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VZCZCXYZ0002
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHJA #0592 0610127
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 020127Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 5748
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3562

UNCLAS JAKARTA 000592

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/IET, PM/DTCC/BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR - JUDD STITZIEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC ECON ID SN
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK ON
APPLICATIONS 050025461 AND 050025462

REF: SECSTATE 001485

1. (U) Summary: An Indonesian Air Force (IAF) representative
confirmed on February 6 that the IAF placed an order for reftel
goods with the Singaporean firm Litebub Technologies (LT), through a
local Indonesian IAF supplier. The representative also confirmed
that the IAF expects to receive the goods directly from Litebub.
End summary.

2. We contacted Indonesian Air Force Weapon and Ammunition Division
Lieutenant Colonel Mehtesa Tarigan on February 6 to verify reftel
transaction. Tarigan confirmed that his office is familiar with LT
as an IAF supplier. He stated that the IAF placed an order for
items detailed in reftel with LT in November 2006, through the
Indonesian company PT Surya Chandra, which acts as a parts purchaser
on behalf of the IAF.

3. We also contacted Surya Chandra Director Mr. Halim Perdana
Kusuma on February 7 to verify the transaction. Kusuma confirmed
that his company received a contract from the IAF in November 2006
to procure items detailed in reftel and that PT. Surya Chandra
ordered the goods through LT. The IAF confirmed that PT. Surya
Chandra is a registered IAF supplier located at Plaza Central, 3/F,
Jl. Jend.Sudirman No.47, Jakarta, tel: +62 21 525 5608, fax: +62 21
525 6886.

4. According to Tarigan, there are no outstanding contracts with
Litebub from his division. However, he could not confirm whether
that is true for other IAF divisions. Tarigan also informed us that
the IAF will receive the F-16 aircraft spare parts detailed in
reftel directly from Litebub Technologies. He added that an IAF
vehicle will stand by at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta airport to secure

delivery of goods once LT sends confirmation of air shipment.

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