Arms Sales Notification, 72334-72336 [2019-28195]

Download as PDF 72334 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 250 / Tuesday, December 31, 2019 / Notices Dated: December 23, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–28202 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Department of the Air Force Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Department of the Air Force, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will take place. DATES: Closed to the public. Wednesday January 15, 2020 from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. ADDRESSES: Beckman Center of The National Academies of Science and Engineering, located at 100 Academy Drive, Irvine, California 92617. 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[FR Doc. 2019–28196 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–05–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 18–45] 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 House of Representatives, Transmittal 18–45 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUMMARY: Dated: December 23, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. 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Other ...................................... $60 million $ 3 million TOTAL ............................... $63 million (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Thirty-two (32) AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Non-MDE: Also included are containers, weapon support and support equipment, spare and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Air Force (JA-D-YAO) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: JA-DYAK, JA-D-YAI, JA-D-YAH (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 16, 2018 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Japan—AIM-120C-7 Advanced MediumRange Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) The Government of Japan has requested to buy thirty-two (32) AIM120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Airto-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). Also included are containers, weapon support and support equipment, spare and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical and logistical support services, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $63 million. This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and national security VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Dec 30, 2019 Jkt 250001 of the United States. Japan is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and is a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in that region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Japan in developing and maintaining a strong and effective self-defense capability. The proposed sale of these missiles will provide Japan a critical air defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland and U.S. personnel stationed there. Japan will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Arizona. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Any offset agreement will be defined in negotiations between the Purchaser and the prime contractor. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor personnel in Japan. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. 2. If a technologically advanced adversary obtained knowledge of the specific hardware or software in the proposed sale, the information could be used to develop counter-measures which might reduce weapons system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 3. A determination has been made that Japan 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. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to Japan. [FR Doc. 2019–28195 Filed 12–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Transmittal No. 20–0A] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. Transmittal No. 18-45 AGENCY: Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act ACTION: Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The AIM-120C-7 Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) is a radar guided missile featuring digital technology and micro-miniature solidstate electronics. AMRAAM capabilities include look-down/shoot-down, multiple launches against multiple targets, resistance to electronic countermeasures, and interception of high flying, low flying, and maneuvering targets. The AMRAAM All Up Round is classified CONFIDENTIAL. The major components and subsystems are classified from UNCLASSIFIED to CONFIDENTIAL, and technology data and other documentation are classified up to SECRET. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Arms sales notice. The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. This 36(b)(5)(C) 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 20–0A with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 23, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 18-45]


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 18-45 with 
attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 23, 2019.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 18-45
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 Japan
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $60 million
Other....................................  $ 3 million
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  TOTAL..................................  $63 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE): Thirty-two (32) AIM-120C-7 Advanced 
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)
    Non-MDE: Also included are containers, weapon support and support 
equipment, spare and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering, technical and logistical support services, and other 
related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (JA-D-YAO)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: JA-D-YAK, JA-D-YAI, JA-D-YAH
    (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 16, 2018

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

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Japan--AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)

    The Government of Japan has requested to buy thirty-two (32) AIM-
120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM). Also 
included are containers, weapon support and support equipment, spare 
and repair parts, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical 
and logistical support services, and other related elements of 
logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $63 
million.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States. Japan is one of the major 
political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and 
is a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability 
in that region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Japan 
in developing and maintaining a strong and effective self-defense 
capability.
    The proposed sale of these missiles will provide Japan a critical 
air defense capability to assist in defending the Japanese homeland and 
U.S. personnel stationed there. Japan will have no difficulty absorbing 
these additional missiles into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor will be Raytheon Missile Systems of 
Tucson, Arizona.
    There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with 
this potential sale. Any offset agreement will be defined in 
negotiations between the Purchaser and the prime contractor.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of additional U.S. Government or contractor personnel in 
Japan.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 18-45
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 AIM-120C-7 Advance Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) 
is a radar guided missile featuring digital technology and micro-
miniature solid-state electronics. AMRAAM capabilities include look-
down/shoot-down, multiple launches against multiple targets, resistance 
to electronic countermeasures, and interception of high flying, low 
flying, and maneuvering targets. The AMRAAM All Up Round is classified 
CONFIDENTIAL. The major components and subsystems are classified from 
UNCLASSIFIED to CONFIDENTIAL, and technology data and other 
documentation are classified up to SECRET.
    2. If a technologically advanced adversary obtained knowledge of 
the specific hardware or software in the proposed sale, the information 
could be used to develop counter-measures which might reduce weapons 
system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with 
similar or advanced capabilities.
    3. A determination has been made that Japan 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.
    4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to Japan.

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