Arms Sales Notification, 71904-71907 [2019-28048]

Download as PDF 71904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices Number of responses Activity Cognitive Interviews I (Risk Communication and Comprehension) ............................................ Focus Group Sessions (Household Risks and Consumer Products) ......................................... Cognitive Interviews II (Household Risks and Consumer Products) .......................................... Estimated burden per respondent (hours) 8 40 16 Total burden (hours) 1.5 2 1.5 Total ...................................................................................................................................... We estimate the total annual dollar value of this collection to be $4,265. This estimate is based on an average of $36.77/hr. compensation, including benefits, from the National Compensation Survey published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ‘‘Employer Costs for Employee Compensation by ownership,’’ Dec. 2018, Table 1, total compensation for civilian workers: http://www.bls.gov/ncs/). The total cost to the federal government for the contract to design and conduct the proposed survey is $117,458. C. Request for Comments CPSC invites comments on these topics: • Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of CPSC’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of CPSC’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of information technology. Alberta E. Mills, Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–28116 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; CNCS External Reviewer Application; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request Corporation for National and Community Service. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 ACTION: Notice. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has submitted a public information collection request (ICR) entitled CNCS External Reviewer Application for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. SUMMARY: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by January 29, 2020. DATES: Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this Notice to the Attention: CNCS Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of Notice publication. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Corporation for National and Community Service, Amy Hetrick, at 202–606–6856 or by email to ahetrick@cns.gov. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CNCS, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions; • Propose ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Propose ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12 80 24 116 Comments A 60-day Notice requesting public comment was published in the Federal Register on August 15, 2019 at 84 FR 41707 Page Number 41707. This comment period ended October 15, 2019. Zero public comments were received from this Notice. Title of Collection: CNCS External Reviewer Application. OMB Control Number: 3045–0090. Type of Review: Renewal. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 500. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 250 hours (Average 30 minutes per response). Abstract: The External Reviewer Application is used by individuals who wish to serve as External Reviewers or External Panel Coordinators for CNCS when external reviewers are needed to review grant applications. The information collected will be used by CNCS to select review participants for each grant competition. The information is collected electronically using CNCS’s web-based system. CNCS seeks to renew the current information collection. CNCS also seeks to continue using the current application until the revised application is approved by OMB. The current application is due to expire on December 31, 2019. Dated: December 23, 2019. Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy. [FR Doc. 2019–28148 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6050–28–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 19–53] 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 19–53 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 19, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLNG CODE 5001–06–P BILLNG CODE 5001–06–C VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 EN30DE19.009</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 71905 71906 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices Transmittal No. 19-53 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 the United Arab Emirates (ii) Total Estimated Value: POLICY JUSTIFICATION United Arab Emirates (UAE)—CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters The Government of the United Arab Emirates has requested to buy ten (10) CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters; twenty-six (26) T55-GA-714A Engines; $326.5 million twenty-four (24) Embedded Global TOTAL ......................... $830.3 million Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS); twelve (iii) Description and Quantity or (12) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Quantities of Articles or Services under Warning Systems (CMWS); twenty (20) Consideration for Purchase: M134D-H Mini Guns; and twenty (20) Major Defense Equipment (MDE): M240H Machine Guns. Also included Ten (10) CH-47F Chinook Cargo are aircraft survivability equipment to Helicopters include: APR-39A(V)l, AN/ARC-231, Twenty-six (26) T55-GA-714A Engines Harris RF-7850A-MR, Thales 5400NS, (20 installed, 6 spares) Tetra THR9i, AN/APX-123A, WESCAM Twenty-four (24) Embedded Global MX-l5HDi, ARN-147 VOR/ILS, ARN-153 Positioning Systems with Inertial TACAN, APN-209 Receiver Navigation System (GPS/INS) (20 Transmitters, APN-209 Indicator, AN/ installed, 4 spares) Twelve (12) AN/AAR-57 Common ARC-220; Infrared Suppression System Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) (10 (IRSS); Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction installed, 2 spares) System (FRIES); Extended Range Fuel Twenty (20) M134D-H Mini Guns System (ERFS); Fire Fighting Twenty (20) M240H Machine Guns Equipment; Ballistic Armor Protection Non-MDE: System; air worthiness support; spare Also included are aircraft and repair parts; communications survivability equipment to include: equipment; personnel training and APR-39A(V)l, AN/ARC-231, Harris RFtraining equipment; site surveys; tool 7850A-MR, Thales 5400NS, Tetra and test equipment; ground support THR9i, AN/APX-123A, WESCAM MXequipment; repair and return; l5HDi, ARN-147 VOR/ILS, ARN-153 publications and technical TACAN, APN-209 Receiver documentation; Quality Assurance Transmitters, APN-209 Indicator, AN/ Team (QAT); U.S. Government and ARC-220; Infrared Suppression System contractor engineering, technical and (IRSS); Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction logistics support services; and other System (FRIES); Extended Range Fuel related elements of logistics and System (ERFS); Fire Fighting program support. The estimated cost is Equipment; Ballistic Armor Protection $830.3 million. System; air worthiness support; spare This proposed sale will support the and repair parts; communications foreign policy and national security of equipment; personnel training and the United States by helping to improve training equipment; site surveys; tool the security of an important partner in and test equipment; ground support the region. This sale is consistent with equipment; repair and return; U.S. initiatives to provide key partners publications and technical in the region with modem systems that documentation; Quality Assurance will enhance interoperability with U.S. Team (QAT); U.S. Government and forces and increase security. contractor engineering, technical and The proposed sale will expand the logistics support services; and other UAE’s helicopter fleet. Further, it will related elements of logistics and enhance the UAE’s operational and program support. (iv) Military Department: Army (AE-B- defensive capabilities to better defend U.S. and UAE national security interests ZAP) in the region, and increase the UAE’s (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AE-Bcontributions to any future joint or ZAF (vi) Sales Commission, Fee, etc., Paid, coalition efforts requiring helicopter support. The UAE will have no Offered, or Agreed to be Paid: None difficulty absorbing these defense (vii) Sensitivity of Technology articles and services into its armed Contained in the Defense Article or forces. Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: The proposed sale of these helicopters See Attached Annex (viii) Date Report Delivered to will not alter the basic military balance Congress: November 7, 2019 in the region. Major Defense Equipment *. Other ................................ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 $503.8 million 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The principal contractors will be Boeing Helicopters Aircraft Company in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania; Honeywell Engine Company in Phoenix, Arizona; Science and Engineering Services in Huntsville, Alabama. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require an estimated ten (10) U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to UAE for up to 60 months for equipment deprocessing, fielding, system checkout, training and technical logistics support. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Transmittal No. 19-53 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 CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopter is a medium lift aircraft that includes two T55-GA-714A Engines and an advanced cockpit that features five multi- function displays, a four-axis coupled flight director, digital map, and Dual Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) (EGI). a. Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) (EGI) - The EGI is a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) based navigation platform that combines an inertial sensor assembly with a fixed reception pattern antenna GPS receiver. The EGI system is the primary source for position information and is UNCLASSIFIED. The GPS crypto variables needed for the highest GPS accuracy are classified up to SECRET. b. AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) - The CMWS detects threat missiles in flight, evaluates potential false alarms, declares validity of threat and selects the appropriate Infrared Countermeasure (IRCM). Each platform includes: Electro Optical Missile Sensors, an Electronic Control Unit (ECU), Sequencer, and the Improved Countermeasures Dispenser (ICMD). The hardware is classified CONFIDENTIAL. Releasable technical manuals for operation and maintenance are classified SECRET. c. AN/APR-39A Radar Warning System - This radar signal detecting set provides warning of a radar directed air defense threat to allow appropriate countermeasures. Hardware is classified CONFIDENTIAL when programmed E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 249 / Monday, December 30, 2019 / Notices with U.S. threat data. Releasable technical manuals for operation and maintenance are classified CONFIDENTIAL. Releasable technical data (technical performance) are classified SECRET. The system can be programmed with threat data provided by the purchasing country. d. The U.S. Army will provide the RT1749 exportable version of the AN/ARC220 radio. This radio is fully digital and made specifically for rotary wing applications allowing crew members to communicate at non line of sight distances. e. The AN/PYQ-10 (C) Simple Key Loader (SKL) is a ruggedized, portable, hand-held fill device used for securely receiving, storing, and transferring electronic key material and data between compatible end cryptographic units (ECU) and communications equipment. It supports both the DS-101 and DS-102 interfaces, as well as the Crypto Ignition Key and is compatible with existing ECUs. f. The MX-15 HDi imaging system is a multi-sensor, multi-spectral imaging system with a range of features and benefits to include long range laser illumination. The MX-15 HDi is ideal for medium-altitude covert Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, and it can be integrated into aerostat, fixed-wing, rotary wing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aircraft. The MX-15 HDi system can include up to six imaging and laser sensors, HD Thermal Imager, Color Low-Light Continuous Zoom, Daylight Step-Zoom Spotter, Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imager, Laser Rangefinder (LRF), and Laser Illuminator (LI). The MX-15 HDi offers superior high-definition imaging resolution from Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) cameras. The system boasts user-friendly technologies that improve operator effectiveness such as a color low-light, wide-angle zoom EO imager, and outstanding range performance during limited visibility due to atmospherics, real-time image enhancement for EO day, EO night and IR. This MX-15 HDi imaging system is a highlyeffective system that utilizes the most recent developments in imaging technology. 2. Software, hardware, and other data/ information that is classified or sensitive is reviewed prior to release to protect system vulnerabilities, design data, and performance parameters. Some end-item hardware, software, and other data identified above are classified at the CONFIDENTIAL level. 3. Loss of this hardware, software, documentation and/or data could permit development of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:00 Dec 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 which may lead to a significant threat to future U.S. military operations. 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. 4. A determination has been made that UAE can provide substantially the same degree of protection for this technology as the U.S. Government. This proposed sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 5. All of the defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the United Arab Emirates. [FR Doc. 2019–28048 Filed 12–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [Docket No. ED–2019–ICCD–0136] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Form Department of Education (ED), Federal Student Aid (FSA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: To access and review all the documents related to the information collection listed in this notice, please use http://www.regulations.gov by searching the Docket ID number ED– 2019–ICCD–0136. Comments submitted in response to this notice should be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by selecting the Docket ID number or via postal mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery. If the regulations.gov site is not available to the public for any reason, ED will temporarily accept comments at ICDocketMgr@ed.gov. Please include the docket ID number and the title of the information collection request when requesting documents or submitting comments. Please note that comments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71907 submitted by fax or email and those submitted after the comment period will not be accepted. Written requests for information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208D, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Beth Grebeldinger, 202–377–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application for Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment Form. OMB Control Number: 1845–0146. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 96,000. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 48,000. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-53]


