Arms Sales Notification, 70502-70505 [2019-27650]

Download as PDF 70502 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Anchorage, AK 99501. Teleconference number is (907) 245–3900, pin 2809. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Haapala, Council staff; telephone: (907) 271–2801. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Thursday, January 16, 2020 to Friday, January 17, 2020 The agenda will include: (a) Establishing Taskforce objectives; (b) the elements and timing of work required to meet Taskforce objectives; (c) development of a workplan; (d) outreach and communication; and (e) other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1223 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted either electronically to meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1223 or through the mail: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Shannon Gleason at (907) 271–2809 at least 7 working days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 18, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27640 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES National Technical Information Service Submission for OMB Review; Renewal of Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Commerce. Title: Limited Access Death Master File Accredited Conformity Assessment Body Application for Firewalled Status (Firewalled Status Application Form). OMB Control Number: 0692–0015. Form Number(s): NTIS FM101. Type of Request: Renewal of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: NTIS expects to receive approximately 250 applications and renewals for certification every year for access to the Limited Access Death Master File, of which it expects that approximately 20% of the required assessments will be provided by Accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies that will seek firewalled status in a given year. Accordingly, NTIS estimates that it will receive approximately 50 Firewalled Status Application Forms. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour. Burden Hours: 50. Needs and Uses: NTIS issued a final rule establishing a program through which persons may become eligible to obtain access to Death Master File (DMF) information about an individual within three years of that individual’s death. The final rule was promulgated under Section 203 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, Public Law 113–67 (Act). The Act prohibits the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) from disclosing DMF information during the three-year period following an individual’s death (Limited Access DMF), unless the person requesting the information has been certified to access the Limited Access DMF pursuant to certain criteria in a program that the Secretary establishes. The Secretary delegated the authority to carry out Section 203 to the Director of NTIS. The final rule requires that, in order to become certified, a Person or Certified Person must submit a written attestation from an ‘‘Accredited Conformity Assessment Body’’ (ACAB), as defined in the final rule, that such Person has information security systems, facilities and procedures in place to protect the security of the Limited Access DMF, as required under Section 1110.102(a)(2) of the final rule. A Certified Person also must provide a new written attestation periodically for renewal of its certification as specified in the final rule. The ACAB must be independent of the Person or Certified Person seeking certification, unless it is a third-party conformity assessment body which qualifies for ‘‘firewalled PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 status’’ pursuant to Section 1110.502 of the final rule. The Firewalled Status Application Form collects information that NTIS will use to evaluate whether the respondent qualifies for ‘‘firewalled status’’ under the rule, and, therefore, can provide a written attestation in lieu of an independent ACAB’s attestation. This information includes specific requirements of Section 1110.502(b) of the final rule, which the respondent ACAB must certify are satisfied, and the provision of specific information by the respondent ACAB, such as the identity of the Person or Certified Person that would be the subject of the attestation and the basis upon which the certifications were made. Affected Public: ACABs seeking firewalled status under 15 CFR 1110.502 because they are ‘‘owned, managed or controlled’’ by the Person or Certified Person for whom they are providing assessment(s) and/or audit(s) under the final rule for ‘‘Certification Program for Access to the Death Master File.’’ Frequency: Once per attestation. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–27615 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–69] 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices 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 19–69 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. 