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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN PRE-LICENSE END USE CHECK ON
APPLICATION 05-050091422

1. This is an action message. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post assistance in conducting a
pre-license check for the export of a propellant grain test
system to Egypt via South Korea. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: the Foreign End User, Abu Zaabal
Company For Specialty Chemicals, has a limited licensing
history with our office.

4. ACTION: Please contact the Foreign End User, Abu Zaabal
Company For Specialty Chemicals, and verify its request for
the commodity item listed below. Please also confirm
intended use as explained in the Statement of Purpose. END
ACTION.

5. License Information:

DDTC Case Number 05-050091422

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

01 Strand Burner System, Triple Test Cell Head with 5
KSI Gas Booster, style MIL-STD-286

LICENSE VALUE: USD 513,442.00

APPLICANT:

Vic K-International Corporation
9600 Long Point Suite 222
Houston, Texas 77055 USA

SOURCE:

Design Integrated Technology Inc.
100 East Franklin Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186 USA

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE/FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Hanwha Corporation
23F Hanwha Corporation Building #1
Changgyo-dong, Chung-gu, Seoul 100-797
SOUTH KOREA

FOREIGN END USER:

Abu Zaabal Company For Specialty Chemicals
Abu Zaabal el Balad
Heliopolis, Cairo
EGYPT

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

Sub-contractor company Hanwha Corporation together with main
contractor company Samsung Techwin is providing a 155 mm 52
caliber howitzer establishment program for three years
production line at Abu Zaabal Company for Specialty Chemicals
in Cairo. The Strand Burner System will be used for testing
composite propellant grains at Abu Zaabal Company in relation
to the production of 155 mm ammunition projectiles. Hanwha
is procuring the Strand Burner System and shipping it
directly to Abu Zaabal Company as part of a package program
for the 155 mm 52 caliber howitzer project.

6. Additional documentation submitted in support of license
application:

A) Hanwha Corporation Purchase Order Number HDH071120-01,
dated November 20.2007, signed by D.H.Han(Mr.), Manager/
Purchasing Team, Hanwha Corporation.

B) U.S. Department of State DDTC DSP-83 Non-Transfer and Use
Certificate, signed by Said A. Ragab (dated October 10,
2007), Production Director, Abu Zaabal Company For Specialty
Chemicals.

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the DDTC Case Number
in the subject line. POC on this case is Peter Sabatini,
PM/DTCC, phone: 202-663-2819; ClassNet email:
sabtinipj@state.sgov.gov; OpenNet email:
sabatinipj@state.gov. The 2006 Blue Lantern Guide Book is
available on OpenNet at
http://fsi.state.gov/fsi/spas/default.asp?ID= 1588
Department thanks Post for its assistance in this matter.
RICE

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