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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

VZCZCXYZ0007
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1718 1860942
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050942Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2848
INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHAK/USDAO ANKARA TU PRIORITY
RUEUITH/ODC ANKARA TU PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS ANKARA 001718

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EG ETTC KOMC TU
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-1008088

REF: STATE 78898

1. As per reftel request, we spoke with Aselsan (Full name
Aselsan Electronics Industries Inc.) Purchasing Manager
Mehmet Ali Akcoray on June 22 regarding license number
05-1008088. Akcoray relayed our questions to Aselsan's
technical section, which confirmed the receipt of 255 UAV
rings and all details of the contract.

2. Aselsan received the 255 UAV rings (P/N 951735-0001, Alcoa
P/N CA2210-M6R) on November 25, 2006, and is currently
storing them in its warehouse facilities. Aselsan confirmed
that it has purchased the UAV rings for use in the Heron UAV
(Heron Medium Altitude long endurance Unmanned Aerial
Vehicle), as a component of its GPS embedded ring laser Gyro
Inertial Navigation System (LM-100G).

3. The range of the Heron UAV is 200 kilometers when not
interrupted. The UAV's payload consists of a thermal camera
system (Aselflir 300T), an LN100 INS/GPS system, and, for
some UAVs, a SAR radar system.

4. Based on our conversations with Aselsan employees, who
fully answered all of our questions, we believe that the
items will be used for the purposes stated in the license.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

WILSON

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