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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification:

VZCZCXYZ0003
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0203 0281259
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281259Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6291
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000203

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:
RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, SPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE,
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D376356

REFTEL: USDOC 00113

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

2. Reftel requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Space Research
Institute, Moscow, Russia. The company is listed on
BIS license application D376356 as the ultimate
consignee of twenty high dynamics range power
amplifiers, model no: HMC486LP5E. These items are
controlled for national security, anti-terrorism,
missile technology and nuclear proliferation reasons
under ECCN 3A001. The licensee is Hittite Microwave
Corporation, 20 Alpha Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824.

3. On January 15, 2008, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with (RAS) Space
Research Institute, 84/32 Profsoyuznaya st., Moscow,
Russia. The export control team met with Alexander
Kosov, Head of Laboratory.


4. The Russian Academy of Science (RAS), Space
Research Institute is one of the leading organizations
in the field of investigations of Outer Space, Solar
System planets and other objects of the Universe. The
Space Research Institute (IKI) is primarily in charge
of long-range planning and elaboration of space
research programs of which a considerable part is
performed within the framework of international space
research cooperation. The Space Research Institute
takes part in the Federal Space Program that is being
formed by the RAS Space Council and by the appropriate
sections of this Council together with the Federal
Space Agency (Roscosmos). The Space Research Institute
of the Russian Academy of Science has cooperated in
projects with Russia's Federal Space Agency (FSA),
NASA and European Space Agency (ESA).

5. The Moscow ECO Team was shown reftel subject
twenty (20) model no. HMC486LP5E high dynamic range
GAAS PHEMT MMIC 2 watt power amplifiers in a secure
lab with limited access. The amplifiers will be used
for developing and testing in miniature transponders
until a space-qualified transponder is ready for
launch circa 2009 to the Russian Mars satellite
Phobos. The project is intended to measure frequency
shifts. RAS/IKI presented the ECO Team one (1)
prototype transponder with the amplifier set inside
that they have in testing mode. The remaining 19
amplifiers were stored in the lab and shown to the
team.

6. The RAS/IKI lab utilizing the twenty (20) model
no. HMC486LP5E high dynamic range GAAS PHEMT MMIC 2
watt power amplifiers is accessed by approximately 15
research scientists. There are no foreign national
scientists or students having access to the lab or the
amplifiers. The RAS/IKI is not involved in WMD,
Missile Technology or Nuclear research.

7. Recommendations: Post recommends (RAS) Space
Research Institute, Moscow, Russia as a reliable
recipient of sensitive U.S. origin commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/PLISTON)
BURNS

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