Arms Sales Notification

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 246 (Monday, December 23, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 246 (Monday, December 23, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70502-70505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27650]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of the Secretary
[Transmittal No. 19-69]
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
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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 19-69 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. 19-69
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 New Zealand
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:
Major Defense Equipment *................  $ .6 billion
Other....................................  $ .8 billion
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  TOTAL..................................  $1.4 billion

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Major Defense Equipment (MDE):
Five (5) C-130J Aircraft
Twenty-four (24) Rolls Royce AE-2100D3 Turboprop Engines (20 installed,
4 spares)
Fifteen (15) Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS)/Inertial
Navigation Systems (INS) (EGIs) with GPS Security Devices, Airborne (10
installed, 5 spares)
Eight (8) Multi-Information Distribution System (MIDS)/Link-16 Low
Video Terminal (LVT)-BU2 (5 installed, 3 spares)
Thirteen (13) AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM (Large Aircraft Infrared
Countermeasures) System Processor Replacement (LSPR) (10 installed, 3
spares)
Nineteen (19) Guardian Laser Transmitter Assembly for LAIRCM (15
installed, 4 spares)
    Non-MDE: Also includes eight (8) AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System
(MWS); eight (8) AN/APN-241 Low Power Color Radar; eight (8) AN/ALR -
56M Missile Warning System Receiver; fifteen (15) AN/ALE-47
Countermeasures Dispensing System; six (6) MX-20HD Electro-Optical/
Infrared Imaging System; forty-four (44) Missile Warning Sensor,
LAIRCM; Control Interface Unit Replacement, LAIRCM; classified memory
cards, LAIRCM; Low Volume Terminal Cryptographic Modules KIV-55; AN/
ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) Radio; AN/ARC- 164(V) RT-1518 Radio; AN/ARC-153
Tactical Air Navigation; AN/ARN-147 VHF Receiver; AN/ARC-190 HF Radio;
AN/ARC-222 VHF Radio w/SINCGARS; Classified Tactical Manuals; Cartridge
Activated Devices/Propellant Activated Devices; M206 Flares; MJU-64/B
Decoy; BBU[dash]35A/B Impulse Carts; Joint Mission Planning System;
Classified Computer Identification Numbers; Electronic Combat
International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP) support, support and
test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel
training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor
engineering, technical and logistics support services; and other
related elements of logistical and program support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (NZ-D-SAB and NZ-D-QAF)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: None
    (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 20, 2019
    *As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.
POLICY JUSTIFICATION
New Zealand--C[dash]130J Aircraft
    The Government of New Zealand has requested to buy five (5) C-130J
aircraft; twenty-four (24) Rolls Royce AE-2100D3 turboprop engines (20
installed, 4 spares); fifteen (15) Embedded Global Positioning System
(GPS)/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) (EGIs) with GPS security
devices, airborne (10 installed, 5 spares); eight (8) Multi-Information
Distribution System (MIDS)/Link-16 Low Video Terminal (LVT)-BU2 (5
installed, 3 spares); thirteen (13) AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM (Large
Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures) System Processor Replacement (LSPR)
(10 installed, 3 spares); and nineteen (19) Guardian Laser Transmitter
Assembly for LAIRCM (15 installed, 4 spares). Also included are eight
(8) AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System (MWS); eight (8) AN/APN-241 Low
Power Color Radar; eight (8) AN/ALR-56M Missile Warning System
Receiver; fifteen (15) AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System; six
(6) MX-20HD Electro-Optical/Infrared Imaging System; forty-four (44)
Missile Warning Sensor, LAIRCM; Control Interface Unit Replacement,
LAIRCM; classified memory cards, LAIRCM; Low Volume Terminal
Cryptographic Modules KIV-55; AN/ARC-210 RT-1990A(C) Radio; AN/ARC-
164(V) RT-1518 Radio; AN/ARC-153 Tactical Air Navigation; AN/ARN-147
VHF Receiver; AN/ARC-190 HF Radio; AN/ARC-222 VHF Radio w/SINCGARS;
Classified Tactical Manuals; Cartridge Activated Devices/Propellant
Activated Devices; M206 Flares; MJU-64/B Decoy; BBU-35A/B Impulse
Carts; Joint Mission Planning System; Classified Computer
Identification Numbers; Electronic Combat International Security
Assistance Program (ECISAP) support, support and test equipment,
publications and technical documentation, personnel training and
training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering,
technical and logistics support services; and other related elements of
logistical and program support. The total estimated value is $1.40
billion.
    This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a
major ally that is a force for political stability, and economic
progress in the Asia-Pacific region. The proposed sale will improve New
Zealand's capability to meet current and future threats by enhancing
its current airlift capability.
    This proposed sale will provide the capability to support national,
United Nations, and other coalition operations. This purchase also
includes sensors and performance improvements that will assist New
Zealand during extensive maritime surveillance and reconnaissance as
well as improve its search and rescue capability. Additionally, the
extra cargo capacity and aircraft performance will greatly increase New
Zealand's Antarctic mission capabilities while simultaneously
increasing safety margins. New Zealand currently operates the C-l30H
aircraft and will have no difficulty absorbing this equipment and
support 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 will be Lockheed Martin, Ft Worth, TX. There
are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this
potential sale.