70503 Dated: December 18, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY 20112THSTREETSOUTH, STE203 ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-209, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 NOV 2 0 2019 Dear Madam Speaker: Pursuant to the reporting requirements of Section 36(b )(I) of the Anns Export Contra I Act, as amended, we are forwarding herewith Transmittal No. 19-69 concerning the Air Force's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance to the Government of New Zealand for defense articles and services estimated to cost $1.4 billion. After this letter is delivered to your office, we plan to issue a news release to notify the public of this proposed sale. Sincerely, t; 1 //Ii{_ Charles W. Hooper Lieutenant General, USA Director VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 EN23DE19.019</GPH> lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Enclosures: 1. Transmittal 2. Policy Justification 3. Sensitivity of Technology 70504 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices Transmittal No. 19-69 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of New Zealand (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... $ .6 billion $ .8 billion TOTAL ............................... $1.4 billion (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Five (5) C-130J Aircraft Twenty-four (24) Rolls Royce AE2100D3 Turboprop Engines (20 installed, 4 spares) Fifteen (15) Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) (EGIs) with GPS Security Devices, Airborne (10 installed, 5 spares) Eight (8) Multi-Information Distribution System (MIDS)/Link-16 Low Video Terminal (LVT)-BU2 (5 installed, 3 spares) Thirteen (13) AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM (Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures) System Processor Replacement (LSPR) (10 installed, 3 spares) Nineteen (19) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assembly for LAIRCM (15 installed, 4 spares) Non-MDE: Also includes eight (8) AN/ AAR-47 Missile Warning System (MWS); eight (8) AN/APN-241 Low Power Color Radar; eight (8) AN/ALR -56M Missile Warning System Receiver; fifteen (15) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System; six (6) MX-20HD Electro-Optical/ Infrared Imaging System; forty-four (44) Missile Warning Sensor, LAIRCM; Control Interface Unit Replacement, LAIRCM; classified memory cards, LAIRCM; Low Volume Terminal Cryptographic Modules KIV-55; AN/ ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) Radio; AN/ARC164(V) RT-1518 Radio; AN/ARC-153 Tactical Air Navigation; AN/ARN-147 VHF Receiver; AN/ARC-190 HF Radio; AN/ARC-222 VHF Radio w/SINCGARS; Classified Tactical Manuals; Cartridge Activated Devices/Propellant Activated Devices; M206 Flares; MJU-64/B Decoy; BBU-35A/B Impulse Carts; Joint Mission Planning System; Classified Computer Identification Numbers; Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U.S. Government VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (NZ-D-SAB and NZ-D-QAF) (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 Attached Annex (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: November 20, 2019 *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION New Zealand—C-130J Aircraft The Government of New Zealand has requested to buy five (5) C-130J aircraft; twenty-four (24) Rolls Royce AE-2100D3 turboprop engines (20 installed, 4 spares); fifteen (15) Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) (EGIs) with GPS security devices, airborne (10 installed, 5 spares); eight (8) MultiInformation Distribution System (MIDS)/Link-16 Low Video Terminal (LVT)-BU2 (5 installed, 3 spares); thirteen (13) AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM (Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures) System Processor Replacement (LSPR) (10 installed, 3 spares); and nineteen (19) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assembly for LAIRCM (15 installed, 4 spares). Also included are eight (8) AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System (MWS); eight (8) AN/APN-241 Low Power Color Radar; eight (8) AN/ALR-56M Missile Warning System Receiver; fifteen (15) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System; six (6) MX-20HD Electro-Optical/Infrared Imaging System; forty-four (44) Missile Warning Sensor, LAIRCM; Control Interface Unit Replacement, LAIRCM; classified memory cards, LAIRCM; Low Volume Terminal Cryptographic Modules KIV55; AN/ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) Radio; AN/ARC- 164(V) RT-1518 Radio; AN/ ARC-153 Tactical Air Navigation; AN/ ARN-147 VHF Receiver; AN/ARC-190 HF Radio; AN/ARC-222 VHF Radio w/ SINCGARS; Classified Tactical Manuals; Cartridge Activated Devices/Propellant Activated Devices; M206 Flares; MJU64/B Decoy; BBU-35A/B Impulse Carts; Joint Mission Planning System; Classified Computer Identification Numbers; Electronic Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated value is $1.40 billion. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a major ally that is a force for political stability, and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. The proposed sale will improve New Zealand’s capability to meet current and future threats by enhancing its current airlift capability. This proposed sale will provide the capability to support national, United Nations, and other coalition operations. This purchase also includes sensors and performance improvements that will assist New Zealand during extensive maritime surveillance and reconnaissance as well as improve its search and rescue capability. Additionally, the extra cargo capacity and aircraft performance will greatly increase New Zealand’s Antarctic mission capabilities while simultaneously increasing safety margins. New Zealand currently operates the C-l30H aircraft and 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. The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin, Ft Worth, TX. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of up to three U.S. contractor representatives to New Zealand. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 19–69 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 C-130J Hercules with Rolls Royce AE 2100D Turboprop Engines is a military airlift aircraft that performs primarily the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130J improvements over the C130E include improved maximum E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices speed, climb time, cruising altitude and range. The C-130J has 55 feet of cargo compartment length, an additional 15 feet over the original ‘‘short‘‘ aircraft. Hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is UNCLASSIFIED. 2. Embedded GPS-INS (EGI) LN-260 is a sensor that combines GPS and inertial sensor inputs to provide accurate location information for navigation and targeting. 3. Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) is an advanced Link-16 command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) system incorporating high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital communication links for exchange of near realtime tactical information, including both data and voice, among air, ground, and sea elements. The MIDS terminal hardware, publications, performance specifications, operational capability, parameters, vulnerabilities to countermeasures, and software documentation are classified CONFIDENTIAL. The classified information to be provided consists of that which is necessary for the operation, maintenance, and repair (through intermediate level) of the data link terminal, installed systems, and related software. 4. The AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM is a self-contained, directed energy countermeasures system designed to protect aircraft from infrared-guided surface-to-air missiles. The system features digital technology and microminiature solid-state electronics. The system operates in all conditions, detecting incoming missiles and jamming infrared-seeker equipped missiles with aimed bursts of laser energy. The LAIRCM system consists of multiple Missile Warning Sensors, Guardian Laser Turret Assemblies (GLTA), LAIRCM System· Processor Replacement (LSPR), Control Indicator Unit Replacement (CIUR), and a classified User Data Memory (UDM) card containing the laser jam codes. The UDM card is loaded into LAIRCM System Processor Replacement (LSPR) prior to flight; when not in use, the UDM card is removed from the LSPR and put in secure storage. The Missile Warning Sensors (MWS) for AN/AAQ24 (V)N are mounted on the aircraft exterior to provide omni-directional protection. The MWS detects the rocket plume of missiles and sends appropriate data signals to the LSPR for processing. The LSPR analyzes the data from each sensor and automatically deploys the appropriate countermeasure via the GLTA. The CIUR displays the incoming VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 threat. The LSPR also contains Built-InTest (BIT) circuitry. 5. The AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) is an integrated, threat-adaptive, softwareprogrammable dispensing system capable of dispensing chaff, flares, and active radio frequency expendables. The threats countered by the CMDS include radar-directed anti-aircraft artillery, radar command-guided missiles, radar homing guided missiles, and infrared guided missiles. The system is internally mounted and may be operated as a stand-alone system or may be integrated with other on-board EW and avionics systems. The AN/ALE-47 uses threat data received over the aircraft interfaces to assess the threat situation and to determine a response. Expendable routines tailored to the immediate aircraft and threat environment may be dispensed using one of four operational modes. Hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is UNCLASSIFIED. 