture in its efforts to provide multi-mission support in the region as well as combat terrorist threats. Croatia will have no difficulty absorbing these helicopters into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company, Stratford, Connecticut; and General Electric Aircraft Company (GEAC), Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale may require the assignment of an additional three U.S. Government and five contractor representatives in country full-time to support the delivery and training for approximately two-five years. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 19-72 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 UH-60M aircraft is a medium lift four bladed aircraft which includes two (2) T-701D Engines. The aircraft has four (4) Multifunction Displays (MFD), which provides aircraft system, flight, mission, and communication management systems. The instrumentation panel includes four (4) Multifunction Displays (MFDs), two (2) Pilot and Co-Pilot Flight Director Panels, and two (2) Data Concentrator Units (DCUs). The Navigation System will have Embedded GPS/INS (EGIs), and two (2) Advanced Flight Control Computer Systems (AFCC), which provide 4 axis aircraft control. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70513 2. The H764-G EGI provides GPS and INS capabilities to the aircraft. The EGI will include Selective Availability antiSpoofing Module (SAASM) security modules to be used for secure GPS PPS if required. The Embedded GPS/INS within the SAASM contains sensitive technology. 3. The AN/APX-123A, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder, is a space diversity transponder and is installed on various military platforms. When installed in conjunction with platform antennas and the Remote Control Unit (or other appropriate control unit), the transponder provides identification, altitude and surveillance reporting in response to interrogations from airborne, ground-based and/or surface interrogators. This item contains sensitive technology. 4. The AN/ARC-201D, Single Channel Ground to Air Radio System (SINCGARS), is a tactical airborne radio subsystem that provides secure, anti-jam voice and data communication. The integration of COMSEC and the Data Rate Adapter (DRA) combines three Line Replaceable Units into one and reduces overall weight of the aircraft. Performance capabilities, ECM/ECCM specification and Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) are classified SECRET. 5. The AN/ARC-231, Very High Frequency/Ultra High Frequency (VHF/ UHF), Line-of-Sight (LOS) Radio with frequency agile modes, Electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM), UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), Integrated Waveform (IW), Air Traffic Control (ATC) channel spacing is operator selectable in 5, 8.33, 12 .5, and 25kHz steps. The antennas associated with this radio contain sensitive technology. 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 or equivalent systems 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 Policy Justification. A determination has been made that Croatia 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 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70514 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices authorized for release and export to Croatia. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2019–27648 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. Office of the Secretary Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 House of Representatives, Transmittal 19–70 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 18, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Transmittal No. 19–70] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Arms sales notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-72]


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 19-72 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 19-72
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 Croatia
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $ 60 million
Other....................................  $ 55 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $115 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: The Government of Croatia 
has requested to buy two (2) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in standard 
U.S. Government configuration with designated unique equipment and 
Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):

Two (2) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters with Designated Unique Equipment
Up to nine (9) T700-GE-701D Engines (4 installed and up to 5 spares)

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Up to nine (9) H-764GU Embedded Global Positioning Systems with 
Inertial Navigation and Country Unique SAASM (4 installed and up to 5 
spares)

    Non-MDE: Also, included are two (2) AN/APX-123A Identification 
Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder, four (4) AN/ARC-201D RT-1478D, and 
four (4) AN/ARC-231 RT[dash]1808A radios, aircraft warranty, air 
worthiness support, calibration services, spare and repair parts, 
support equipment, communication equipment, weapons, ammunition, night 
vision devices, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training and training devices, site surveys, tool and test equipment, 
U.S. Government and contractor technical and logistics support 
services, and other related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: 7L-B-UGK, HR-B-UBQ
    (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 30, 2019

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Croatia--UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters

    The Government of Croatia has requested a possible sale of two (2) 
UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in standard USG configuration with 
designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE), 
up to nine (9) each T700-GE-70 ID engines, and up to nine (9) each H-
764GU/Embedded Global Positioning/Inertial Navigation (EGI). Also 
included are Communication Security equipment including an AN/APX-123A 
Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder, AN/ARC-201D RT-1478D, 
and AN/ARC-231 RT-1808A radios, aircraft warranty, air worthiness 
support, calibration services, spare and repair parts, support 
equipment, communication equipment, weapons, ammunition, night vision 
devices, publications and technical documentation, personnel training 
and training devices, site surveys, tool and test equipment, U.S. 
Government and contractor technical and logistics support services, and 
other related elements of logistical and program support. The total 
estimated program cost is $115 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
NATO ally. The sale of these UH-60 helicopters to Croatia will 
significantly increase its capability to provide troop lift, border 
security, counterterrorism, medical evacuation, search and rescue, re-
supply/external lift, and combat support. These UH-60 helicopters will 
allow for interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces in rapid response 
to a variety of missions and quick positioning of troops with minimal 
helicopter assets.
    Croatia intends to use these defense articles and services to 
modernize its armed forces and expand its existing army architecture in 
its efforts to provide multi-mission support in the region as well as 
combat terrorist threats. Croatia will have no difficulty absorbing 
these helicopters into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic 
military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company, 
Stratford, Connecticut; and General Electric Aircraft Company (GEAC), 
Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no known offset agreements in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale may require the assignment of 
an additional three U.S. Government and five contractor representatives 
in country full-time to support the delivery and training for 
approximately two-five years.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 19-72
    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 UH-60M aircraft is a medium lift four bladed aircraft which 
includes two (2) T-701D Engines. The aircraft has four (4) 
Multifunction Displays (MFD), which provides aircraft system, flight, 
mission, and communication management systems. The instrumentation 
panel includes four (4) Multifunction Displays (MFDs), two (2) Pilot 
and Co-Pilot Flight Director Panels, and two (2) Data Concentrator 
Units (DCUs). The Navigation System will have Embedded GPS/INS (EGIs), 
and two (2) Advanced Flight Control Computer Systems (AFCC), which 
provide 4 axis aircraft control.
    2. The H764-G EGI provides GPS and INS capabilities to the 
aircraft. The EGI will include Selective Availability anti-Spoofing 
Module (SAASM) security modules to be used for secure GPS PPS if 
required. The Embedded GPS/INS within the SAASM contains sensitive 
technology.
    3. The AN/APX-123A, Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Transponder, 
is a space diversity transponder and is installed on various military 
platforms. When installed in conjunction with platform antennas and the 
Remote Control Unit (or other appropriate control unit), the 
transponder provides identification, altitude and surveillance 
reporting in response to interrogations from airborne, ground-based 
and/or surface interrogators. This item contains sensitive technology.
    4. The AN/ARC-201D, Single Channel Ground to Air Radio System 
(SINCGARS), is a tactical airborne radio subsystem that provides 
secure, anti-jam voice and data communication. The integration of 
COMSEC and the Data Rate Adapter (DRA) combines three Line Replaceable 
Units into one and reduces overall weight of the aircraft. Performance 
capabilities, ECM/ECCM specification and Engineering Change Orders 
(ECOs) are classified SECRET.
    5. The AN/ARC-231, Very High Frequency/Ultra High Frequency (VHF/
UHF), Line-of-Sight (LOS) Radio with frequency agile modes, Electronic 
counter-countermeasures (ECCM), UHF Satellite Communications (SATCOM), 
Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA), Integrated Waveform (IW), Air 
Traffic Control (ATC) channel spacing is operator selectable in 5, 
8.33, 12 .5, and 25kHz steps. The antennas associated with this radio 
contain sensitive technology.
    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 or equivalent systems 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 Policy 
Justification. A determination has been made that Croatia 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

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authorized for release and export to Croatia.

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