80 FR 35941 - 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of the Secretary

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 120 (June 23, 2015)

Page Range35941-35943
FR Document2015-15367

The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated July 21, 1996.

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal No. 15-13]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text 
of a section 36(b)(1) arms sales notification. This is published to 
fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104-164 dated 
July 21, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 
601-3740.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 15-13 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: June 18, 2015.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 15-13
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: Lebanon
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $224 million
Other....................................  $238 million
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    Total................................  $462 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: Six (6) A-29 Super Tucano 
aircraft, eight (8) PT6A-68A Turboprop engines (6 installed and 2 
spares), eight (8) ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensing Systems, two 
thousand (2000) Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems, eight (8) AN/
AAR-60(V)2 Missile Launch Detection Systems, non-SAASM Embedded Global 
Positioning System/Initial Navigation System (EGIs), spare and repair 
parts, flight testing, maintenance support, support equipment, 
publications and technical documentation, ferry support, personnel 
training and training equipment, U.S. Government and contractor 
engineering and logistics support services, and other related elements 
of logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Air Force (SAF)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case WFB-$18M-12Nov14
    (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: 05 JUNE 2015
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Lebanon--A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft

    The Government of Lebanon has requested a possible sale of six (6) 
A-29 Super Tucano aircraft, eight (8) PT6A-68A Turboprop engines (6 
installed and 2 spares), eight (8) ALE-47

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Countermeasure Dispensing Systems, two thousand (2000) Advanced 
Precision Kill Weapon Systems, eight (8) AN/AAR-60(V)2 Missile Launch 
Detection Systems, non-SAASM Embedded Global Positioning System/Initial 
Navigation System (EGIs), spare and repair parts, flight testing, 
maintenance support, support equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, ferry support, personnel training and training 
equipment, U.S. Government and contractor engineering and logistics 
support services, and other related elements of logistics support. The 
estimated cost is $462 million.
    This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security 
interests by providing Lebanon with airborne capabilities needed to 
maintain internal security, enforce United Nation's Security Council 
Resolutions 1559 and 1701, and counter terrorist threats.
    The proposed sale of these aircraft will provide Lebanon with a 
much needed Close Air Support (CAS) platform to meet present and future 
challenges posed by internal and border security threats. Lebanon 
should have no difficulty absorbing these additional aircraft into its 
armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be:
Sierra Nevada Corporation Centennial, Colorado
BAE Systems Nashua, New Hampshire
Pratt & Whitney East Hartford, Connecticut
Terma North America Arlington, Virginia
L-3COM Systems West Salt Lake City, Utah

    There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with 
this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require any 
additional U.S. Government or U.S. contractor personnel in Lebanon. 
However, periodic travel will be required on a temporary basis for 
program reviews and technical support.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 15-13
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 A-29 is a light attack aircraft which will provide Close Air 
Support (CAS), Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR), Counter 
Terrorism/Counter Insurgency (CT/COIN), and Border Security to the 
Lebanese Air Force. It is equipped with an integrated MX-15 Electro-
Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Laser sensor suite, which gives day/night 
Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) capability and includes 
a laser illuminator/range finder/designator to allow employment of the 
AGM-114 Hellfire missile and GBU-12/58 Laser Guided Bomb (LGB). The 
aircraft has six external hard points for weapons and fuel carriage. 
The Lebanon variant will be capable of carrying:

--AGM-114M3, N3, & R5 missiles, classified as Secret
--External fuel tanks, classified as Unclassified
--2.75'' rockets (MK4, MK40, MK 66, Hydra 70), classified as 
Unclassified
--GBU-12, classified as Confidential
--GBU-58, classified at Confidential
--Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, classified as Secret
--HMP-400 .50 caliber gun pods, classified as Unclassified

    The ISR package is compatible with the current Lebanese ISR assets. 
Critical cockpit, fuel system and engine components will have aircraft 
armor able to withstand small arms fire. Technical data and 
documentation to be provided are Unclassified.
    2. The MX-15 EO/IR sensor is a gyro-stabilized, multi-spectral, 
multi field of view EO/IR system. The system provides ISR capability 
and laser designation via an externally mounted turret sensor. Sensor 
video imagery is displayed in the aircraft real time and may be 
recorded for subsequent ground analysis. The hardware and technical 
data and documentation to be provided is Unclassified.
    3. The AN/ALE-47 Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS) is an 
integrated, threat-adaptive, software-programmable dispensing system 
capable of dispensing chaff and flares. The threats countered by the 
CMDS include radar-directed anti-aircraft artillery (AAA), radar 
command-guided missiles, radar homing-guided missiles, and infrared 
(IR) guided missiles. The system is internally mounted and may be 
operated as a stand-alone system. The AN/ALE-47 uses threat data 
received over the aircraft interfaces to assess the threat situation 
and to determine a response. The hardware and technical data and 
documentation to be provided is Unclassified.
    4. The AN/AAR-60 Missile Warning System is an electronic warfare 
system designed to protect aircraft against infrared-guided (IR) 
missile threats, laser-guided/laser-aided threats, and unguided 
munitions. Upon detection of the threat, the system will provide an 
audio and visual sector warning to the pilot. For IR missile threats, 
the system automatically initiates countermeasures by sending a command 
signal to the countermeasures dispensing unit. The AAR-60 is 
Unclassified.
    5. The APKWS II All-Up-Round (AUR) is an air to ground weapon that 
consists of an APKWS II Guidance Section (GS), Legacy 2.75 inch MK 66 
Mod 4 Rocket Motor and legacy MK 152 and MK455/436 warhead/fuze. The 
APKWS II GS is installed between the rocket motor and warhead and 
provides a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) precision capability to the legacy 
unguided 2.75'' rocket. The APKWS II guidance section is procured as an 
individual component and mated with the rocket motor and warhead/fuze 
to create an AUR. Hardware is Unclassified; information related to 
performance, effectiveness, vulnerabilities and counter-measure is 
classified up to Secret.
    6. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures which might reduce weapon system 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities.
    7. A determination has been made that the recipient country can 
provide 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.
    8. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to Lebanon.

[FR Doc. 2015-15367 Filed 6-22-15; 8:45 am]
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ActionNotice.
ContactMs. B. English, DSCA/DBO/CFM, (703) 601-3740.
FR Citation80 FR 35941 

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