Arms Sales Notification, 70514-70516 [2019-27651]

Download as PDF 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. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices 70515 DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY 201 12™ STREET SOUTH, 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 D 3 2919 Dear Madam Speaker: Pursuant to the reporting requirements of Section 36(b)(I) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, we are forwarding herewith Transmittal No. 19-70 concerning the Army's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance to the Government of Ukraine for defense articles and services estimated to cost $39.2 million. After this letter is delivered to your office, we plan to issue a news release to notify the public of this proposed sale. -~'---Lieutenant Genera Director lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 19-70 TOTAL ............................... 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 Ukraine (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * .. Other ...................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 $31.0 million $ 8.2 million Jkt 250001 $39.2 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): One hundred fifty (150) Javelin Missiles Ten (10) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLU) Non-MDE: Also included are training devices, transportation, support PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 EN23DE19.020</GPH> Enclosures: 1. Transmittal 2. Policy Justification 3. Sensitivity of Technology 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

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-70]


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 19-70 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 19-70
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 Ukraine
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $31.0 million
Other....................................  $ 8.2 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $39.2 million
 

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

One hundred fifty (150) Javelin Missiles
Ten (10) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLU)

    Non-MDE: 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

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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-B-UCJ)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: UP-B-UBT
    (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

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 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, 
shoulder-launched, 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 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