81 FR 42693 - 36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Office of the Secretary

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 126 (June 30, 2016)

Page Range42693-42694
FR Document2016-15519

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. 16-24]


36(b)(1) Arms Sales Notification

AGENCY: Department of Defense, Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

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: Chandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 
697-9027.
    The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, Transmittal 16-24 with attached Policy Justification 
and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: June 27, 2016.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 16-24
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 Oman
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................   $0 million
Other....................................  $260 million
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  Total:.................................  $260 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
    Non-MDE: Follow-on support for Oman's existing F-16 fleet that 
includes support equipment, communications equipment, personnel 
training, spare and repair parts, publications, Electronic Combat 
International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), Contractor Engineer 
Technical Services (CETS), Technical Coordination Group (TCG), 
International Engine Management Program (IEMP), Precision Measurement 
Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) calibration and technical orders. The 
estimated value of this possible sale is $260 million.
    (iv) Military Department: USAF (QAO)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: MU-D-SDC--$693,191,686-5 June 
2002; MU-D-QAJ--$186,003,411-22 September 2009; MU-D-SAB--
$1,418,883,494-2 December 2011.
    (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: 24 May 2016
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Oman-Continuation of Logistics Support Services and Equipment
    The Government of Oman requests follow-on support for its existing 
F-16 fleet that includes support equipment, communications equipment, 
personnel training, spare and repair parts, publications, Electronic 
Combat International Security Assistance Program (ECISAP), Contractor 
Engineer Technical Services (CETS), Technical Coordination Group (TCG), 
International Engine Management Program (IEMP), Precision Measurement 
Equipment Laboratory (PMEL) calibration and technical orders. The 
estimated value of this possible sale is $260 million.
    The proposed sale of support services will enable the Royal Air 
Force of Oman to ensure the reliability and performance of its F-16 
aircraft. Oman will have no difficulty absorbing this support into its 
armed forces.
    This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national 
security of the United States by helping to improve the security of a 
friendly country which has been, and continues to be, an important 
force for political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.
    The proposed sale allows the U.S. military to support the Royal Air 
Force of Oman, further strengthen the U.S.-Omani military-to-military 
relationship, and ensure continued interoperability of forces and 
opportunities for bilateral training and exercises with Oman's military 
forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractors for this sale are: Lockheed Martin Aero, Fort 
Worth, TX; ITT (EXCELIS-Harris), Fort Wayne, IN; BAE Systems, Austin, 
TX; Honeywell, Clearwater, FL; Northrop Grumman, Linthicum Heights, MD; 
Marvin Engineering, Inglewood, CA; Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire 
Control, Orlando, FL; Goodrich Corp, Westford, MA. There are no known 
offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale does not require the 
assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives to Oman.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
    All defense articles and services have been approved for release to 
the Government of Oman.
Transmittal No. 16-24
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
Annex
Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. This case involves the sustainment of sensitive technology 
previously released to Oman in the sales of their F-16C/D aircraft. The 
F-16C/D Block 50/52 weapon system is UNCLASSIFIED, except as noted 
below. The aircraft uses the F-16 airframe and features advanced 
avionics and systems including the Pratt and Whitney F-100-PW-229 or 
the General Electric F-110-GE-129 engine, AN/APG-68V(9) radar, digital 
flight control system, external electronic warfare equipment, Advanced 
Identification Friend or Foe (AIFF), Link-16 datalink, and software 
computer programs.
    2. Sensitive or classified (up to SECRET) elements of the proposed 
F-16C/D include hardware, accessories, components, and associated 
software: AN/APG-68V(9) Radar, Have Quick I/II Radios, AN/APX-113 AIFF 
with Mode IV capability, AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures (Chaff and Flare) 
set, LINK-16 Advanced Data Link Group A provisions only, Embedded 
Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System, Joint Helmet-
Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS), ALQ-211(V)4 Advanced Integrated 
Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) without Digital Radio 
Frequency Memory, AN/ALQ-211(V)4 Countermeasures Set, Modular Mission 
Computer, Have Glass I/II without infrared top coat, and Digital Flight 
Control System. Additional sensitive areas include operating manuals 
and maintenance technical orders containing performance information, 
operating and test procedures, and other information related to support 
operations and repair. The hardware, software, and data identified are 
classified to protect vulnerabilities, design, and performance 
parameters and other similar critical information.
    3. Software, hardware, and other data, which is classified or 
sensitive, is reviewed prior to release to protect system 
vulnerabilities, design data, and performance parameters. Some end-item 
hardware, software, and other data identified above are classified at 
the CONFIDENTIAL and SECRET level. Potential compromise of these 
systems is controlled through management of the basic software programs 
of highly sensitive systems and software-controlled weapon system on a 
case-by-case basis.
    4. Oman is both willing and able to protect U.S. classified 
military information. Oman's physical and document security standards 
are equivalent to U.S. standards.
    5. This sale is necessary in furtherance of the U.S. foreign policy 
and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. 
Moreover, the benefits to be derived from this sale outweigh the 
potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were 
revealed to unauthorized persons.
    6. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal 
have been authorized for release and export to the Government of Oman.

[FR Doc. 2016-15519 Filed 6-29-16; 8:45 am]
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ActionNotice.
ContactChandelle K. Parker, DSCA/LMO, (703) 697-9027.
FR Citation81 FR 42693 

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