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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment End-Use Check On

VZCZCXYZ0009
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBO #2075 1611822
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091822Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3095
INFO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 8229
RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 2328

UNCLAS BOGOTA 002075

SIPDIS

FOR PM/DTCC-BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC ECON CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 050073566

REF: STATE 58722

1. THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST. SEE PARAGRAPH 5.

2. SUMMARY: In response to reftel, Econoff initiated efforts
with MilGroup Officer to confirm the purchase by the
Colombian Air Force (CAF) of 6 Mounting Brackets, part number
3E2652, and 1 Timer, part number 3E2311. However, Post was
unable to confirm the incorporation of the items into Super
Tucano aircraft manufactured by Foreign Consignee
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica of Brazil or their
use as spare parts for said aircraft. Post recommends that
Department follow-up directly with Foreign Intermediate
Consignees. End Summary.

3. 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
stated that the CAF had not ordered the subject parts for use
as spare parts for Super Tucano aircraft.

4. Reyes and Gomez stated that the CAF was in the process of
purchasing 25 Super Tucanos from Embraer-Empresa Brasileira
de Aeronautica of Brazil, of which 23 had already been
delivered with two more to be delivered in the near future.
Reyes and Gomez confirmed that the Super Tucanos being
ordered do have the subject Mounting Brackets and Timer.
Accordingly, with the current information Post cannot confirm
the particular purchase by the CAF of the subject Mounting
Brackets and Timer.

5. Post recommends that the Department contact Foreign
Intermediate Consignees Darrigo and Valente Transportes,
Ltda., Figwal Transportes Internacionais, Ltda., Minoica
Global Logistica, Ltda., ATrade de Cargo do Brasil, Ltda. and
Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica of Brazil to
determine the disposition of said parts.
BROWNFIELD

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