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DSCA 13-44

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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

9/11/2013

MEMORANDUM FOR :

DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE REUTILIZATION AND MARKETING SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Revision of Standard Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) Note for Cases that include AIM-9X (DSCA 13-44) [SAMM E-Change 231]]

This memorandum updates Appendix 6 of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) with the following changes to the standard Enhanced End-Use Monitoring note "Air Intercept Missile-9X (AIM-9X); Category III Missile."

  • All three references to the "SATM" in the Note Usage section should be revised to read "NATM," the proper designation for the special air training missile.

  • Section 1 of the Note Text should also be revised to add a reference to the NATM as follows: "...for the Tactical Captive Air Training Missile (CATM), and Special Air Training Missile (NATM) are accorded..."

  • Finally, section 2 is revised to add the text below as paragraph b. The current paragraph 2.b. is renumbered as 2.c.

    1. All non-combat firings of AIM-9X missiles must be witnessed and verified by serial number by U.S. Government personnel. The purchaser will notify the U.S. Government through the SCO at least 45 days prior to all live firings and will provide formal documentation of all expenditures within 60 days after the event. The revised note will be used on all future Foreign Military Sales LOAs that include, or Amendments that add, AIM-9X missiles, Guidance Units (GU), Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM), and Special Air Training Missiles (NATM). The revised note will also be mandatory for Amendments that add no additional AIM-9X missiles, Gus, CATMS, or NATMs if the note on the current implemented version of the case varies from this text.

This change is effective immediately and will be included in the automated version of the SAMM found on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Web Page as SAMM E-Change 231. If you have questions regarding the terms of this note, please contact Mr. Paul Bartlett, DSCA/PGM/WPM, at (703) 604-6513 or e-mail: paul.bartlett@dsca.mil. For questions relating to the SAMM, please contact Mr. Mike Slack, DSCA/STR-POL, at (703) 601-3842 or e-mail: michael.slack@dsca.mil. Implementing agencies should ensure dissemination to supporting activities. Updates to the SAMM are posted regularly at www.samm.dsca.mil.

J. W. Rixey
Vice Admiral, USN
Director