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

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050036317

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 post-shipment end-use check on license number 05-050036317
for the export of defense hardware to Oman. Posts are
requested to complete this Blue Lantern inquiry within 45
days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect
pending and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Watchlisted foreign consignee has
never been the subject of a Blue Lantern inquiry.

4. Action London: Department requests that Post make
inquiries to establish the bona fides of Amsafe Bridport as a
responsible recipient of United States Munitions List (USML)
items. Conduct a site visit in order to assess the company's
operations, reliability, and on-site security. If a site
visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case officer.
Reiterate that unauthorized re-exporting and retransfer of
USML items is strictly prohibited. The following questions
provide suggested guidance:

- Please confirm an order that was shipped under license
05-050036317.

- How long has your company been in the business of
importing and selling defense articles? What other products
are sold by your company?

- Are you familiar with the restrictions against the
unauthorized re-export or retransfer of U.S.-origin defense
articles?

- Who are your regular customers and where are they located?

Action Muscat: Department requests that Post make inquiries
to determine whether or not the Sultanate of Oman received
the below-listed items for the purpose stated on the license.


End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050036317

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Electronic Component Assembly: P/N 622-1495-002, Spare Part
for the AN/ARC-159 UHF Radio

License Value: USD $1,575.

SELLER:

Liberty Logistics
P.O.Box 6540 E. Port Station
107 Trumbull Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07206-0540
Tel: (908)820-8707

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Ashley Burnett, Buyer
AmSafe Bridport
Militair House
Christchurch Road
Ringwood, Hampshire
BH24 3RP
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 1425 474760
Fax: 44 1425 474986
Email: www.amsafe.com; Ashley.Burnett@amsafe.com

FOREIGN END-USER:

Royal Air Force of Oman
Royal Air Force Supply Depot
P.O.Box 776
Postal Code 111
Muscat
Sultanate of Oman


PURPOSE: Spare part for AN/ARC-159 radio set to be used on
the Omani Puma Helicopter.

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

- End-User Undertaking from AmSafe Bridport (undated):
References Contract #20000107001237
- Purchase Order No. 131665 From AmSafe Bridport to Liberty
Logistics dated 28 February 2007

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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