Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check
DE RUEHC #3990 0931556
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 021550Z APR 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHHE/AMEMBASSY HELSINKI 0000
INFO RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC 0000
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 0000
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC 0000
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS STATE 033990
HELSINKI FOR GLENN LEWIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC FI KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050093514
REF: BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK 2006
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 050093514 for the export
of diving equipment to Finland. 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 applications involving parties to this license.
3. Reason for request: Unfamiliar foreign consignee,
Polarsukellus Oy. Post should make appropriate inquiries to
verify the bona fides of Polarsukellus Oy and confirm the
legitimacy of the proposed transaction. The following
questions are provided as suggested guidance:
For the Finnish MOD:
--Did you order from Polarsukellus Oy the exact type and
quantity of items listed on this application?
--Is Polarsukellus Oy an official supplier/contractor for the
Finnish MOD? Does the MOD have any other contracts with the
For Polarsukellus Oy:
--Does the company have proper supporting documentation,
including purchase orders from the Finnish MOD, for this
--Will the company be handling or storing the items listed on
the application? If so, does it have secure facilities and
proper accounting and security procedures for handling these
sensitive USML items?
--When was the company established and who are its principals?
--What is the nature of its business -- what types of items
does it handle, does it serve as a broker?
--What types of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located? Does the company have
an established customer base?
--Does the company keep proper, detailed records of its sales
--Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports?
4. Department requests that post conduct a site visit to the
company in order to provide Department with an assessment of
its business operations and on-site security. If a site
visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case officer.
Finally, post is asked to assess whether the company appears
to be a reliable recipient of USML items. End action.
5. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:
DTC Case: 050093514
1 P/N 1328-xxxx Siva Series, S-10 Closed Circuit Apparatus,
S-24 Multi-Roll Shallow Water/MCM Diving Apparatus, Diving
Equipment and related spare parts.
1 P/N 2400-xxxx Viper Series - Viper SC Underwater Mine
Countermeasures Diving Apparatus, E Mixed-Gas Underwater
Breathing Apparatus, Diving Equipment and related spare parts.
License Value: USD $3,000,000.00
Cobham Holdings Inc.
10 Cobham Drive
Orchard Park, NT 14127
Carleton Life Support Systems
2734 Hickory Grove Road
Davenport, IA 52804
FIN 02270 Espoo
Finnish Gulf Naval Command
FIN 02471 Upinniemi
For use by the Finnish Navy in counter terrorism and
underwater mine countermeasures. Also for use by
Polarsukellus Oy and Finnish Navy for repair of dive
6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post
- Letter of Intent from Polarsukellus Oy dated 01/10/2008
signed by Egil Osterholm.
- End-Use Statement from Polarsukellus Oy listing Finnish
Gulf Naval Command as End-User. Signed by Egil Osterholm
- Product Brochures and Technical Data
- Letter of Explanation from Carleton Life Support Systems to
PM/DDTC dated 03/12/2008 signed by Kathleen K. Nimrick
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 Judd Stitziel, PM/DTCC, Phone:
202-663-3455; email: StitzielJD@state.gov; SIPRNET:
StitzielJD@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref)
is available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's Electronic
Library collection on the DOS Intranet:
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf
8. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this