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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 IN IS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 05-050095903

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 05-050095903 for the
export of defense hardware and technical data to India.
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: Licensing Officer seeks confirmation
that the proposed transaction is valid.

4. Action New Delhi and Tel Aviv: Department requests that
Posts verify the bona fides of the proposed transaction
involving Foreign Consignee Orbit-Alchut Technologies, Ltd.
and End-User Defense Electronics and Radar Development,
Defense Research Development Organization, Government of
India, Ministry of Defense. Reiterate that the unauthorized
re-export or retransfer of United States Munitions List
(USML) items is strictly prohibited.

End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050095903

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

4 P/N CCS34940-03 Broadband, High Frequency Absorptive 1P4T
Switch Components and Spare Parts
w/Accompanying Acceptance Test and Performance Data
Related to P/NCCS34940-03

License Value: USD $20,900.

SELLER:

Cobham Holdings, Inc.
Attn: Mark A. McDermott
10 Cobham Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Tel: 858-505-3125

SUBSIDIARY:

REMEC Defense and Space, Inc.
Attn: Mark Fulling
336 Abby Road
Manchester, MA 03103
Tel: 603-518-2713

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Orbit-Alchut Technologies, Ltd
5 Hazoran Street
South Industrial Area
P.O. Box 8657
Netanya 42504
Israel
Tel: 972-9-8922657
Fax: 972-9-8922630

END-USER:

R.P. Ramalingam, Distinguished Scientist & Director
Defence Avionics Research Establishment
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
PB No. 7537
New Thippasandra Post
Bangalore 560 075
India
Tel: 2505 7281
Fax: 080 2528 1018, 2505 7279

- or -

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
PB No. 9366
CV Raman Nagasa
Bangalore 560 093
Karnataka, India
Tel: 91 080 2524 2313
Fax: 91 080 2524 2296


PURPOSE:

The Absorptive Switch is used to route a radio frequency
signal to one of four selected ports that feed an antenna.
Orbit-Alchut Technologies integrates the switch into its
antenna test system. The antenna system is for general
purpose use and is part of the Orbit-Alchut Technologies
facility infrastructure. The antenna test system is
delivered to a ground-based, fixed laboratory installation
located in India which supports the Indian Ministry of
Defense in assessing antenna performance measurements.

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

-- DSP-83 End-Use/End-User Statement from Defence Avionics
Research Establishment dated 8 November 2007

-- Purchase Order No. 111037 from Orbit-Alchut Technologies,
Ltd 27 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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