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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0007
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3489 1981227
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 171227Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2131
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
RUEHNT/AMEMBASSY TASHKENT 4989

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003489

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER/DMUSLU
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
AMEMBASSY TASHKENT FOR DALLEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
STATE JOINT-STOCK RAILWAY COMPANY, TASHKENT,
UZBEKISTAN, LICENSE NO. D349392

REFTEL: 1. 06 USDOC 02257 DATED 5/24/06

1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel 1 requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, State Joint-Stock Railway Company, Tashkent,
Uzbekistan. The company is listed on BIS license
application D349392 as the ultimate consignee of two
cesium frequency clocks, model: PRS-4500. These items
are controlled for national security reasons under
ECCN 3A002.G.L. The licensee is Symmetricom Inc., 2300
Orchard PKWY, San Jose, CA 95131.

3. On July 10, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with State Joint-
Stock Railway Company (SJSRC), 7 Shevchenko st.,
Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The export control team met with
Navrus Erkinov, Head of Service Department and Marat
Nasyrov, Deputy Head of Service Department.

4. SJSRC was founded in 1994 as the successor
organization to the Soviet Union Railroad system.
SJSRC is primarily responsible for operation of the
Uzbekistan Railroads (UR) service and infrastructure,
and maintenance of way for UR lines. SJSRC employs
45,000 throughout Uzbekistan.

5. The Department of Signals and Telecommunications
(DS&T) of the SJSRC is currently upgrading the
signaling systems on UR rail lines. Finding for the
project came from a credit tender provided by the
Asian Development Bank. The cesium primary reference
sources (PRS) in reftel are a key component to the
system, allowing precise time control for switching
and rail operations on a 700km section of the system.
New fiber-optic cable links have been installed on the
central line between Tashkent and Kagan, allowing for
safer and faster switching operations. The PRS units
are located at the Headquarters building in Tashkent,
and at the satellite facility at Railroad Station
Vukhara-II in Kagan. It is hoped to have the entire
railroad connected to the fiber optic switching system
by September 2007. DS&T employs 3000, with 15 in the
communications section at the Tashkent headquarters
and the remainder at various posts nationwide.

6. The team was able to examine one Symmetriccom
TimeCesium 4500 Cesium Primary Reference Source(PRS-
4500) S/N 0606006806. The PRS-4500 is rack-mounted in
the communications center, located on the grounds of
the SJSRC complex. The room is protected by a cipher-
lock system, and is under video surveillance at all
times. Access to communications facilities is limited
to authorized personnel, and equipment is inventoried
and checked regularly. Security at all railroad
facilities includes a pass system for employees and
authorized visitors, limiting and controlling access
to all railroad facilities. SJSRC is a twenty-four
hour a day operation, and has security posts and video
surveillance systems at the communication centers in
Tashkent and Kagan. Four employees have regular
access to the equipment.

X. Recommendations: Post recommends State Joint-Stock
Railway Company, Tashkent, Uzbekistan as reliable
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE)
BURNS

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