[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 244 (Thursday, December 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76823-76825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30120]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

[Transmittal Nos. 13-69]


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 13-69 with attached transmittal, policy 
justification, and Sensitivity of Technology.

    Dated: December 13, 2013.
Aaron Siegel,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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Transmittal No. 13-69
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: Austria
    (ii) Total Estimated Value:

Major Defense Equipment..................  $ 72 million
Other....................................  $ 65 million
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  Total..................................  $ 137 million
 

    (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
Services under Consideration for Purchase:
3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with 
designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE)
7 T700-GE-701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare)
3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems
1 Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator (TBOS)
8 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
1 Aviation Ground Power Unit
8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation
    Also included are Communication Security equipment including AN/
ARC-231, AN/ARC-210, AN/ARC-220 and AN/ARC-201D radios, Identification 
Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC-92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air 
worthiness support, facility construction, spare and repair parts, 
support equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, 
tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and 
logistics support services, and other related element of program, 
technical and logistics support.
    (iv) Military Department: Army (VAR)
    (v) Prior Related Cases: 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: 5 Dec 13
    * as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act.

Policy Justification

Austria--UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters in Total Package Approach

    The Government of Austria has requested a possible sale of:
3 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in standard USG configuration with 
designated unique equipment and Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)
3 Aviation Survivability Equipment (ASE)
7 T700-GE-701D Engines (6 installed and 1 spare)
3 Aviation Mission Planning Systems
1 Transportable Black Hawk Operations Simulator (TBOS)
8 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles
1 Aviation Ground Power Unit
8 Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation
    Also included are Communication Security equipment including AN/
ARC-231, AN/ARC-210, AN/ARC-220 and AN/ARC-201D radios, Identification 
Friend or Foe (IFF) systems, AN/VRC-92 SINCGARS, aircraft warranty, air

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worthiness support, facility construction, spare and repair parts, 
support equipment, communication equipment, publications and technical 
documentation, personnel training and training equipment, site surveys, 
tool and test equipment, U.S. Government and contractor technical and 
logistics support services, and other related element of program, 
technical and logistics support. The estimated cost is $137 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 which has been, and continues to be, an 
important force for political stability and progress in Europe.
    The proposed sale of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters will improve 
Austria's capability to conduct domestic search and rescue missions, 
border surveillance operations, and contribute to international 
operations. The proposed sale will also contribute to the Austrian 
military's modernization goals while enhancing interoperability between 
Austria, the U.S., and other allies. Austria, which has S-70A-42 
aircraft in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these 
additional helicopters and support into its armed forces.
    The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the 
basic military balance in the region.
    The principal contractor will be Sikorsky Aircraft Company in 
Stratford, Connecticut. The engines will be purchased from General 
Electric Aircraft Company (GEAC) in Lynn, Massachusetts. There are no 
known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential 
sale.
    Implementation of this proposed sale will require nine U.S. 
government or contractor representatives to travel to Austria for a 
period of up to five years for support.
    There will be no adverse impact on the U.S. defense readiness as a 
result of this proposed sale.
Transmittal No. 13-69
Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 
36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act
Annex
Item No. vii
    (vii) Sensitivity of Technology:
    1. The UH-60M aircraft is a medium lift aircraft which includes two 
T-701D Engines, and the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) 
cockpit, which provides aircraft system, flight, mission, and 
communication management systems. The CAAS includes five Multifunction 
Displays (MFDs), two General Purpose Processor Units (GPPUs), two 
Control Display Units (CDUs) and two Data Concentrator Units (DCUs). 
The Navigation System will have Embedded GPS/INS (EGIs), two Digital 
Advanced Flight Control Systems (DAFCS), one ARN-149 Automatic 
Direction Finder, one ARN-147 (VOR/ILS marker Beacon System), one ARN-
153 TACAN, two air data computers, and one Radar Altimeter system. The 
communication equipment includes the APX-118A IFF, AN/ARC-231 UHF/VHF-
AM/FM and the AN/ARC-201D/E VHF-FM. depending on the finalized 
configuration, the AN/ARC-210 dual multiband radio and AN/ARC-220 HF 
radio may also be included on the UH-60M.
    a. The AN/APX-118A, Transponder is classified Secret if Mode IV or 
Mode S fill is installed.
    b. The AN/ARC-210 radio is a multi mode radio with satellite 
communications capabilities.
    c. The AN/ARC-201D Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems 
(SINCGARS) is a tactical FM airborne radio subsystem that provides 
secure, anti-jam voice and data communication. The Enhanced Data Modes 
(EDM) of the radio employs a Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction 
(FEC) technique that provides enhanced bit-error-rate performance. That 
EDM Packet Data Mode supports packet data transfer from the airborne 
host computer to another airborne platform or the ground-based 
equivalent SINCGARS system. Performance capabilities, Electronic 
Countermeasures/Electronic Counter Countermeasures specifications and 
Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) are classified Secret.
    d. A commercial variant of the AN/ARC-201D is available to FMS 
customers.
    e. The AN/ARC-231 requires an exportable variant of the AN/ARC-231 
radio, the MXF-4027.
    f. The Embedded GPS/INS (EGI) unit CN-1689-(H-764GU) contains 
sensitive GPS technology.
    2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge 
of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could 
be used to develop countermeasures or equivalent systems which might 
reduce weapon system effectiveness or be used in the development of a 
system with similar or advanced capabilities.
    3. The benefits to be derived from this sale, as outlined in the 
Policy Justification outweigh the potential damage that could result if 
the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons. The 
Government of Austria is expected to afford all system related 
information and technologies the same degree of protection given to it 
by the United States.
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