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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Khrunichev

VZCZCXYZ0007
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1508/01 1501243
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291243Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8283
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001508

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/JAY HATFIELD
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: KHRUNICHEV
STATE RESEARCHAD PROD. SPACE CENTER, MOSCOW, RUSSIA,
LINCENSE NO. D395924

REFTEL: USDOC 02822

1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user,
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center,
Moscow, Russia. The company is listed on BIS license
application D395924 as the ultimate consignee of
Radiation Tolerant Field Programmable Gate Arrays.
These items are controlled for national security,
nuclear non-proliferation reasons under ECCN 3A001.
The licensee is Actel Corporation, 2061 Stierlin
Court, Mountain View, CA 94043.

3. Please note that Khrunichev State Research and
Production Space Center is not/not the end-user of
commodity in reftel. Khrunichev will put the
satellite into orbit that has the reftel commodity has
been integrated into. The end-user is NPP VNIIEM, All
Russian Scientific and Research Institute of
Electromechanics with Plant named after A.G. Iosifian,
Moscow, Russia.

4. On May 29, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston and LES Natalya Shipitsina conducted the
requested pre-license check at the offices of NPP
VNIIEM, the Russian Federation Federal Space Agency,
Federal Government Unitary Enterprise, Research and
Production Enterprise, 4 Khoromny Blind Alley, Moscow,
Russia. The export control team met with Vasily
Parshin, Deputy General Director; Ilya Slobodskoy,
Senior Project Manager for Space Systems; and Nina
Pestmal, Director, Commercial Space Technologies Ltd.

5. The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space
Center was created by an RF presidential decree of 7
June 1993 on the base of the largest producers of
aerospace and rocket technology: the Khrunichev
Machine-building Plant and the Salyut Design Bureau.
The Khrunichev State Research and Production Space
Center is one of the world' s largest aerospace
corporations leading the international market of space
services.

6. NPP VNIIEM was founded on September 1941 for the
development and production of military electrical
engineering (communication facilities, power suppliers
and armament). In the mid 1960s NPP VNIIEM became a
parent organization in development and manufacture of
spacecrafts for hydrometeorology and Earth remote
sensing. Since 1963 up to 1998 more than 70
spacecraft such as three generations of "Meteor": "
Meteor-Priroda", "Resours-Ol", "Electro" have been
developed, launched and successfully operated in
orbit. The Institute takes part in development and
implementing of large space programs (orbital stations
"Salyut", "Almaz", "Mir", "MKS", heavy rockets
"Proton", "Soyuz" and others). The electrical
equipment designed for control and protection systems
of PWR type nuclear reactors and information-computing
systems designed for RBMK type nuclear power plants
have been developed by NPP VNIIEM. At present NPP
VNIIEM is a multi-purpose firm and is engaged in
meteorological research and application projects
studying weather and climate.

7. According to Vasily Parshin, Deputy General
Director, the commodity in subject reftel, Radiant
Tolerant Field Programmable Gate Arrays, will become
part of the KANAPUS satellite project. KANAPUS is the
first international joint venture undertaken by NPP
VNIIEM, and is being produced with Surry Satellite
Technology Limited (SSTL) for real-time monitoring of
man-caused emergency conditions and natural disasters.

8. NPP VNIIEM employs approximately 2000 scientists
and research specialists, of those approximately 300
work primarily on the KANAPUS project. NPP VNIIEM has
the technical and commercial sophistication and
resources consistent with those of which the commodity
in reftel was designed. NPP VNIIEM has a legitimate
need for this technology and a legitimate stated and
demonstrated end-use for the commodity in subject


reftel.

9. NPP VNIIEM is under a strict timetable in the
KANAPUS Satellite Project.

10. Recommendations: Post recommends NPP VNIIEM, All
Russian Scientific and Research Institute of
Electromechanics with Plant named after A.G. Iosifian,
Moscow, Russia, as reliable recipients of sensitive
U.S. origin commodities. It is requested that post be
notified of final disposition of the application, and
of any shipments for this organization in order to
conduct appropriate FCS follow-up and statistical
reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/PLISTON)
RUSSELL

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