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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
MEMORANDUM FOR :
Category III Missiles (Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X), and Harpoon Block II) Standard Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Note - DSCA Policy 06-07 [SAMM E-Change 39]
Effective immediately, the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 5, Table C5.T5, is updated to include a standard LOA note for Category III Missiles (SLAM-ER, AIM-9X, and Harpoon Block II). This change also incorporates supplemental information in SAMM Chapter 8. The attached additions set forth the Enhanced End Use Monitoring and security requirements for these missiles.
This change will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the DSCA Web Page as SAMM E-Change 39. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Mr. Leon N. Yates, DSCA/PGM/FTE, at (703) 601-3865, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or CAPT Chuck Martello, DSCA/PGM/WPN, at (703) 601-3722, e mail: email@example.com. For questions regarding the SAMM, please contact Ms. Kathy Robinson, DSCA/STR/POL at (703) 601-4368, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey B. Kohler
Lieutenant General, USAF
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION (DASA-DEC)
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (NAVIPO)
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (SAF/IA)
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE,
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE,
DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - DENVER CENTER
Category III Missiles
Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER),
Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X), and Harpoon Block II)
Standard LOA Note Addition
[SAMM E-Change 39]
Add the following note to the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 5, Table C5.T5.
|Note Name||Note Usage||Note Text|
|Category III Missiles (Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER), Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X), and Harpoon Block II)||Mandatory for LOAs that include, SLAM-ER, AIM-9X, Harpoon Block II Missiles, retrofit kits and support equipment.
Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add SLAM-ER AIM-9X, Harpoon Block II missiles, retrofit kits, and support equipment.
See Chapter 8, paragraph C8.3.7.
Add the following paragraph to Chapter 8 as paragraph C8.3.8. and renumber subsequent paragraphs.
C8.3.7. Category III Missiles (Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER, Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X), and Harpoon Block II). For each FMS offer of Category III (SLAM-ER, AIM-9X, and Harpoon Block II) missiles, the MILDEP adds a note to the LOA that identifies physical security and accountability requirements. For the AIM-9X Category III Missile, the LOA note includes an additional section to address the Category II components associated with the missile. See Chapter 5, Table C5.T5, for the exact note wording.
Revise paragraph C8.3.2 in Chapter 8 as shown in italics:
C8.3.2. Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (AA&E). AA&E items require special protection and the requestors must submit a plan for safeguards of these items during the Letter of Request (LOR) and/or Pre-LOA process. The Department of Defense applies stringent AA&E controls while items are in U.S. custody and the same standards must be applied to the items upon release to the purchaser. Although recipient countries seldom assume control of sensitive AA&E items within the continental United States, except as cargo loaded and prepared for departure, USG security standards must apply throughout the lifecycle of the weapon system (i.e., transportation, delivery, operational use, storage, and destruction processes). Additionally, a site survey may be required to insure that appropriate physical security measures are in place at the destination prior to the delivery of the weapon systems. See DoD 5100.76-M, and the SAMM, (reference (ai) and SAMM Chapter 7, section C7.17), for more information regarding AA&E items. If AA&E items replace obsolete U.S.-origin or licensed items in the purchaser's inventory, a disposal plan for the items being replaced must be submitted with the LOR.