Arms Sales Notification

CourtDefense Department
Citation84 FR 69363
Record Number2019-27253
Published date18 December 2019
Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 18, 2019)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 69363-69365]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2019-27253]
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                DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
                Office of the Secretary
                [Transmittal No. 19-0K]
                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)(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 19-0K with
                attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology.
                 Dated: December 12, 2019.
                Aaron T. Siegel,
                Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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                Transmittal No. 19-0K
                REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR
                CAPABILITY (SEC. 36(B)(5)(C), AECA)
                 (i) Purchaser: Japan
                 (ii) Sec. 36(b)(1), AECA Transmittal No.: 16-46
                 Date: September 21, 2016
                 Military Department: Air Force
                 (iii) Description: On September 21, 2016, Congress was notified by
                Congressional certification transmittal number 16-46 of the possible
                sale, under Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, of four
                (4) KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft. Each aircraft is powered by two
                (2) Pratt & Whitney Model 4062 (PW4062) Turbofan engines. The sale
                included one (1) additional spare PW4062 engine. Each aircraft will be
                delivered with Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) capability and
                defensive systems installed plus spares, to include: Raytheon's ALR-69A
                Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), Raytheon's Miniaturized Airborne GPS
                Receiver 2000 (MAGR 2K) to provide GPS Selective Availability Anti-
                Spoofing Module (SAASM) capability, and Northrop Grumman's AN/AAQ-24(V)
                Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) Nemesis (N) system.
                Each LAIRCM system consists of the following components: three (3)
                Guardian Laser Terminal Assemblies (GLTA), six (6) Ultra-Violet Missile
                Warning System (UVMWS) Sensors AN/AAR-54, one (1) LAIRCM System
                Processor Replacements (LSPR), one (1) Control Indicator Unit
                Replacement, one (1) Smart Card Assembly, and one (1) High Capacity
                Card. The estimated total cost was $1.9B. Major Defense Equipment (MDE)
                constituted $1.5B of this total.
                 On April 24, 2018, Congress was notified by Congressional
                certification 0D-18 the inclusion of four (4)
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                additional ALR-69A RWR systems, which will increase the total quantity
                of ALR-69A RWR systems included in the Japan KC-46 sale to nine (9).
                The four (4) additional ALR-69A RWR systems resulted in a net increase
                in MDE value of $6 million. The total program estimated MDE cost
                remained $1.5 billion. The total estimated program value remained $1.9
                billion.
                 This transmittal reports the addition of Major Defense Equipment
                (MDE) items beyond what was originally notified: four (4) KC-46
                aircraft; six (6) PW4062 Turbofan Engines (includes 2 spares); twelve
                (12) MAGR 2K-GPS SAASM Receivers; three (3) AN/ALR-69A RWR Systems;
                twenty (20) GLTA for AN/AAQ-24(V)N (includes 8 spares); forty-eight
                (48) MWS AN/AAR-54 (includes 24 spares); eight (8) LSPR for AN/AAQ-
                24(V)N (includes 4 spares). The following non-MDE items will be
                included: fourteen (14) AN/ARC-210 UHF Radios, eight (8) APX-119
                Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders, one (1) Weapon System
                Trainer and one (1) Boom Operator Trainer, initial spares and repair
                parts, consumables, support equipment, technical data, engineering
                change, proposals, publications, Field Service Representatives' (FSRs),
                repair and return, depot maintenance, training and training equipment,
                contractor technical and logistics personnel services, U.S. Government
                and contractor representative support, Group A and B installation for
                subsystems, flight test and certification, and other related elements
                of logistics support.
                 The addition of these items will result in a net increase in cost
                of MDE of $920 million, resulting in a revised total MDE cost of $2.42
                billion. Additional non-MDE items at a cost of $300M will increase
                total non-MDE costs to $700M. The total case value will increase to
                $3.12 billion.
                 (iv) Significance: As Japan continues with its plans to develop a
                robust KC-46 fleet, it has requested additional aircraft. The proposed
                sale increases Japan's capability to participate in Pacific region
                security operations and improves Japan's national security posture as a
                key U.S. ally.
                 (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) Sensitivity of Technology: The Sensitivity of Technology
                Statement contained in the original notification applies to items
                reported here.
                 (vii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: September 12, 2019
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