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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment Check On License

VZCZCXYZ0018
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBO #2074 1611814
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091814Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3094
INFO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 8228
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 0126
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 2327

UNCLAS BOGOTA 002074

SIPDIS

FOR PM/DTCC-BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC ECON CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT CHECK ON LICENSE
050059746

REF: STATE 58815

1. In response to reftel, Econoff initiated efforts with
MilGroup Officer to confirm the purchase by the Colombian Air
Force (CAF) of 2 Wheel Assemblies, part number 3-1588. Post
specifically sought to confirm the items incorporation into
Super Tucano aircraft manufactured by Foreign Consignee
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica of Brazil or use as
spare parts for said aircraft.

2. On June 9, Econoff and MilGroup Officer met with Colonel
Jaime Ivan Reyes Rincon, Director of Logistics Procurement
for the CAF, and Lt. Colonel Armin Oswaldo Gomez Guzman,
Subdirector of Acquisitions for the CAF. Reyes and Gomez
confirmed that the CAF had ordered the subject Wheel
Assemblies as part of a larger, USD 2.384 million contract
with Embraer for spare parts for Super Tucano aircraft.
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