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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050101174

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 posts' assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on application 050101174 for the export
of a laser rangefinder receiver to Thailand. Posts are
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 end-user and
foreign consignee. Foreign end-user Laser Research Company
and foreign consignee Genetron Engineering Corporation Ltd.
have appeared on only a very few previous license
applications, and their bona fides have never been verified
by a Blue Lantern check. Posts should make appropriate
inquiries to verify the bona fides of Laser Research Company
and Genetron Engineering Corporation Ltd. and to confirm the
legitimacy of the proposed transaction. The following
questions are provided as suggested guidance:

ACTION EMBASSY BANGKOK, questions for the National Science
Agency of Thailand:

--Are you familiar with Laser Research Company?

--Is Laser Research Company an official participant in the
"Development of Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder" project sponsored
by the National Science Agency of Thailand with a project
period of 2003-2008? What is the nature and scope of the
company's work for your agency? Does the company need the
eyesafe laser rangefinder receiver listed on this application
in order to perform its work for your agency?

--Will Laser Research Company's relationship with the
National Science Agency continue after the "Development of
Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder" project ends this year? If so, in
what capacity? Does the company have relationships with any
other Thai government agencies?

ACTION EMBASSY BANGKOK, questions for Laser Research Company:

--Does the company have proper supporting documentation from
the National Science Agency of Thailand for this proposed
transaction? When did it first establish a relationship with
the Agency? Does the company have relationships with any
other Thai government agencies?

--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 understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports?

ACTION EMBASSY SINGAPORE, questions for Genetron Engineering
Corporation Ltd.:

--Does the company have proper supporting documentation for
this proposed transaction?

--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 understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports?

4. ACTION EMBASSIES BANGKOK AND SINGAPORE: Department
requests that posts conduct site visits to Laser Research
Company and Genetron Engineering Corporation Ltd. in order to
provide Department with assessments of their business
operations and on-site security. If a site visit is not
possible, please inform PM/DTCC case officer. Finally, posts
are asked to assess whether the companies appear to be
reliable recipients of USML items. End action.

5. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:

DTC Case: 050101174

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Model 759 Hybrid Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder Receiver
1 Application Note for Model 759
1 Test Data Sheet for Model 759 AMI DWG 6461


License Value: USD 948.00

SELLER:

HEICO Corporation
3000 Taft Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Company contact: Kelly L. Pacy, tel.: 407-339-4355, ext. 14

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Genetron Engineering Corporation Ltd.
1 Rochor Road
#02-604 Rochor Centre
Singapore
Tel.: (65) 6295 2938, (65) 6294 0228
Fax: (65) 6291 0636
E-Mail: genetron@pacific.net.sg
Web-site: www.genetron.com.sg

FOREIGN END-USER:

Laser Research Company Ltd.
159/12 Ramintra Rd. Bangkhen
Bangkok, 10220
Thailand
Tel: 662-971-8395
Fax: 662-552-0290

PURPOSE:

AMI 759 laser rangefinder receiver module will be used for
"Development of Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder" project sponsored
by National Science Agency of Thailand. Period of project
2003-2006.

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

--Purchaser order # GEC0000013600 from Genetron Engineering
Corporation Pte Ltd to Analog Modules Inc., dated 11 April
2008

--End-Use Statement from Laser Research Co. Ltd., signed by
Greangdech Prasong, Managing Director, dated 16 April 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 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:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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