6. The AN/AAR-47A(V)2 Missile Warning System is a small, lightweight, passive, electro-optic, threat warning device used to detect surface-to-air missiles fired at helicopters and lowflying fixed-wing aircraft and automatically provide countermeasures, as well as audio and visual-sector warning messages to the aircrew. The basic system consists of multiple Optical Sensor Converter (OSC) units, a Computer Processor (CP) and a Control Indicator (Cl). The set of OSC units, which normally consist of four, is mounted on the aircraft exterior to provide omnidirectional protection. The OSC detects the rocket plume of missiles and sends appropriate signals to the CP for processing. The CP analyses the data from each OSC and automatically deploys the appropriate countermeasures. The CP also contains comprehensive BIT circuitry. The CI displays the incoming direction of the threat, so that the pilot can take appropriate action. Hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is UNCLASSIFIED. 7. The AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receiver continuously detects and intercepts RF signals in certain frequency ranges and analyzes and separates threat signals from non-threat signals. It contributes to fulldimensional protection by providing individual aircraft probability of survival through improved aircrew situational awareness of the radar guided threat environment. The ALR56M is designed to provide improved performance in a dense signal PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70505 environment and improved detection of modern threats signals. Hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is UNCLASSIFIED. 8. Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) is a multi-platform PC based mission planning system. JMPS hardware is UNCLASSIFIED but the software is classified up to SECRET. 9. The MX-20HD is a gyro-stabilized, multi-spectral, multi field of view ElectroOptical/ Infrared (EO/IR) system. The system provides surveillance laser illumination and laser designation through use of an externally mounted turret sensor unit and internally mounted master control. Sensor video imagery is displayed in the aircraft real time and may be recorded for subsequent ground analysis. 10. This sale will involve the release of sensitive and/or classified cryptographic equipment for secure communications radios, precision navigation, and cryptographic appliques and keying equipment. The hardware is UNCLASSIFIED, except where systems are loaded with cryptographic software, which may be classified up to SECRET. 11. 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. 12. A determination has been made that New Zealand can provide substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 13. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal are authorized for release and export to the Government of New Zealand. [FR Doc. 2019–27650 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–29] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-69]


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

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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 19-69 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. 19-69
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 New Zealand
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $ .6 billion
Other....................................  $ .8 billion
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  TOTAL..................................  $1.4 billion
 

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

Five (5) C-130J Aircraft
Twenty-four (24) Rolls Royce AE-2100D3 Turboprop Engines (20 installed, 
4 spares)
Fifteen (15) Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial 
Navigation Systems (INS) (EGIs) with GPS Security Devices, Airborne (10 
installed, 5 spares)
Eight (8) Multi-Information Distribution System (MIDS)/Link-16 Low 
Video Terminal (LVT)-BU2 (5 installed, 3 spares)
Thirteen (13) AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM (Large Aircraft Infrared 
Countermeasures) System Processor Replacement (LSPR) (10 installed, 3 
spares)
Nineteen (19) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assembly for LAIRCM (15 
installed, 4 spares)

    Non-MDE: Also includes eight (8) AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System 
(MWS); eight (8) AN/APN-241 Low Power Color Radar; eight (8) AN/ALR -
56M Missile Warning System Receiver; fifteen (15) AN/ALE-47 
Countermeasures Dispensing System; six (6) MX-20HD Electro-Optical/
Infrared Imaging System; forty-four (44) Missile Warning Sensor, 
LAIRCM; Control Interface Unit Replacement, LAIRCM; classified memory 
cards, LAIRCM; Low Volume Terminal Cryptographic Modules KIV-55; AN/
ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) Radio; AN/ARC- 164(V) RT-1518 Radio; AN/ARC-153 
Tactical Air Navigation; AN/ARN-147 VHF Receiver; AN/ARC-190 HF Radio; 
AN/ARC-222 VHF Radio w/SINCGARS; Classified Tactical Manuals; Cartridge 
Activated Devices/Propellant Activated Devices; M206 Flares; MJU-64/B 
Decoy; BBU[dash]35A/B Impulse Carts; Joint Mission Planning System; 
Classified Computer Identification Numbers; Electronic Combat 
International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support, support and 
test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other 
related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (NZ-D-SAB and NZ-D-QAF)
    (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 Attached Annex
