Arms Sales Notification, 4307-4309 [2020-01130]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES twenty (20) GAU-21 .50 Caliber Machine Guns as non-MDE, and twenty (20) Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) II as non-MDE. The addition of this equipment did not result in a net increase in MDE cost or a net increase in the total case value. The total estimated MDE cost remained $1.8 billion. The total estimated case value remained $3 billion. This transmittal reports the inclusion of an additional five (5) AE1107C Rolls Royce engines and twenty (20) 629F-23 Multi-Band radios (both non-MDE) and includes the extension of the sustainment that will support annual cases to fund manpower through Other Technical Assistance (OTA), Engineering Technical Assistance (ETA), Logistic Technical Assistance (LTA), and Contractor Engineering Technical Support (CETS). The addition of these items and sustainment costs will result in a net increase in non-MDE value of $1 billion. The total estimated MDE cost will remain $1.8 billion. The total case value will increase to $4 billion. (iv) Significance: This proposed equipment and sustainment will VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 support Japan’s continued modernization of its transport fleet to better support its defense and special mission needs. (v) Justification: This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by improving the security of a major ally that is a force for political stability and economic progress in the Asia-Pacific region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Japan in developing and maintaining a strong and effective self-defense capability. (vi) Date Report Delivered to Congress: January 2, 2020 [FR Doc. 2020–01139 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P ACTION: 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)(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 19–58 and Policy Justification. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 17, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary BILLING CODE 5001–06–P [Transmittal No. 19–58] Arms Sales Notification Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4307 E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 4308 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY 20112THSTREET SOUTH, STE 203 ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408 DEC I 9 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speak.er of the House U.S. House of Representatives H-209, The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Dear Madam Speaker: Pursuant to the reporting requirements of Section 36(b)(l) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, we are forwarding herewith Transmittal No. 19-58 concerning the Navy's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and Acceptance to the Government of Argentina for defense articles and services estimated to cost $78.032 million. After this letter is delivered to your office, we plan to issue a news release to notify the public of this proposed sale. Sincerely, ~., /'?.#LW. ' C~ Hooper Lieutenant General, USA Director BILLING CODE 5001–06–C Other .................................... $78.032 million TOTAL ............................. $78.032 million lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 19-58 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 Argentina (ii) Total Estimated Value: Major Defense Equipment * VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 $ 0 million Jkt 250001 (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or Services under Consideration for Purchase: Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None Non-MDE: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Equipment, support and services in support of Argentina’s EDA purchase of four (4) P-3C aircraft including, four (4) turboprop engines on each airframe and an additional four (4) turboprop engines. The proposed sale will include communications equipment; radar equipment; Infrared (IR)/Electro-optic (EO) equipment; aircraft depot maintenance; depopulation and repopulation; supply support/spares and repair of repairables; support E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 EN24JA20.052</GPH> Enclosures: 1. Transmittal 2. Policy Justification Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Notices equipment; publications; training; aviation life support systems; aircraft transportation; logistical and other technical assistance, and other related elements of logistical and program support. (iv) Military Department: Navy (AR-PGVQ) (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AR-PSSA, AR-P-GSH, AR-P-GSI, AR-P-GSJ (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: None (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 19, 2019 * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES The Government of Argentina has requested a possible sale of equipment, support and services in support of Argentina’s EDA purchase of four (4) P3C aircraft, including four (4) turboprop engines on each airframe and an additional four (4) turboprop engines. The proposed sale will include communications equipment; radar equipment; Infrared /Electro-optic equipment; aircraft depot maintenance; depopulation and repopulation; supply support/spares and repair of repairables; support equipment; publications; training; aviation life support systems; aircraft transportation; logistical and other technical assistance, and other related elements of logistical and program support. The total estimated program cost is $78.032 million. This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a partner in South America. Argentina’s existing P-3B patrol aircraft have reached the end of their operational service life. To maintain maritime security, Argentina acquired four EDA P-3C aircraft to replace its older aircraft. These EDA aircraft need this refurbishment and equipment to be fully operational. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to assist Argentina in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense maritime patrol aircraft capability. Argentina will have no difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces. The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic military balance in the region. The prime contractors will be Logistic Services International, Jacksonville, FL; 17:03 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–01130 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Certificate of Alternate Compliance for USS OAKLAND (LCS 24) Argentina—Support for EDA P-3C Aircraft VerDate Sep<11>2014 Lockheed Martin Aircraft Center, Greenville, SC; Eagle Systems, Jacksonville, FL; and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will require the temporary assignment of approximately 12 U.S. contractor representatives to Argentina to support the program. There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice of issuance of Certificate of Alternate Compliance. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Navy hereby announces that a Certificate of Alternate Compliance has been issued for USS OAKLAND (LCS 24). Due to the special construction and purpose of this vessel, the Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General (DAJAG)(Admiralty and Maritime Law) has determined it is a vessel of the Navy which, due to its special construction and purpose, cannot comply fully with the navigation lights provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS) without interfering with its special function as a naval ship. The intended effect of this notice is to warn mariners in waters where 72 COLREGS apply. DATES: This Certificate of Alternate Compliance is effective January 24, 2020 and is applicable beginning January 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lieutenant Tom Bright, JAGC, U.S. Navy, Admiralty Attorney, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Admiralty and Maritime Law Division (Code 11), 1322 Patterson Ave. SE, Suite 3000, Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374– 5066, 202–685–5040, or admiralty@ navy.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose. Executive Order 11964 of January 19, 1977 and 33 U.S.C. 1605 provide that the requirements of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), as to the number, position, range, or arc of visibility of lights or shapes, as well as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4309 to the disposition and characteristics of sound-signaling appliances, shall not apply to a vessel or class of vessels of the Navy where the Secretary of the Navy shall find and certify that, by reason of special construction or purpose, it is not possible for such vessel(s) to comply fully with the provisions without interfering with the special function of the vessel(s). Notice of issuance of a Certificate of Alternate Compliance must be made in the Federal Register. In accordance with 33 U.S.C. 1605, the DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law), under authority delegated by the Secretary of the Navy, hereby finds and certifies that USS OAKLAND (LCS 24) is a vessel of special construction or purpose, and that, with respect to the position of the following navigational lights, it is not possible to comply fully with the requirements of the provisions enumerated in the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the special function of the vessel: Annex I, paragraph 2(a)(i), pertaining to the vertical position of the forward masthead light; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the horizontal position of the forward masthead light; Rule 21(a) and Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(i), pertaining to the aft masthead light being clear of obstructions; Annex I, paragraph 3(a), pertaining to the horizontal separation between the forward and aft masthead lights; Annex I, paragraph 2(f)(ii), pertaining to the vertical and horizontal spacing of task lights; and Rule 27(b)(i) and Annex I, paragraph 9(b), pertaining to task light obstructions. The DAJAG (Admiralty and Maritime Law) further finds and certifies that these navigational lights are in closest possible compliance with the applicable provision of the 72 COLREGS. Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1605(c), E.O. 11964 Approved: January 20, 2020. D.J. Antenucci, Commander, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–01143 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3810–FF–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Navy Old Town Campus Revitalization at Naval Base Point Loma, California, and To Announce Public Scoping Meetings AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM Department of the Navy, DoD. 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 16 (Friday, January 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4307-4309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01130]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 19-58]


