[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68738-68740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27954]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 12-40]


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: 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 12-40 with attached transmittal, 
and policy justification.

    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 12-40
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: United Arab Emirates.
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment *.............................    $1.110 billion
Other.................................................    $ .025 billion
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    TOTAL *...........................................   $ 1.135 billion
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity of Articles or Services under 
Consideration or Purchase: 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense 
(THAAD) missiles, 9 THAAD launchers; test components, repair and 
return, support equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training 
and training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. 
Government and contractor technical assistance, and other related 
logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Missile Defense Agency through Army (UAF, 
Amd 2).
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: FMS case UAF-$3.5M-27Dec11.
    (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: 2 November 2012.
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    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

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Policy Justification

United Arab Emirates--Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System 
Missiles (THAAD)

    The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has requested a 
possible sale of 48 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) 
missiles, 9 THAAD launchers; test components, repair and return, 
support equipment, spare and repair parts, personnel training and 
training equipment, publications and technical data, U.S. Government 
and contractor technical assistance, and other related logistics 
support. The estimated cost is $1.135 billion.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of a friendly country that has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability and economic progress in the 
Middle East.
    This proposed sale will help strengthen the UAE's capability to 
counter current and future threats in the region and reduce dependence 
on U.S. forces.
    The proposed sale of these missiles and equipment will not alter 
the basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractors will be Lockheed Martin Space Systems 
Corporation in Sunnyvale, CA and Raytheon Corporation in Andover, MA. 
There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this 
potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the 
assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor 
representatives to the UAE.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 12-40
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. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) is the 
first weapons system with both endo and exo atmospheric capability 
developed specifically to defend against ballistic missiles. The higher 
altitude and theater wide protection offered by THAAD provides more 
protection of larger areas than lower-tier systems alone. THAAD is 
designed to defend against short, medium, and intermediate range 
ballistic missiles. The THAAD system consists of four major components: 
Fire Control/Communications, Radar, Launchers and Interceptors.
    2. THAAD contains classified Confidential/Secret components and 
critical/sensitive technology. This critical/sensitive 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 certain critical components. Information on operational 
effectiveness with respect to countermeasures, low observable 
technologies, select software documentation and test data are 
classified up to and including Secret.
    3. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of specific hardware, the information could be used to develop 
countermeasures which might reduce weapons system effectiveness or be 
used in the development of a system with similar or advanced 
capabilities.

[FR Doc. 2012-27954 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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