[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71401-71403]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28937]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 12-61]


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, Transmittals 12-61 with attached transmittal, and 
policy justification.

    Dated: November 26, 2012.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 12-61
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: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment*................................     $ 0 million
Other...................................................    $300 million
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  Total.................................................   $ 300 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: a Foreign Military Sales 
Order (FMSO) II to provide funds for blanket order requisitions under 
the Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangement (CLSSA), for spare 
parts in support of M1A2 Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, 
High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), equipment, 
support vehicles and other related logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (KYM)
    (v) Prior Related Cases, if any:


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SR-B-KYL--$254million--17Nov06
SR-B-KSB--$95million--2Nov04
SR-B-KRK--$314million--19Apr91
SR-B-KRI--$40million--18Dec90
SR-B-KRE--$47million--9Nov87
SR-B-KRB--$36million--26Mar85
SR-B-KRA--$22million--23Mar84
SR-B-KLF--$28million--1Dec82
SR-B-KEZ--$26million--22Nov80
SR-B-UBW--$64million--13Oct66

    (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: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 21 Nov 2012
* as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

POLICY JUSTIFICATION

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--Cooperative Logistics Supply Support 
Arrangement

    The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has requested a 
possible sale of a Foreign Military Sales Order (FMSO) II to provide 
funds for blanket order requisitions under the Cooperative Logistics 
Supply Support Arrangement (CLSSA), for spare parts in support of M1A2 
Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, High Mobility Multipurpose 
Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), equipment, support vehicles and other 
related logistics support. The estimated cost is $300 million.
    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 allow the Royal Saudi Land Forces Ordnance 
Corps to continue to purchase needed repair parts to maintain their 
fleet of M1A2S Abrams Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and High 
Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), construction 
equipment, and support vehicles and equipment.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    There are no prime contractors involved with this sale. There are 
no known offset agreements 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 Saudi Arabia.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

[FR Doc. 2012-28937 Filed 11-29-12; 8:45 am]
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