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

8/30/2021

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
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR OF CYBERSECURITY DIRECTORATE AND DEPUTY NATIONAL MANAGER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

SUBJECT :

Remove Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW-2B) Missiles from the Enhanced End-Use Monitoring (EEUM) list and monitor under Routine End-Use Monitoring (DSCA 21-61) [SAMM E-Change 542]

Effective immediately, this memorandum incorporates E-Change 542 into the Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM) by removing the TOW-2B from the list of defense articles identified for EEUM in Table C8.T4. In addition, the required physical security and accountability note for TOW-2B Missiles is removed from Appendix 6 of the SAMM.

In July 1995, when the TOW-2B missiles physical security and accountability note was established, the LOA Standard Terms and Conditions (ST&C) did not address the U.S. government's right to conduct an inspection and physical inventory of transferred defense articles. However, since the current content of ST&C paragraph 2.7 addresses the Purchaser's obligation to allow U.S. government to conduct an inspection and physical inventory, the existing TOW-2B missiles physical security and accountability note is now redundant with current ST&C and is no longer warranted. Further, the TOW-2B does not meet the current criteria for EEUM designation established by SAMM Figure C8.F1.

As a result of this memorandum, all TOW-2B missiles transferred prior to this policy memorandum will now be subject to routine EUM monitoring.

If you have questions regarding this change, please contact Mr. John Oswald, DSCA/DSA/AMP, at (703) 697-9427 or e-mail: John.A.Oswald2.civ@mail.mil. For general questions relating to the SAMM, please contact Ms. Melissa Dockstader, at (703) 692-6657 or e-mail: Melissa.M.Dockstader.civ@mail.mil. Implementing Agencies should ensure dissemination to supporting activities. The SAMM is available at https://www.samm.dsca.mil/.

Alan Gorowitz
Assistant Director
Strategy, Plans, and Policy

ATTACHMENT :
As stated

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USAFRICOM
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Security Assistance Management Manual (SAMM), E-Change 542
Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW-2B)

  1. In Table C8.T4. "Defense Articles Designated for EEUM for all FMS-eligible Countries", remove the following line:

    EEUM-Designated Defense Articles

    Description

    Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided Missiles (TOW-2B)

    TOW-2B Missiles only.

  2. In Appendix 6, remove the following note:

    Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wire-Guided (TOW-2B) Missiles Physical Security and Accountability

    Note Usage

    FMS : Yes

    BPC : No

    Mandatory for FMS LOAs for sales of TOW-2B missiles. The DSCA Country Program Director will be consulted regarding the need to add this LOA note.

    Mandatory for LOAs, Amendments, and Modifications that include TOW-2B missiles. Amendments and Modifications must include the newest version of the note if not on the implemented version of the case.

    Mandatory for Amendments that add no additional TOW-2B missiles if the note on the current implemented version of the case varies from this text.

    References

    N/A

    Note Input Responsibility

    CWD

    Note Text

    "The [insert Security Cooperation Organization (SCO)] will be permitted, at its discretion, to conduct an inspection and physical inventory of all missiles transferred under this LOA. Upon request, the inventory and accountability records maintained by the purchaser will be made available to the U.S. personnel conducting this inspection."