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 19-58 and Policy 
Justification.

    Dated: January 17, 2020.
Aaron T. Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
BILLING CODE 5001-06-P

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BILLING CODE 5001-06-C
Transmittal No. 19-58
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 Argentina
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *...............  $ 0 million
Other...................................  $78.032 million
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  TOTAL.................................  $78.032 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
    None
    Non-MDE:
    Equipment, support and services in support of Argentina's EDA 
purchase of four (4) P-3C aircraft including, four (4) turboprop 
engines on each airframe and an additional four (4) turboprop engines. 
The proposed sale will include communications equipment; radar 
equipment; Infrared (IR)/Electro-optic (EO) equipment; aircraft depot 
maintenance; depopulation and repopulation; supply support/spares and 
repair of repairables; support

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equipment; publications; training; aviation life support systems; 
aircraft transportation; logistical and other technical assistance, and 
other related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (AR-P-GVQ)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: AR-P-SSA, AR-P-GSH, AR-P-GSI, AR-
P-GSJ
    (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: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: December 19, 2019
    * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Argentina--Support for EDA P-3C Aircraft

    The Government of Argentina has requested a possible sale of 
equipment, support and services in support of Argentina's EDA purchase 
of four (4) P-3C aircraft, including four (4) turboprop engines on each 
airframe and an additional four (4) turboprop engines. The proposed 
sale will include communications equipment; radar equipment; Infrared /
Electro-optic equipment; aircraft depot maintenance; depopulation and 
repopulation; supply support/spares and repair of repairables; support 
equipment; publications; training; aviation life support systems; 
aircraft transportation; logistical and other technical assistance, and 
other related elements of logistical and program support. The total 
estimated program cost is $78.032 million.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
partner in South America.
    Argentina's existing P-3B patrol aircraft have reached the end of 
their operational service life. To maintain maritime security, 
Argentina acquired four EDA P-3C aircraft to replace its older 
aircraft. These EDA aircraft need this refurbishment and equipment to 
be fully operational. It is vital to the U.S. national interest to 
assist Argentina in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-
defense maritime patrol aircraft capability. Argentina will have no 
difficulty absorbing these aircraft into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment will not alter the basic 
military balance in the region.
    The prime contractors will be Logistic Services International, 
Jacksonville, FL; Lockheed Martin Aircraft Center, Greenville, SC; 
Eagle Systems, Jacksonville, FL; and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, 
IA. There are no known offset agreements in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require the temporary 
assignment of approximately 12 U.S. contractor representatives to 
Argentina to support the program.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

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