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.

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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 19-53 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 19, 2019.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 19-53
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 the United Arab Emirates
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *..............  $503.8 million
Other..................................  $326.5 million
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  TOTAL................................  $830.3 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Ten (10) CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters
Twenty-six (26) T55-GA-714A Engines (20 installed, 6 spares)
Twenty-four (24) Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial 
Navigation System (GPS/INS) (20 installed, 4 spares)
Twelve (12) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS) (10 
installed, 2 spares)
Twenty (20) M134D-H Mini Guns Twenty (20) M240H Machine Guns
    Non-MDE:
    Also included are aircraft survivability equipment to include: APR-
39A(V)l, AN/ARC-231, Harris RF-7850A-MR, Thales 5400NS, Tetra THR9i, 
AN/APX-123A, WESCAM MX-l5HDi, ARN-147 VOR/ILS, ARN-153 TACAN, APN-209 
Receiver Transmitters, APN-209 Indicator, AN/ARC-220; Infrared 
Suppression System (IRSS); Fast Rope Insertion/Extraction System 
(FRIES); Extended Range Fuel System (ERFS); Fire Fighting Equipment; 
Ballistic Armor Protection System; air worthiness support; spare and 
repair parts; communications equipment; personnel training and training 
equipment; site surveys; tool and test equipment; ground support 
equipment; repair and return; publications and technical documentation; 
Quality Assurance Team (QAT); U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other 
related elements of logistics and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (AE-B-ZAP)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AE-B-ZAF
    (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 7, 2019

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

United Arab Emirates (UAE)--CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters

    The Government of the United Arab Emirates has requested to buy ten 
(10) CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters; twenty-six (26) T55-GA-714A 
Engines; twenty-four (24) Embedded Global Positioning Systems with 
Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS); twelve (12) AN/AAR-57 Common 
Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); twenty (20) M134D-H Mini Guns; and 
twenty (20) M240H Machine Guns. Also included are aircraft 
survivability equipment to include: APR-39A(V)l, AN/ARC-231, Harris RF-
7850A-MR, Thales 5400NS, Tetra THR9i, AN/APX-123A, WESCAM MX-l5HDi, 
ARN-147 VOR/ILS, ARN-153 TACAN, APN-209 Receiver Transmitters, APN-209 
Indicator, AN/ARC-220; Infrared Suppression System (IRSS); Fast Rope 
Insertion/Extraction System (FRIES); Extended Range Fuel System (ERFS); 
Fire Fighting Equipment; Ballistic Armor Protection System; air 
worthiness support; spare and repair parts; communications equipment; 
personnel training and training equipment; site surveys; tool and test 
equipment; ground support equipment; repair and return; publications 
and technical documentation; Quality Assurance Team (QAT); U.S. 
Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistics support 
services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. 
The estimated cost is $830.3 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of an 
important partner in the region. This sale is consistent with U.S. 
initiatives to provide key partners in the region with modem systems 
that will enhance interoperability with U.S. forces and increase 
security.
    The proposed sale will expand the UAE's helicopter fleet. Further, 
it will enhance the UAE's operational and defensive capabilities to 
better defend U.S. and UAE national security interests in the region, 
and increase the UAE's contributions to any future joint or coalition 
efforts requiring helicopter support. The UAE will have no difficulty 
absorbing these defense articles and services into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of these helicopters will not alter the basic 
military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be Boeing Helicopters Aircraft 
Company in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania; Honeywell Engine Company in 
Phoenix, Arizona; Science and Engineering Services in Huntsville, 
Alabama. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require an estimated ten 
(10) U.S. Government and contractor representatives to travel to UAE 
for up to 60 months for equipment de-processing, fielding, system 
checkout, training and technical logistics support.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 19-53
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 CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopter is a medium lift aircraft 
that includes two T55-GA-714A Engines and an advanced cockpit that 
features five multi- function displays, a four-axis coupled flight 
director, digital map, and Dual Embedded Global Positioning System/
Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS) (EGI).
    a. Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System 
(GPS/INS) (EGI) - The EGI is a Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing 
Module (SAASM) based navigation platform that combines an inertial 
sensor assembly with a fixed reception pattern antenna GPS receiver. 
The EGI system is the primary source for position information and is 
UNCLASSIFIED. The GPS crypto variables needed for the highest GPS 
accuracy are classified up to SECRET.
    b. AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) - The CMWS 
detects threat missiles in flight, evaluates potential false alarms, 
declares validity of threat and selects the appropriate Infrared 
Countermeasure (IRCM). Each platform includes: Electro Optical Missile 
Sensors, an Electronic Control Unit (ECU), Sequencer, and the Improved 
Countermeasures Dispenser (ICMD). The hardware is classified 
CONFIDENTIAL. Releasable technical manuals for operation and 
maintenance are classified SECRET.
    c. AN/APR-39A Radar Warning System - This radar signal detecting 
set provides warning of a radar directed air defense threat to allow 
appropriate countermeasures. Hardware is classified CONFIDENTIAL when 
programmed

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with U.S. threat data. Releasable technical manuals for operation and 
maintenance are classified CONFIDENTIAL. Releasable technical data 
(technical performance) are classified SECRET. The system can be 
programmed with threat data provided by the purchasing country.
    d. The U.S. Army will provide the RT-1749 exportable version of the 
AN/ARC-220 radio. This radio is fully digital and made specifically for 
rotary wing applications allowing crew members to communicate at non 
line of sight distances.
    e. The AN/PYQ-10 (C) Simple Key Loader (SKL) is a ruggedized, 
portable, hand-held fill device used for securely receiving, storing, 
and transferring electronic key material and data between compatible 
end cryptographic units (ECU) and communications equipment. It supports 
both the DS-101 and DS-102 interfaces, as well as the Crypto Ignition 
Key and is compatible with existing ECUs.
    f. The MX-15 HDi imaging system is a multi-sensor, multi-spectral 
imaging system with a range of features and benefits to include long 
range laser illumination. The MX-15 HDi is ideal for medium-altitude 
covert Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Search 
and Rescue (SAR) missions, and it can be integrated into aerostat, 
fixed-wing, rotary wing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle aircraft. The MX-15 
HDi system can include up to six imaging and laser sensors, HD Thermal 
Imager, Color Low-Light Continuous Zoom, Daylight Step-Zoom Spotter, 
Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imager, Laser Rangefinder (LRF), and Laser 
Illuminator (LI). The MX-15 HDi offers superior high-definition imaging 
resolution from Electro-Optical (EO) and Infrared (IR) cameras. The 
system boasts user-friendly technologies that improve operator 
effectiveness such as a color low-light, wide-angle zoom EO imager, and 
outstanding range performance during limited visibility due to 
atmospherics, real-time image enhancement for EO day, EO night and IR. 
This MX-15 HDi imaging system is a highlyeffective system that utilizes 
the most recent developments in imaging technology.
    2. Software, hardware, and other data/information that is 
classified or sensitive is reviewed prior to release to protect system 
vulnerabilities, design data, and performance parameters. Some end-item 
hardware, software, and other data identified above are classified at 
the CONFIDENTIAL level.
    3. Loss of this hardware, software, documentation and/or data could 
permit development of information which may lead to a significant 
threat to future U.S. military operations. 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.
    4. A determination has been made that UAE can provide substantially 
the same degree of protection for this technology as the U.S. 
Government. This proposed sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. 
foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy 
Justification.
    5. All of the defense articles and services listed in this 
transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the United 
Arab Emirates.


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