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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 020218

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
ABU DHABI FOR OLIVER B. JOHN
ECON CHIEF
BUENOS AIRES FOR BRIAN JENSEN
ECON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC AR AE
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 05-050090386

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1.This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Posts' assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on application 05-050090386 for the
export of defense hardware to Argentina. Posts are requested
to complete this Blue Lantern inquiry within 30 days. Lack
of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: High-value shipment of Significant
Military Equipment (SME) transiting a known diversion point
for U.S. defense articles.

4. Action Abu Dhabi: Department requests that Post verify
the role of foreign intermediate consignee Baltrans Logistics
(Dubai) LLC in the proposed transaction. If possible,
conduct a site visit to access the company's operations,
reliability, and on-site security as a responsible recipient
of United States Munitions List (USML) items. Emphasize that
the unauthorized re-export or retransfer of USML items is
strictly prohibited.

Action Buenos Aires:

Department requests that Post determine whether or not the
Ejercito Argentino Comando de Comunicaciones e Informatica
Estado Mayyor General Del Ejercito ordered the items listed
below, for the purpose stated on the application.

End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050090386

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

42
MPR-9600-V Vehicular Adaptor, 125W
42 RF-5382H-CU 150W Antenna Coupler W/O 50 OHM
84 J69-0016-001 Audio Connector
84 J69-0016-002 Data Connector
42 10511-0704 KDU Extension Cable
42 12020-1460-A Cable Coupler
1 2-year Warranty Support
42 MRP-9600-MP HF Manpack including Frequency Hopping
and Digital Encryption and Accessories

License Value: USD $1,038,578.

SELLER:

Harris Corporation RF Communications Division
1680 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
Tel: (585)244-5830

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEES:

Baltrans Logistics (Dubai) LLC
Office 302 Bank of Sharjah building
Sheikh Rashed Bin Sayed Street
Garhoud-Deira, Dubai
AE

Baltrans Logistics (Netherlands) BV
Leisteen 1
2132 ME Hoofddorp
NL

Coasin Comunicaciones
Adolfo Asina 1322 (C1088AAJ)
Buenos Aires
AR
Tel/Fax: (54-11)4383-0074/75


STATE 00020218 002 OF 002


FOREIGN CONSIGNEE/END-USER:

General de Brigada Daniel Victor Calligaro
Commandante De Comunicaciones e Informatica
Ejercito Argentino Comando de Comunicaciones e Informatica
Estado Mayyor General Del Ejercito
Azopardo 250-Piso (C1107ADB)
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
AR

PURPOSE:

This equipment will be used solely by the Argentine Army to
establish the HF Secure Tactical Radio Network of the Army
Tactical Communications Subsystems as a part of the Army
Unified Communications System. The radios will replace old
An/GRC-106 radios, currently operating from military trucks
and shelters.


6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

-- End-Use/End-User Statement from Ejercito Argentino to
Harris Corporation dated 24 January "2007"
-- Purchase Order No. AO: 3036A from Coasin Comunicaciones to
Harris Corporation dated 08/11/07
-- Nontransfer and Use Certificate between Harris Corporation
and Ejercito Argentino dated 24 January 2008

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Rachael-Therese S. Joubert-Lin,
Phone: 202-663-2950; Email: JoubertLinRS@state.gov; SIPRNET:
JoubertLinRS@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook
(ref) is available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's
E-Book Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Posts' assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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