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

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TH
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATIONS 05-050091433

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 Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on application 05-050091433 for the
export of defense hardware to Thailand. Post is 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: Foreign Consignee Yip In Tsoi & Jacks
Ltd. and End-User Aerotechnic Aviation Services (Thailand)
Co., Ltd are unfamiliar foreign parties.

4. Action: Department requests that Post make inquiries to
establish the bona fides of the foreign consignee and
end-user in the proposed transaction. Conduct site visits to
assess the companies' reliability as recipients of United
States Munitions List (USML) items as well as their
operations and on-site security. Emphasize that the
unauthorized re-export or retransfer of USML items is
strictly prohibited. Confirm with the end-user that it
placed an order for the items listed below for the purpose
stated on the application.

The following questions provide suggested guidance:

(To Yip In Tsoi & Jacks Ltd.)

Please confirm an order that was shipped under license
05-050091433.

- 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?


(To Aerotechnic Aviation Services (Thailand) Co., Ltd.)

- Please confirm an order for the items listed on license
05-050091433.

- How long has Aerotechnic Aviation Services been involved
in business operations requiring the use of USML articles?

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

- How long has your company done business with Yip In Tsoi &
Jacks Ltd.? In what capacity?

- What business relationship, if any, does your company have
with the Royal Thai Government?

End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050091433

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 T-1401 TACAN Accessory Unit

License Value: USD $15,156.

SELLER:

Aeroflex, Inc.
35 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Mr. Thawatchai Akaradechdecha
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
Engineering Division
Yip In Tsoi & Jacks Ltd.
523 Mahaprutharam Road
Bangrak
100500 Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: 662 353 8600
Fax: 662 353 8686
Email: yipjacks@yipintsoi.com

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE/END-USER:

Mr. Kajohnsak Watanangura
Aerotechnic Aviation Services (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
174/60-61 Viphawadee-Rangsit Road
Donmuang
10210 Bangkok
Thailand
Tel: 662 996 7060
Fax: 662 996 7327

PURPOSE:

The 1401 will be used to test the S.E.L. TACAN RT-1506/B.
S.E.L.Standard Elektrik Lorenz was a German electronics
manufacturer when the TACAN RT--1506B Navigational system was
produced. The 1401 is not installed in the aircraft.

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

-- End-Use/End-User Statement from Aerotechnic Aviation
Services (Thailand) Co. Ltd. dated 26 DEC 2007 which
references Purchase Order No. 603851.

-- Yip In Tsoi & Jacks Ltd. Invoice No. 603851-2007 dated 11
DEC 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 Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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