ARMS SALES NOTIFICATION; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Senate - April 29, 2019)

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                        ARMS SALES NOTIFICATION

  Mr. RISCH. Mr. President, section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control 
Act requires that Congress receive prior notification of certain 
proposed arms sales as defined by that statute. Upon such notification, 
the Congress has 30 calendar days during which the sale may be 
reviewed. The provision stipulates that, in the Senate, the 
notification of proposed sales shall be sent to the chairman of the 
Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  In keeping with the committee's intention to see that relevant 
information is available to the full Senate, I ask unanimous consent to 
have printed in the Record the notifications which have been received. 
If the cover letter references a classified annex, then such annex is 
available to all Senators in the office of the Foreign Relations 
Committee, room SD-423.
  There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in 
the Record, as follows:

                                                  Defense Security


                                           Cooperation Agency,

                                                    Arlington, VA.
     Hon. James E. Risch,
     Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations,
     U.S. Senate, Washington, DC.
       Dear Mr. Chairman: Pursuant to the reporting requirements 
     of Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as 
     amended, we are forwarding herewith Transmittal No. 19-11 
     concerning the Air Force's proposed Letter(s) of Offer and 
     Acceptance to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative 
     Office in the United States (TECRO) for defense articles and 
     services estimated to cost $500 million. After this letter is 
     delivered to your office, we plan to issue a news release to 
     notify the public of this proposed sale.
           Sincerely,
                                                Charles W. Hooper,
                                Lieutenant General, USA, Director.
       Enclosures.


                         transmittal no. 19-11

     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: Taipei Economic and Cultural 
     Representative Office in the United States (TECRO).
       (ii) Total Estimated Value:
       Major Defense Equipment * $0 million.
       Other $500 million.
       Total $500 million.
       (iii) Description and Quantity or Quantities of Articles or 
     Services under Consideration for Purchase:
       Major Defense Equipment (MDE): None.
       Non-MDE: Continuation of a pilot training program and 
     maintenance/logistics support for F-16 aircraft currently at 
     Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, to include flight training; 
     participation in U.S. Government approved training exercises; 
     inert/dummy training munitions; supply and maintenance 
     support; spares and repair parts; support equipment; U.S. 
     Government program management; publications; documentation; 
     personnel training and training equipment; fuel and fueling 
     services; U.S. Government and contractor engineering, 
     technical, and logistics support services; and other related 
     elements of program and logistical support necessary to 
     sustain a long term CONUS training program.
       (iv) Military Department: Air Force (TW-D-NHF).
       (v) Prior Related Cases, if any: TW-D-NHA, TW-D-NHC, TW-D-
     NHD, TW-D-NHE.
       (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: April 15, 2019.
       * As defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control 
     Act.


                          policy justification

Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States 
                   (TECRO)--CONUS Based F-16 Training

       TECRO has requested a possible sale for the continuation of 
     a pilot training program and maintenance/logistics support 
     for F-16 aircraft currently at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, 
     to include flight training; participation in U.S. Government 
     approved training exercises; inert/dummy training munitions; 
     supply and maintenance support; spares and repair parts; 
     support equipment; U.S. Government program management; 
     publications; documentation; personnel training and training 
     equipment; fuel and fueling services; U.S. Government and 
     contractor engineering, technical, and logistics support 
     services; and other related elements of program and 
     logistical support necessary to sustain a long-term CONUS 
     training program. The total estimated program cost is $500 
     million.
       This proposed sale is consistent with U.S. law and policy 
     as expressed in Public Law 96-8.
       This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and 
     national security of the United States by helping to improve 
     the security and defensive capability of the recipient, which 
     has been and continues to be an important force for political 
     stability, military balance, and economic progress in the 
     region.
       The recipient and the United States Air Force (USAF) will 
     have the opportunity to fly together, which will support 
     disaster relief missions, non-combatant evacuation 
     operations, and other contingency situations. These services 
     and equipment are used in the continuing pilot training 
     program currently at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. This 
     program enables the recipient to develop mission ready and 
     experienced pilots through CONUS training. The training 
     provides a ``capstone'' course that takes experienced pilots 
     and significantly improves their tactical proficiency. 
     Training is a key component of combat effectiveness.
       The proposed sale of this equipment and support will not 
     alter the basic military balance in the region.
       The prime contractors will be URS Federal Services, Inc., 
     Germantown, MD and L3, Greenville, Texas. At this time, 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 recipient. The USAF will provide 
     instruction, flight operations, maintenance support and 
     facilities. Approximately 100 U.S. contractors will provide 
     aircraft maintenance and logistics support for the F-16 
     aircraft.
       There will be no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness 
     as a result of this proposed sale.

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