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

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DE RUEHFR #4718 3481524
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R 141524Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1488
INFO RUEHYD/AMEMBASSY YAOUNDE 1098

UNCLAS PARIS 004718

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STATE FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
YAOUNDE FOR CLINTON BROWN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC MCAP CM FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 050030518

1. (U) Embassy contacted Laurent Dufraix, Purchasing Manager for
Sogerma Services, the foreign consignee. He confirmed that the
end-user of the entire consignment of C-130 parts cited in the
export license is the Cameroon Air Force. He provided the following
point of contact regarding C-130 activity at Sogerma's office in
Douala, Cameroon:

Mr Jean Michel Pialia
Tel: +237 629 79 43
Fax: +237 343 61 32.

2. (U) Sogerma's support operations in Cameroon are limited and all
major billing and administrative work, including export license
applications, are handled at Sogerma Services' offices in Merignac,
France. Mr. Dufraix said he has not personally been to Cameroon,
but other staff in his office have. Mr. Dufraix also noted that EADS
sold Sogerma Services to TAT INDUSTRIES's Sabena Technics at the end
of 2006.

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