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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 SP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 05-050100474

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 05-050100474 for the
export of electronic components and spare parts to Spain.
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: To verify the existence of a civil
version of the Lanza Long Range 3-D Surveillance Radar in
development and its end-use.

4. Action: Department requests that Post confirm that
end-user Indra Sistemas is developing a civil version of its
Lanza radar, the name and location of any other parties that
are involved in contracting the development of the product,
and the identity of all Indra Sistemas' customers to which
the radar system will be exported. Emphasize 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: 05-050100474

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

4 Model GA-2011-4 Attenuator Matched Sets in Accordance
with Indra Specifications.


License Value: USD $47,360.

SELLER:

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

FOREIGN CONSIGNEES:

Moises Gracia Garcia, President & CEO
Aspid Comunicaciones, S.A.
C/General Aranaz, 49
28027 Madrid
Spain
Tel: 34 91 371 77 56
Fax: 34 91 320 10 18
Email: aspidcom@aspidcom.com

END-USER:

Indra Sistemas, S.A.
Avenida de Bruselas, 33-35
Alcobendas
28108 Madrid
Spain
Tel: 34 91 480 50 00

PURPOSE:

Lanza Civil Primary Radar (Spec #0012921221000EC01)
consisting of total of four sets will be placed on the
receptor input; the attenuators avoid LNA saturation due to
near-clutter at each channel.

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 Certificate from Aspid Comunicaciones,
S.A. dated 18 February 2008 which references Indra Sistemas
Purchase Order No. 26715752 for four Matched Sets of
Programmable RF Attenuators Model GA-2011 (for prototypes).

-- Aspid Comunicaciones, SA Purchase Order No. 2007/671 dated
20 December 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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