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

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-1003329

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. (U) This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. (U) The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on license 05-1003329 for the export of
sonar equipment to Turkey. Post is requested to complete this
Blue Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue
Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. (U) Reason for Request: Purchase of United States
Munitions List (USML)-controlled military electronics by
Turkish civilian end-user, Institute of Marine Sciences at
the Middle East Technical University. Institute has never
been subject to a Blue Lantern before as this is its first
license.

4. (U) Action Request: Post should make appropriate inquiries
to determine if the end-user, Institute of Marine Sciences at
the Middle East Technical University, received the
USML-controlled articles listed below and that the items are
being used for the purpose stated in the approved license. In
its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to this transaction such as security of the
facility, concerns about the Institute, and the end-user,s
understanding of restrictions on re-export or retransfer of
USML items.

5. (U) Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-1003329

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

4 TR-1075A Sub-Bottom Profile Transducers (Serial numbers
2557, 2558, 2559, 2560)

4 C1M2 Underwater Connectors (Male) and 5 Feet (1.5 Meters)
of Cable

4 Retainers (Female) corresponding to C1M2 Connectors

License Value: USD $7,200

SELLER:

Massa Products Corporation
280 Lincoln Street
Hingham, MA 02043

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Knudsen Engineering Ltd.
10 Industrial Road
Perth, Ontario
Canada K7H 3P2
c/o FedEx Trade Networks
Ogdensburg, NY 13669

FOREIGN END-USER:

Institute of Marine Sciences
Middle East Technical University
PO Box 28, 33731, Erdemli-Mersin
Turkey

PURPOSE:

Four (4) Sub-Bottom Profile Transducers (sonar equipment) and
corresponding electrical components for oceanographic
research.

6. (U) Submitted in support of the license application were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Posts upon request):

Invoice from Massa Products Corporation dated 09/12/06

Bill of lading from Massa Products Corporation dated 09/12/06

7. (U) Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN
COORDINATOR and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case
number in the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; The Blue Lantern
Guidebook (ref) is available as a PDF file in the Bunche
Library's E-Book Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. (U) Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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