Arms Sales Notification

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 250 (Tuesday, December 31, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72334-72336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-28195]
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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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