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1/26/2021

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
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DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
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DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL - INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), Administrative Changes, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Policy 20-89 [SAMM E-Change 517]

This memorandum updates the SAMM with clerical and administrative changes. This memorandum does not contain contextual policy changes. DSCA will issue contextual changes to the SAMM under a separate policy memo/SAMM E-change. These administrative changes will be included in the online version of the SAMM at https://samm.dsca.mil.

The SAMM changes identified in this memorandum are effective immediately. For questions, please contact Erienne Terpak, Erienne.N.Terpak.civ@mail.mil, 571-294-9118.

Alan Gorowitz
Principal Director
Strategy, Plans, and Programs

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Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 517
Administrative Changes

Notice: Changes are highlighted in RED TEXT for each SAMM Admin change below.

  1. Appendix 6 LOA Note: Principles of Use of Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) - FMS:

    Appendix 6 -- Principles of Use of Military Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) - FMS

    Note Text:

    Current Wording:

    1) Not to modify U.S.-origin Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) with U.S.-or foreign-origin technologies without USG permission and to obtain prior USG consent for the integration and/or use of U.S.-origin or non-U.S.-origin UASs;

    Revised Wording:

    1) Not to modify U.S.-origin Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) with U.S.-or foreign-origin technologies without USG permission and to obtain prior USG consent for the integration and/or use of U.S.-origin technologies or non-U.S.-origin UASs;

  2. Update name/terminology from "Guidance Navigational Unit (GNU)" to "Guidance Control Unit (GCU)"in Table C8.T4. and Appendix 6 LOA Note - "Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER)":

    Table C8.T4. Defense Articles Designated for EEUM for all FMS-eligible Countries

    EEUM-DESIGNATED DEFENSE ARTICLES

    DESCRIPTION

    Standoff Land Attack Missiles Expanded Response (SLAM-ER)

    Current Wording:

    SLAM-ER or other specified SLAM-ER defense articles, (Retrofit kits and Guidance Navigational Units (GNU)).

    Revised Wording:

    SLAM-ER or other specified SLAM-ER defense articles, (Retrofit kits and Guidance Control Unit (GCU)).

    Appendix 6 - Standoff Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) - Category III Missile

    Note Usage:

    Current Wording:

    Mandatory for FMS LOAs that include SLAM-ER missiles, retrofit kits and Guidance Navigational Unit (GNU) spares.

    Revised Wording:

    Mandatory for FMS LOAs that include SLAM-ER missiles, retrofit kits and Guidance Control Unit (GCU) spares.

    Note Text:

    Current Wording:

    1) Requirement. The SLAM-ER missile weapon system is accorded Category III protection as addressed in Department of Defense (DoD) 5100.76-M "Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives," current version. The Guidance Navigational Unit (GNU) is accorded Category II storage protection with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) or is continuously manned or under constant surveillance in such a manner that unauthorized entry into and around the storage structures can be detected. ...

    Revised Wording:

    1) Requirement. The SLAM-ER missile weapon system is accorded Category III protection as addressed in Department of Defense (DoD) 5100.76-M "Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives," current version. The Guidance Control Unit (GCU) is accorded Category II storage protection with an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) or is continuously manned or under constant surveillance in such a manner that unauthorized entry into and around the storage structures can be detected. ...

  3. Each FMS eligible government requires a unique EX Number suffix should there be a need to ship explosive materials in the U.S. (See DSCA Policy 11-15 for more information.) Table C4.T2, entry for the Republic of South Sudan, is updated with EX Number Suffix "187".

    COUNTRY/ TERRITORY

    SC CUSTOMER CODE

    COMBATANT COMMAND \1

    REGION GROUPING \2

    FMS AECA ELIGIBLE \3

    ACCEL. CASE CLOSURE ELIGIBLE

    EX NUMBER SUFFIX

    Republic of South Sudan

    SX

    AF

    AFR

    Yes

    Yes

    187

  4. Update SAMM Section C9.11.8.2. to align with OSD Legal review on Arrearage:

    Current Wording:

    C9.11.8.2. Delinquent Accounts Procedures. DFAS Indianapolis is responsible for assessing interest and collecting overdue debts to FMS cash sales. This is accomplished by formal and informal contacts with purchaser representatives, requests for collection assistance from the SCO and DSCA, and contacts with the Department of State to determine additional collection actions. When all collection means have been exhausted, DFAS Indianapolis refers the delinquent account to DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO)), and provides the following supporting data: the debt history including prior collection efforts; a description of disputes between the purchaser and the United States; a statement that resolution through the normal military channel with responsible foreign officials concerning the collection has failed; and an assessment of any adverse impact on the purchaser if the issue is raised to the diplomatic level. DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO)) recommends further action to be taken by OSD or refers the debt to the Department of State for diplomatic assistance. DFAS Indianapolis carries delinquent accounts on the accounting records even after primary collection responsibility is passed to DSCA and the Department of State.

    Revised Wording:

    C9.11.8.2. Delinquent Accounts Procedures. DFAS Indianapolis is responsible for assessing interest and collecting overdue debts to FMS cash sales. This is accomplished by formal and informal contacts with purchaser representatives, requests for collection assistance from the SCO and DSCA, and contacts with the Department of State to determine additional collection actions. When all collection means have been exhausted, DFAS Indianapolis refers the delinquent account to DSCA (Directorate of Business Operations (DBO)), and provides the following supporting data: the debt history including prior collection efforts; a description of disputes between the purchaser and the United States; a statement that resolution through the normal military channel with responsible foreign officials concerning the collection has failed; and an assessment of any adverse impact on the purchaser if the issue is raised to the diplomatic level. DSCA DBO recommends further action to be taken by OSD, refers the debt to the Department of State for diplomatic assistance, or refers the debt to the Department of Justice for adjudication. DFAS Indianapolis carries delinquent accounts on the accounting records even after primary collection responsibility is passed to DSCA and the Department of State.