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: November 20, 2019
    *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

New Zealand--C[dash]130J Aircraft

    The Government of New Zealand has requested to buy five (5) C-130J 
aircraft; twenty-four (24) Rolls Royce AE-2100D3 turboprop engines (20 
installed, 4 spares); fifteen (15) Embedded Global Positioning System 
(GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) (EGIs) with GPS security 
devices, airborne (10 installed, 5 spares); eight (8) Multi-Information 
Distribution System (MIDS)/Link-16 Low Video Terminal (LVT)-BU2 (5 
installed, 3 spares); thirteen (13) AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM (Large 
Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures) System Processor Replacement (LSPR) 
(10 installed, 3 spares); and nineteen (19) Guardian Laser Transmitter 
Assembly for LAIRCM (15 installed, 4 spares). Also included are eight 
(8) AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System (MWS); eight (8) AN/APN-241 Low 
Power Color Radar; eight (8) AN/ALR-56M Missile Warning System 
Receiver; fifteen (15) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System; six 
(6) MX-20HD Electro-Optical/Infrared Imaging System; forty-four (44) 
Missile Warning Sensor, LAIRCM; Control Interface Unit Replacement, 
LAIRCM; classified memory cards, LAIRCM; Low Volume Terminal 
Cryptographic Modules KIV-55; AN/ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) Radio; AN/ARC- 
164(V) RT-1518 Radio; AN/ARC-153 Tactical Air Navigation; AN/ARN-147 
VHF Receiver; AN/ARC-190 HF Radio; AN/ARC-222 VHF Radio w/SINCGARS; 
Classified Tactical Manuals; Cartridge Activated Devices/Propellant 
Activated Devices; M206 Flares; MJU-64/B Decoy; BBU-35A/B Impulse 
Carts; Joint Mission Planning System; Classified Computer 
Identification Numbers; Electronic Combat International Security 
Assistance Program (ECISAP) support, support and test equipment, 
publications and technical documentation, personnel training and 
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, 
technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of 
logistical and program support. The total estimated value is $1.40 
billion.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
major ally that is a force for political stability, and economic 
progress in the Asia-Pacific region. The proposed sale will improve New 
Zealand's capability to meet current and future threats by enhancing 
its current airlift capability.
    This proposed sale will provide the capability to support national, 
United Nations, and other coalition operations. This purchase also 
includes sensors and performance improvements that will assist New 
Zealand during extensive maritime surveillance and reconnaissance as 
well as improve its search and rescue capability. Additionally, the 
extra cargo capacity and aircraft performance will greatly increase New 
Zealand's Antarctic mission capabilities while simultaneously 
increasing safety margins. New Zealand currently operates the C-l30H 
aircraft and 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.
    The prime contractor will be Lockheed Martin, Ft Worth, TX. There 
are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of up to 
three U.S. contractor representatives to New Zealand.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 19-69
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 C-130J Hercules with Rolls Royce AE 2100D Turboprop Engines 
is a military airlift aircraft that performs primarily the tactical 
portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating 
from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping 
troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130J improvements over 
the C-130E include improved maximum

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speed, climb time, cruising altitude and range. The C-130J has 55 feet 
of cargo compartment length, an additional 15 feet over the original 
``short`` aircraft. Hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and 
documentation to be provided is UNCLASSIFIED.
    2. Embedded GPS-INS (EGI) LN-260 is a sensor that combines GPS and 
inertial sensor inputs to provide accurate location information for 
navigation and targeting.
    3. Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) is an 
advanced Link-16 command, control, communications, and intelligence 
(C3I) system incorporating high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital 
communication links for exchange of near realtime tactical information, 
including both data and voice, among air, ground, and sea elements. The 
MIDS terminal hardware, publications, performance specifications, 
operational capability, parameters, vulnerabilities to countermeasures, 
and software documentation are classified CONFIDENTIAL. The classified 
information to be provided consists of that which is necessary for the 
operation, maintenance, and repair (through intermediate level) of the 
data link terminal, installed systems, and related software.
