[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68742-68744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27945]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 12-58]


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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a copy of a letter to the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 12-58 with 
attached transmittal, policy justification and sensitivity of 
technology.

    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 12-58
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: Qatar
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *................  $7.2 billion
Other....................................  $2.7 billion
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    TOTAL................................  $9.9 billion
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 11 PATRIOT Configuration-3 
Modernized Fire Units, 11 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, 11 AN/MSQ-132 
Engagement Control Systems, 30 Antenna Mast Groups, 44 M902 Launching 
Stations, 246 PATRIOT MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM (GEM-T) 
with canisters, 2 PATRIOT MIM-104E GEM-T Test Missiles, 768 PATRIOT 
Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missiles with canisters, 10 PAC-3 Test 
Missiles with canisters, 11 Electrical Power Plants (EPPII), 8 
Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems/Low Volume Terminals 
(MIDS/LVTs), communications equipment, tools and

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test equipment, support equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, spare and 
repair parts, facility design, U.S. Government and contractor 
technical, engineering, and logistics support services, and other 
related elements of logistics and program support.
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    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.
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    (iv) Military Department: Army (UAP)
    (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: 6 November 2012

Policy Justification

Qatar--PATRIOT Missile System and Related Support and Equipment

    The Government of Qatar has requested a possible sale of 11 PATRIOT 
Configuration-3 Modernized Fire Units, 11 AN/MPQ-65 Radar Sets, 11 AN/
MSQ-132 Engagement Control Systems, 30 Antenna Mast Groups, 44 M902 
Launching Stations, 246 PATRIOT MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM 
(GEM-T) with canisters, 2 PATRIOT MIM-104E GEM-T Test Missiles, 768 
PATRIOT Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3) Missiles with canisters, 10 PAC-3 
Test Missiles with canisters, 11 Electrical Power Plants (EPPII), 8 
Multifunctional Information Distribution Systems/Low Volume Terminals 
(MIDS/LVTs), communications equipment, tools and test equipment, 
support equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel 
training and training equipment, spare and repair parts, facility 
design, U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and 
logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics and 
program support. The estimated cost is $9.9 billion.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by improving the security of an 
important ally which has been, and continues to be, a force for 
political stability and economic progress in the Middle East. This sale 
is consistent with U.S. initiatives to provide key allies in the region 
with modern systems that will enhance interoperability with U.S. forces 
and increase security.
    Qatar will use the Patriot Missile System to improve its missile 
defense capability, strengthen its homeland defense, and deter regional 
threats. The proposed sale will enhance Qatar's interoperability with 
the U.S. and its allies, making it a more valuable partner in an 
increasingly important area of the world. Qatar should have no 
difficulty absorbing this system into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of these missiles and equipment will not alter 
the basic military balance in the region.
    The prime contractors will be Raytheon Corporation in Andover, 
Maryland, and Lockheed-Martin in Dallas, Texas. There are no known 
offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require approximately 30 
U.S. Government and 40 contractor representatives to travel to Qatar 
for an extended period for equipment de-processing/fielding, system 
checkout, training and technical and logistics support.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 12-58
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act
Annex
Item No. vi
    (vi) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. The PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3/Configuration-3 Ground Support 
Equipment (PAC-3/C-3) Air Defense System contains classified 
Confidential hardware components, Secret tactical software, and 
critical/sensitive technology. The PAC-3 Missile Four-Pack and Guidance 
Enhanced Missile (GEM-T) hardware is classified Confidential and the 
associated launcher hardware is Unclassified. The items requested 
represent significant technological advances for Qatar. The PAC-3/C-
3Air Defense System continues to hold a significant technology lead 
over other surface-to-air missile systems in the world.
    2. The PAC-3/C-3 sensitive/critical technology is primarily in the 
area of design and production know-how and primarily inherent in the 
design, development and/or manufacturing data related to the following 
components:

    a. Radar Enhancement Phase III (REP-3) Exciter Assemblies
    b. Radar Digital Processor
    c. Modern Adjunct Processor
    d. REP-3 Traveling Wave Tube
    e. Classification, Discrimination, and Identification-3 (CDI-3) 
Digital Signal
    Processor
    f. CDI-3 Analog/Digital Converters
    g. Hardware-in-the-Loop and Digital Simulations
    h. Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Oscillators
    i. PAC-3 Missile Guidance Processor Unit
    j. PAC-3 Seeker
    k. PAC-3 Missile software
    l. GEM-T Fuze
    m. GEM-T SAW Oscillator
    n. Selected areas of the PATRIOT Ground Equipment software

    3. Information on vulnerability to electronic countermeasures and 
counter-counter measures, system performance capabilities and 
effectiveness, survivability and vulnerability data, PAC-3 Missile 
seeker capabilities, non-cooperative target recognition, low observable 
technologies, select software/software documentation and test data are 
classified up to and including Secret.
    4. 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 weapons systems 
effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or 
advanced capabilities.

[FR Doc. 2012-27945 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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