[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42051-42053]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16893]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 13-26]


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, Transmittals 13-26 with attached transmittal and 
policy justification.

    Dated: July 10, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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Transmittal No. 13-26
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*................  $0.0 billion.
Other...................................  1.2 billion.
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  Total.................................  1.2 billion.
 
* as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase: 30 Mark V patrol boats, 32 
27mm guns, spare and repair parts, support equipment, personnel 
training and training equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, U.S. Government and contractor engineering, technical, 
and logistics support services, and other related elements of logistics 
support.
    (iv) Military Department: Navy (SBR)
    (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: None
    (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: 9 July 2013
POLICY JUSTIFICATION
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--Mark V Patrol Boats
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has requested a possible sale of 30 
Mark V patrol boats, 32 27mm guns, spare and repair parts, support 
equipment, personnel training and training

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equipment, publications and technical documentation, U.S. Government 
and contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support services, 
and other related elements of logistics support. The estimated cost is 
$1.2 billion.
    This proposed sale will contribute to the foreign policy and 
national security of the United States by helping to improve the 
security of Saudi Arabia which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for stability in the Middle East. This sale of Mark V 
patrol boats will give the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) an effective 
combat and threat deterrent capability to protect maritime 
infrastructure in the Saudi littorals. This acquisition will enhance 
the stability and security operations for boundaries and territorial 
areas encompassing the Saudi Arabian coastline.
    The purchase of Mark V patrol boats represents an upgrade and 
modernization of the RSNF's existing patrol boat capability. The 
proposed sale will enhance interoperability between the U.S. and the 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will contribute to the stability in the 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region. The Mark V patrol boats will 
provide additional capability to rapidly identify, engage, and defeat 
maritime security threats in the near-offshore region of the Saudi 
littorals. The boats will be used primarily to patrol and interdict 
intruders in Saudi territorial seas, and recognized economic exclusion 
zones. Saudi Arabia will have no difficulty absorbing these additional 
boats.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor for this effort has not yet been 
determined. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection 
with this potential sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require an additional 
three to four U.S. Government and contractor representatives to Saudi 
Arabia for a period of seven years to provide logistics and technical 
support and warranty work during delivery of the boats.
    There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.

[FR Doc. 2013-16893 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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