Search

 

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

VZCZCXYZ0087
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBM #0155 0581409
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 271409Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7957
INFO RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 2239
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000155

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050056831

REF: STATE 10191

1. (U) This message is in response to reftel request for
post-shipment check on license 050056831 concerning the
export of helicopter spare parts to Romania. Mission directed
the PM/DTCC inquiry to MOD Director General Dragos Ghercioiu
who confirmed in writing that Elbit Systems did receive the
nine-shipped AO 41266600M Front Panel items. As of 25
February, four of these were slotted for Multifunctional
Display and delivered to IAR Brasov in support of the MOD's
Puma upgrade program.

2. (U) FYI: Elbit Systems has an office in Bucharest; the
General Manager is former Romanian Minister of Defense
Constantin Ionescu. Elbit has a long-standing relationship
with the Romanian government to do upgrades for both
fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. The avionic upgrades
for Romania's aging MiG-21 fleet were performed by Elbit, for
example. The IAR 330 (SOCAT) Pumas have also been undergoing
their own upgrades. A detailed profile of IAR Brasov can be
found in Bucharest 1461; DTG 191143Z SEP 06.)

3. (U) 4. For further information please contact POLMILOFF
Chris Ellis, Tel. 40-21-200-3425 or email: ellisca2@state.gov
(unclass).
TAUBMAN

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO: