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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Level 3 Post-Shipment

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTV #3219 3100837
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 060837Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4055
INFO RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 0356
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS TEL AVIV 003219

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

STATE FOR PM/DTCC (BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR)
STATE FOR NEA/IPA (PECCIA)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC IN IS
SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3 POST-SHIPMENT
END-USE CHECK ON LICENSE 05-983026

REF: STATE 112305

1. (SBU) In response to Embassy Tel Aviv's inquiry to the
Israeli MOD, per reftel, about the status of the controlled
items referred to in Defense Trade Controls case 05-983026,
Israeli MOD Blue Lantern POC Rami Yungman turned over the
following letter to Embassy Tel Aviv's Blue Lantern Officer
on October 18. A copy of the letter was sent by FAX to
PM/DTCC at FAX number 202-261-8198 on October 18.

(Begin text of letter)

State of Israel
Ministry of Defense
Politico-Military Bureau

Michael C. Keays
First Secretary for Political-Military Affairs
Political Section
Embassy of the USA

16 October 2007

Subject -- Blue Lantern Case -- EL-OP

Dear Michael:

In response to your query dated September 5 relating to EL-OP
Electro Optics, our inquiry has found the following:

-- EL-OP received the 8 connectors in November 2005, and they
are in its possession.

-- The connectors are to be installed in electronic boxes of
reconnaissance cameras to be used by the Indian Air Force on
Su-30 aircraft. Supply of the cameras is expected to start
by December 2007.

Sincerely,

Rami Yungman

(End text of letter)

2. (SBU) On November 5, Embassy Tel Aviv Blue Lantern Officer
confirmed the above in a conversation with EL-OP Director for
Materiel Management Avi Shoham. During the conversation,
Blue Lantern Officer reminded Shoham that any re-transfer of
United States Munitions List (USML) items not authorized by
the U.S. Government is prohibited. Shoham confirmed that he
understood this, and undertook to remind his employees of
this prohibition.

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You can also access this site through the State Department's
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JONES

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