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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification: Ufa

VZCZCXYZ0001
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0046 0101151
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 101151Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6075
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000046

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: UFA
ENGINE-BUILDING PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION (UMPO), UFA,
RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. NLR


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

2. Reftel 1 requested a Post-shipment verification to
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end-
user, Ufa Engine-Building Production Association
(UMPO), Ufa, Russia. The company is listed on BIS
license application: NLR as the ultimate consignee of
two laser discs for reproducing sound/image and
accessories. ECCN 3D991. The exporter is National
Instruments, 11500 N. Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX
78759.

3. On December 18, 2007, Export Control Attache Peter
Liston and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested post-shipment verification with UMPO, Ufa,
Russia. The export control team met with Vyacheslav
Khristolyubov, Director of Informational Technologies.

4. Ufa Engine Building Production Association [Ufa
engine-building PO] is Russia's largest aircraft
engine producer. Engines for tractors, gas pumping and
power units, as well as cutlery, are among other
products manufactured. It is located in Bashkortostan
Republic, which has the second largest industrial
potential in the Ural economic area. Within Russia,
Bashkortostan is the sixth largest producer of
industrial products. Ufa Engine Industrial Association
[Ufa Motors] produces aircraft engines for fighters
(Su and MiG families), spare parts as well as engines
for automobiles, gas pumps and turbines and performs
different maintenance and support services for its
clients. In 1995 the company was granted export
rights. Ufa Motors is one of the most profitable
engine manufacturers with steadily growing sales.

The Ufa Engine Industrial Association (the UMPO in
Russian) was founded in 1925. The association launched
the production of the first Soviet jet engines such as
RD-10, RD-45F, and VK-1A for the MiG and Yak fighters.
Since the mid-fifties, the Ufa-based Engine Production
Association has been manufacturing the Mikoyan MiG-19
RD-9B turbo-jet engines, as well as R11F-300 engines
for the MiG-21 fighter. Later, the plant developed the
production of the R11F2-300, R11F2S-300, R-13-300,
R25-300 derivatives for various MiG-21 and Su-15
versions, as well as the production of the R-29B-300
and R29B9-300 third-generation engines intended for
the Mikoyan MiG-23B, MiG-27 and Sukhoi Su-22 fighter-
bombers. It also produced the Su-25 R-95Sh non-
afterburning turbojet engines as well as the improved
R-195 version designed for the Su-39 attack aircraft.
Since the late 1980s, the AL-31F fourth-generation
turbojet engines and their versions for the Su-27 and
Su-30 fighters being produced both for the Russian Air
Force and air forces of other countries.

5. UMPO stated that the two laser discs for
reproducing sound/image and accessories are secured
within the enclosed facility and are used as an
optical measurement system for vibration diagnostics,
which is consistent with their business.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Ufa Engine-
Building Production Association (UMPO), Ufa, Russia as
reliable recipients of sensitive U.S. origin
commodities.
(FCS MOSCOW/JKITSON/PLISTON)
BURNS

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