Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check On
DE RUEHJA #0587 0601000
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 011000Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3549
INFO RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 5737
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC 1419
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS JAKARTA 000587
DEPT FOR EAP/IET, PM/DTCC/BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR - TIM WATKINS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC ECON ID SN
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK ON
REF: SECSTATE 195469
1. (U) Summary: On January 9th PT Azka Megah Dirgantara
(Dirgantara) verified its August 2006 order of thirty Anti Gravity
Suits from the U.S. firm Life Support International Inc., under
application number 05-101332. The Indonesian Air Force (IAF) also
confirmed its order of the Anti Gravity Suits through Dirgantara as
detailed in reftel. End summary.
2. We contacted PT Azka Megah Dirgantara Director Yose Rizal on
January 9th and he referred us to Commissioner Budi Prasatya
Anandakhrisna, who is in charge of all contracting and procurement
matters for Dirgantara. Anandakhrisna confirmed Dirgantara's order
of thirty Anti Gravity Suits (Anti G Suits), as detailed in reftel,
from the U.S. firm Life Support International Inc. in August 2006.
According to Anandakhrisna, for ease of delivery and lower costs the
company will route the order through its shipping affiliate,
Sindomas Corporation, located in Singapore. Once Dirgantara receives
the goods from the U.S. seller, they will deliver the Anti G Suits
from their Jakarta warehouse to the Indonesian Air Force.
Anandakhrisna also stated that Dirgantara is aware of restrictions
on [USML articles], including those pertaining to re-export.
3. Anandakhrisna told us that, PT. Azka Megah Dirgantara's primary
business has been providing building construction and renovation
services for IAF buildings and properties since its inception in
2004. Most projects are located in Bandung, West Java, where
Dirgantara is headquartered. Starting in 2005, Dirgantara
diversified into procurement for the IAF. Dirgantara's first
procurement was in 2005 for Anti Gravity Suits for IAF pilots.
Dirgantara subcontracted the order to a local supplier for delivery
of non-U.S. Anti G Suits.
4. Per reftel we also contacted the Indonesian Air Force, office of
Material and Supply Division, First Air Marshall Pardi Yusuf, who
directed us to Major Nur Surachman for confirmation of application
05-1013332. Major Surachman confirmed the IAF ordered the thirty
Anti G suits detailed in reftel on August 16, 2006, through PT. Azka
Megah Dirgantara. We accordingly have no reason to doubt that the
company is a reliable recipient of USML items.