    4. The AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM is a self-contained, directed energy 
countermeasures system designed to protect aircraft from infrared-
guided surface-to-air missiles. The system features digital technology 
and micro-miniature solid-state electronics. The system operates in all 
conditions, detecting incoming missiles and jamming infrared-seeker 
equipped missiles with aimed bursts of laser energy. The LAIRCM system 
consists of multiple Missile Warning Sensors, Guardian Laser Turret 
Assemblies (GLTA), LAIRCM System[middot] Processor Replacement (LSPR), 
Control Indicator Unit Replacement (CIUR), and a classified User Data 
Memory (UDM) card containing the laser jam codes. The UDM card is 
loaded into LAIRCM System Processor Replacement (LSPR) prior to flight; 
when not in use, the UDM card is removed from the LSPR and put in 
secure storage. The Missile Warning Sensors (MWS) for AN/AAQ-24 (V)N 
are mounted on the aircraft exterior to provide omni-directional 
protection. The MWS detects the rocket plume of missiles and sends 
appropriate data signals to the LSPR for processing. The LSPR analyzes 
the data from each sensor and automatically deploys the appropriate 
countermeasure via the GLTA. The CIUR displays the incoming threat. The 
LSPR also contains Built-In-Test (BIT) circuitry.
    5. The AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) is an 
integrated, threat-adaptive, software-programmable dispensing system 
capable of dispensing chaff, flares, and active radio frequency 
expendables. The threats countered by the CMDS include radar-directed 
anti-aircraft artillery, radar command-guided missiles, radar homing 
guided missiles, and infrared guided missiles. The system is internally 
mounted and may be operated as a stand-alone system or may be 
integrated with other on-board EW and avionics systems. The AN/ALE-47 
uses threat data received over the aircraft interfaces to assess the 
threat situation and to determine a response. Expendable routines 
tailored to the immediate aircraft and threat environment may be 
dispensed using one of four operational modes. Hardware is 
UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is 
UNCLASSIFIED.
    6. The AN/AAR-47A(V)2 Missile Warning System is a small, 
lightweight, passive, electro-optic, threat warning device used to 
detect surface-to-air missiles fired at helicopters and low-flying 
fixed-wing aircraft and automatically provide countermeasures, as well 
as audio and visual-sector warning messages to the aircrew. The basic 
system consists of multiple Optical Sensor Converter (OSC) units, a 
Computer Processor (CP) and a Control Indicator (Cl). The set of OSC 
units, which normally consist of four, is mounted on the aircraft 
exterior to provide omnidirectional protection. The OSC detects the 
rocket plume of missiles and sends appropriate signals to the CP for 
processing. The CP analyses the data from each OSC and automatically 
deploys the appropriate countermeasures. The CP also contains 
comprehensive BIT circuitry. The CI displays the incoming direction of 
the threat, so that the pilot can take appropriate action. Hardware is 
UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is 
UNCLASSIFIED.
    7. The AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receiver continuously 
detects and intercepts RF signals in certain frequency ranges and 
analyzes and separates threat signals from non-threat signals. It 
contributes to full-dimensional protection by providing individual 
aircraft probability of survival through improved aircrew situational 
awareness of the radar guided threat environment. The ALR-56M is 
designed to provide improved performance in a dense signal environment 
and improved detection of modern threats signals. Hardware is 
UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is 
UNCLASSIFIED.
    8. Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) is a multi-platform PC 
based mission planning system. JMPS hardware is UNCLASSIFIED but the 
software is classified up to SECRET.
    9. The MX-20HD is a gyro-stabilized, multi-spectral, multi field of 
view ElectroOptical/ Infrared (EO/IR) system. The system provides 
surveillance laser illumination and laser designation through use of an 
externally mounted turret sensor unit and internally mounted master 
control. Sensor video imagery is displayed in the aircraft real time 
and may be recorded for subsequent ground analysis.
    10. This sale will involve the release of sensitive and/or 
classified cryptographic equipment for secure communications radios, 
precision navigation, and cryptographic appliques and keying equipment. 
The hardware is UNCLASSIFIED, except where systems are loaded with 
cryptographic software, which may be classified up to SECRET.
    11. 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.
    12. A determination has been made that New Zealand can provide 
substantially the same degree of protection for the sensitive 
technology being released as the U.S. Government. This sale is 
necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national 
security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification.
    13. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
are authorized for release and export to the Government of New Zealand.

[FR Doc. 2019-27650 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 5001-06-P