    Implementation of this sale will require the assignment of up to
three U.S. contractor representatives to New Zealand.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 19-69
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 C-130J Hercules with Rolls Royce AE 2100D Turboprop Engines
is a military airlift aircraft that performs primarily the tactical
portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating
from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping
troops and equipment into hostile areas. The C-130J improvements over
the C-130E include improved maximum
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speed, climb time, cruising altitude and range. The C-130J has 55 feet
of cargo compartment length, an additional 15 feet over the original
``short`` aircraft. Hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and
documentation to be provided is UNCLASSIFIED.
    2. Embedded GPS-INS (EGI) LN-260 is a sensor that combines GPS and
inertial sensor inputs to provide accurate location information for
navigation and targeting.
    3. Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) is an
advanced Link-16 command, control, communications, and intelligence
(C3I) system incorporating high-capacity, jam-resistant, digital
communication links for exchange of near realtime tactical information,
including both data and voice, among air, ground, and sea elements. The
MIDS terminal hardware, publications, performance specifications,
operational capability, parameters, vulnerabilities to countermeasures,
and software documentation are classified CONFIDENTIAL. The classified
information to be provided consists of that which is necessary for the
operation, maintenance, and repair (through intermediate level) of the
data link terminal, installed systems, and related software.
    4. The AN/AAQ-24(V)N LAIRCM is a self-contained, directed energy
countermeasures system designed to protect aircraft from infrared-
guided surface-to-air missiles. The system features digital technology
and micro-miniature solid-state electronics. The system operates in all
conditions, detecting incoming missiles and jamming infrared-seeker
equipped missiles with aimed bursts of laser energy. The LAIRCM system
consists of multiple Missile Warning Sensors, Guardian Laser Turret
Assemblies (GLTA), LAIRCM System[middot] Processor Replacement (LSPR),
Control Indicator Unit Replacement (CIUR), and a classified User Data
Memory (UDM) card containing the laser jam codes. The UDM card is
loaded into LAIRCM System Processor Replacement (LSPR) prior to flight;
when not in use, the UDM card is removed from the LSPR and put in
secure storage. The Missile Warning Sensors (MWS) for AN/AAQ-24 (V)N
are mounted on the aircraft exterior to provide omni-directional
protection. The MWS detects the rocket plume of missiles and sends
appropriate data signals to the LSPR for processing. The LSPR analyzes
the data from each sensor and automatically deploys the appropriate
countermeasure via the GLTA. The CIUR displays the incoming threat. The
LSPR also contains Built-In-Test (BIT) circuitry.
    5. The AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) is an
integrated, threat-adaptive, software-programmable dispensing system
capable of dispensing chaff, flares, and active radio frequency
expendables. The threats countered by the CMDS include radar-directed
anti-aircraft artillery, radar command-guided missiles, radar homing
guided missiles, and infrared guided missiles. The system is internally
mounted and may be operated as a stand-alone system or may be
integrated with other on-board EW and avionics systems. The AN/ALE-47
uses threat data received over the aircraft interfaces to assess the
threat situation and to determine a response. Expendable routines
tailored to the immediate aircraft and threat environment may be
dispensed using one of four operational modes. Hardware is
UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is
UNCLASSIFIED.
    6. The AN/AAR-47A(V)2 Missile Warning System is a small,
lightweight, passive, electro-optic, threat warning device used to
detect surface-to-air missiles fired at helicopters and low-flying
fixed-wing aircraft and automatically provide countermeasures, as well
as audio and visual-sector warning messages to the aircrew. The basic
system consists of multiple Optical Sensor Converter (OSC) units, a
Computer Processor (CP) and a Control Indicator (Cl). The set of OSC
units, which normally consist of four, is mounted on the aircraft
exterior to provide omnidirectional protection. The OSC detects the
rocket plume of missiles and sends appropriate signals to the CP for
processing. The CP analyses the data from each OSC and automatically
deploys the appropriate countermeasures. The CP also contains
comprehensive BIT circuitry. The CI displays the incoming direction of
the threat, so that the pilot can take appropriate action. Hardware is
UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is
UNCLASSIFIED.
    7. The AN/ALR-56M Advanced Radar Warning Receiver continuously
detects and intercepts RF signals in certain frequency ranges and
analyzes and separates threat signals from non-threat signals. It
contributes to full-dimensional protection by providing individual
aircraft probability of survival through improved aircrew situational
awareness of the radar guided threat environment. The ALR-56M is
designed to provide improved performance in a dense signal environment
and improved detection of modern threats signals. Hardware is
UNCLASSIFIED. Technical data and documentation to be provided is
UNCLASSIFIED.
    8. Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) is a multi-platform PC
based mission planning system. JMPS hardware is UNCLASSIFIED but the
software is classified up to SECRET.
    9. The MX-20HD is a gyro-stabilized, multi-spectral, multi field of
view ElectroOptical/ Infrared (EO/IR) system. The system provides
surveillance laser illumination and laser designation through use of an
externally mounted turret sensor unit and internally mounted master
control. Sensor video imagery is displayed in the aircraft real time
and may be recorded for subsequent ground analysis.
    10. This sale will involve the release of sensitive and/or
classified cryptographic equipment for secure communications radios,
precision navigation, and cryptographic appliques and keying equipment.
The hardware is UNCLASSIFIED, except where systems are loaded with
cryptographic software, which may be classified up to SECRET.
    11. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain
knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the
information could be used to develop countermeasures that might reduce
weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a system
with similar or advanced capabilities.
    12. A determination has been made that New Zealand 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.
    13. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal
are authorized for release and export to the Government of New Zealand.
[FR Doc. 2019-27650 Filed 12-20-19; 8:45 am]
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