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

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TO AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES 0000

UNCLAS STATE 147604

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
BUENOS AIRES FOR BRIAN JENSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AR ETTC KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-996020

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 05-996020 for the export of
aircraft components to Argentina. 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. (SBU) Reason for Request: Alleged misrepresentation of
end-use on previous license application (ref case 05-984996)
raised suspicion regarding foreign consignee, Nell-Joy Ind
Mendoza. Request is to confirm Nell-Joy's operation in
Argentina and to assure United States Munitions List (USML)
article, Audio Frequency Amplifier (Part No. 137777-02), is
being used by the end-user for the purposes stated on the
approved license.


4. (SBU) Action Request: Post should make appropriate
inquiries to determine that the Audio Frequency Amplifier
(Part No. 137777-02) listed below is being used in H-3 Sea
King aircraft by the Argentine Joint Armed Forces. Post
should also make appropriate inquiries, including a site
visit, to substantiate the bona fides of Nell-Joy Ind Mendoza
and to confirm its operation in Argentina. The following
points may provide guidance:

-- (To Nell-Joy Ind Mendoza) How long has Nell-Joy been in
the business of importing and selling defense articles in
Argentina? What services and products are sold by your
company? Who are your regular customers and where do they
reside? Are you familiar with the regulations governing the
import of U.S.-origin defense articles, including
restrictions on re-transfer or reexport?

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to this transaction such as security of facilities
and concerns about the company.


5. (U) Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-996020

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2 Bolts (Part No. S6120-65164-4)

2 Hose Assy. (Part No. SS45-1A110000)

1 Amplifier, Audio Frequency (Part No. 137777-02)

20 Packing (Part No. R130P247)

1 Kit, Rigging Var. Stat. (Part No. 21C4269G01)

Several Other Items

License Value: USD $34,239

SELLER:

Nell-Joy Industries, Inc.
8 Reith Street
Copiague, NY 11726

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Nell-Joy Ind Mendoza
H.Yrigoyen 485-"9B"
Cordoba, CBA X5000JHE
Republica, Argentina

FOREIGN END-USER:

Argentine Joint Armed Forces
Operative Purchasing Unit
Azopardo 250, Ed. Libertador
Buenos Aires, CP: C1107ADB

PURPOSE:

For use in Agusta-Sikorsky H-3 Sea King aircraft operated by
the Argentine Navy.


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

Material of Purchase Order Letter from Nell-Joy Ind Mendoza
dated 01/05/06

Letter of End-User Statement from Estado Mayor Conjunto de
las Fuerzas Armadas dated 11/22/05

Purchase Order No. 0001-00010463 from Nell-Joy Ind Mendoza
dated 11/16/05

Purchase Order No. 006955 from Nell Joy Industries dated
11/22/05

Permanent Export License Application 05-984996 from Nell-Joy
Industries (returned without action)

Purchase Order Nos. 006938 through 006943 and 006945 through
006952 from Nell-Joy Industries dated 11/18/05

Purchase Order Nos. 007043 and 007044 from Nell-Joy
Industries dated 12/13/05

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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