DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408
MEMORANDUM FOR :
Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Standard LOA Note Revision -DSCA 05-24 [SAMM E-Change 37]
Effective immediately, Chapter 5, Table C5. T5. of the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) is updated to revise the language of the standard Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) note for the AMRAAM Classified Defense Articles. The attached revision strengthens the 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 37. If you have any questions concerning this policy, please contact Mr. Leon Yates, DSCA/PGM/FTE, at (703) 601-3865 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Col Edward Holland, DSCA/PGM/WPN, at (703) 601-3722, or e-mail: email@example.com. For questions regarding the SAMM 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
AMRAAM Standard LOA Note Revision - SAMM E-Change 37
Replace the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Chapter 5, Table C5.T5. AMRAAM note with the following:
Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Classified Defense Articles
Mandatory for LOAs that include AMRAAM missiles and support equipment.
Mandatory for Amendments and Modifications that add AMRAAM missiles and support equipment.
See Chapter 8, paragraph C8.3.6.
The Purchaser agrees to adhere to the security requirements associated with the Advanced Medium Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) as outlined in the following paragraphs. The Purchaser agrees to perform inventory checks and allow United States Government (USG) inventory verifications.
The AMRAAM shall be stored in facilities that are at least equivalent in strength to U.S. Air Force (USAF) requirements. Specific requirements for storage shall be agreed upon and met prior to delivery of the missile system. USG representatives shall be allowed to verify security measures and procedures prior to the delivery of AMRAAMs.
Physical Security/Access Controls: Perimeter fencing, lighting for exterior doors and along perimeter barriers, doors, locks, keys, alarms, and surveillance will be in accordance with USG requirements. AMRAAM missiles and components will be stored in structures in which all entrances, exits, or other openings like ventilation systems are physically guarded or alarmed. The standards will at least meet the following:
Magazines. Reinforced concrete, arch type, earth covered where construction is at least equivalent in strength to the requirements of Chapter 5, DoD 6055.9-STD, "Ammunition and Explosive Safety Standards," October 2004, will be used for storage (standards of which will be provided to the purchaser).
Lighting. Lighting will be provided for exterior doors and along perimeter barriers. Security lighting requirements will conform to the ammunition and safety requirements (standards will be provided to the purchaser).
Doors, Locks, and Keys. Exterior doors will be class five steel vault doors secured by two key-operated high security padlocks and a high security shrouded hasp. Keys will be secured separately to ensure effective two-man control of access (i.e., two authorized persons must be present to enter). Use of a master or multiple key system is prohibited.
Fencing. Fencing will be six foot (minimum) steel chain link with a one-foot overhang mounted on steel or reinforced concrete posts over firm base. Clear zones will be established 30 feet inside and 12 feet outside the perimeter.
Inventory and Accountability Documentation: The Purchaser agrees that all AMRAAM will be 100% inventoried (missile to serial number) on a semi-annual basis. Purchaser will have procedures in place that provide a continuous accounting of missile receipt, transfer, storage, shipment, and/or destruction/ demilitarization. Inventory and accountability documentation maintained by the Purchaser shall be retained throughout the period of ownership and will be made available for review upon USG request.
Storage of Hardware and Technical Data: Storage of AMRAAM hardware and technical data will meet U.S. standards for safeguarding the missile. The Purchaser will maintain strict accountability records on all classified information provided by the USG related to AMRAAM missiles including extracts and copies. These records will include documentary evidence of any AMRAAMs that are lost or destroyed. Such records shall, to the extent possible, be centralized.
The Purchaser will report immediately to Security Assistance Organization or other appropriate USG representative any allegations, confirmed or unconfirmed, of AMRAAM missile hardware, technology or software released, or compromised to unauthorized nationals, third country nationals, or a foreign Government. The Purchaser will also report any allegation, report, or evidence of unauthorized attempts to collect information on the AMRAAM Program.
Military or civilian employees of the Purchaser at military establishments will accomplish operational and intermediate level maintenance. Third-country nationals, industries or their representatives will accomplish no maintenance functions unless approved in writing by the USG.
Prior to the delivery of the missiles, the USG will conduct an in-country site survey of all facilities of the Purchaser designated for storage of the AMRAAM Weapon System, that includes the missile and all support equipment such as loaders, trailers, and cable harnesses. The site survey team recommendation will be reported to the appropriate organization identified by the Purchaser in accordance with DoD 5105.38-M, Security Assistance Management Manual.
The USG will provide to the Purchaser a security checklist and serial numbers that will be referenced during the initial site survey and throughout the life of the AMRAAM Weapon System. The checklist is used to indicate the integrity of security measures in place for AMRAAM storage. Deficiencies identified during the initial site survey must be corrected prior to any AMRAAM deliveries. The Purchaser agrees to adhere to security requirements associated with the AMRAAM system for the life cycle of the systems.
The scope of the review will include but not limited to, an inventory of missiles listed in this offer by serial number, a review of security controls and procedures, inventory and accountability documentation, distribution of assets (i.e. a plan for in-country movement or plan for repair and return), transportation, access controls, storage of hardware and technical data.
Transportation of the AMRAAM will meet U.S. standards for safeguarding classified material in transit. The transportation plan must be coordinated and approved by Air Force Material Command Security Office prior to delivery of the AMRAAM to Purchaser.
The purchaser will obtain USG disposition instructions that either direct transporting AMRAAM missile sections back to the USG or another designated staging area, and/or comprehensive guidance on demilitarization/ disposal management for in-country incineration. The USG disposition instructions indicate parties in the USG that must be contacted prior to any demilitarization/ disposal effort.