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

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RABAT FOR STUART SMITH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC MO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 05-050096158

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 05-050096158 for the
export of defense hardware and technical data to Morocco.
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 bona fides of the
transaction. Licensing Officer noted inconsistencies in the
Nontransfer and Use Certificates (DSP-83) that were submitted
with the application.

4. Action Rabat: Post should make appropriate inquiries to
verify the bona fides of foreign intermediate consignee
Technical Communication Solutions Maroc (TCSM) in the listed
transaction, and confirm that the Moroccan Ministry of
Defense, Army Signal Corps ordered the exact type and
quantity of United States Munitions List (USML) items listed
on the application. The following questions are provided as
suggested guidance:

For the Moroccan Ministry of Defense, Army Signal Corps:

--Are you familiar with TCSM?

--Did you order from TCSM the exact type and quantity of
items listed on this application?

-- If Moroccan Ministry of Defense, Army Signal Corps or
Direction of Reception and Transit signed and dated a
U.S. Department of State Nontransfer and Use Certificate,
please provide a copy of that document which verifies the
quantity
and value of the defense articles ordered.

--Is TCSM an official supplier/contractor for the Moroccan
Ministry of Defense? Does the Moroccan Ministry of Defense
have
any other contracts with TCSM?

For TCSM:

Department requests that Post conduct a site visit to TCSM 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.


--Does the company have proper supporting documentation,
including purchase orders and End use certificates from the
Moroccan MOD, 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 USML items,
especially the prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers
and re-exports?


End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050096158

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

12 Advanced Radar Surveillance System (ARSS-1) hardware and
associated components consisting of Transmitter Receiver
Antenna Unit P/N 366-1020

12 Drive Unit P/N 366-1500

12 Rugged Tripod Assembly P/N 337-1600

12 Signal Cable P/N 373-1023

12 ARSS Portable Interface P/N 337-1500 - consists of 1
Rugged Portable Computer Model CF-74 or GTEC A-790;
1 RS-422 CCA; 1 Radar Interface Box; Operational
Software

12 Transport Case P/N 377-1030

12 Operator and Basic Maintenance Manual P/N TM 115909

1 Warranty parts, spares, components and associated items
including cables and connector kits, tools


License Value: USD $2,415,600.

SELLER:

Griffon Corp./Telephonics Corp.
815 Broad Hollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Technical Communication Solutions Maroc (TCSM), SARL
1928 Massira
1 Temara
Rabat
MO
Telephonics Sales Representative

FOREIGN CONSIGNEES:

Moroccan Ministry of Defense
Direction of Reception and Transit
National Defense Administration
Procurement and Financial Affairs Department
Procurement Division
Foreign Purchasing Unit
BP P.O. Box 16241
Casablanca
MO
Tel: 022 22 11 50
Fax: (212-22) 22 14 40


END-USER:

Kingdom of Morocco
Moroccan Ministry of Defense
Inspection des Transmissions de Royale Army Forces
Army Signal Corps
Boulevard Hassan II
Rabat
MO
Fax: (212-37) 76 39 04

PURPOSE:

For end use by Moroccan Ministry of Defense Royale Army
Forces for border surveillance and desert security against
terrorists and illegal aliens.

6. Submitted in support of the license application was the
following document (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Post
upon request):

-- Non Transfer and Use Certificate (DSP-83) U.S. Applicant
dated 27 March 2008 and 03 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 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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