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DSCA 02-40

Memo Status : Superseded Notes : Superseded by SAMM Rewrite of October 2003.
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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

12/4/2002

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

DIRECTOR, NAVY INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFICE
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
(INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS)
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL IMAGERY AND MAPPING AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE

DIRECTOR. DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE

DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - DENVER CENTER

SUBJECT :

Interim Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) Change - CORRECTION to Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Review Policy for Explosives (DSCA Policy 02.40

SAMM E-Change 29 (DSCA Policy 02-06) added a new paragraph 50004.D2 to excuse MTCR reviewers from reporting artillery shells and other explosive ammunition or devices that contain HMX. RDX; or other compounds listed in Item 4 of the MTCR Annex. The wording of the new paragraph was unclear. It is to be replaced with the following:

"2. The reviewer must report the compounds listed in Item 4 of the MTCR Annex if they are to be exported in bulk as an input for a manufacturing process, or in any other manner or form that might support the creation of a propellant for a missile or an unmanned air vehicle(UA V). However, the reviewer is NOT to report Item 4 explosive compounds if they are molded or poured into a form that precludes their use as rocket propellant (e.g., as a bursting, propelling or gas-generating charge in a shell, cartridge, squib or actuator)."

This correction will be included in the automated version of the SAMM as E-Change 39. If you have any questions concerning this change, please contact Col. Craig McLane, DSCA/WEAPS, (703) 604-6625 (DSN 664) or e-mail: craig.mclane@osd.pentagon.mil.

Tome H. Walters, Jr.
Lieutenant General, USAF
Director

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