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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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SIPDIS
SINGAPORE FOR ELIZABETH CROSSON AND ABU DHABI FOR OLIVER B. JOHN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SN AE
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050072150

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 Embassies, assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 050072150 for the
export of CH-47D helicopter spare component parts to the
United Arab Emirates (UAE). Embassies are requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: unfamiliar foreign intermediate
consignee, AJ Aero Support Pte., Ltd. (in Singapore).

4. ACTION Singapore: Department requests that Embassy conduct
a site visit to AJ Aero Support Pte., Ltd. (AJ Aero) in order
to verify its bona fides. Embassy should assess AJ Aero,s
reliability as a recipient of USML articles, and assess its
operations and on-site security. Emphasize that the
unauthorized re-export and retransfer of USML items is
strictly prohibited. Post should ask AJ Aero to provide
documentation establishing its order for the items in
question and to show that the UAE MOD is the final end user.
END ACTION SINGAPORE.

ACTION Abu Dhabi: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate host government officials to determine if the UAE
Armed Forces Logistics Staff has received the CH-47D
helicopter spare component parts from The Parragon Group and
that the articles are being used for the purpose stated on
the license. Export data indicates that items worth $2,954
shipped from the United States on December 8, 2007 and the
remainder of the license balance ($23,834) shipped from the
U.S. on March 14, 2008. Post is requested to contact the UAE
MOD to verify receipt of this order. UAE POC is Staff
Colonel (Deputy Director, General Purchasing) Yahya Yousuf
Abdulla Al Baloushi, Tel. No. 971-2-4414999, Purchase Order
No. DP3/5/27/1/2007/92/F/A and DP3/5/27/1/2007/92/F/B signed
on September 7, 2008.
END ACTION ABU DHABI

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050072150

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2 P/N 114S6003-21 Extension Cargo Ramp
2 P/N 114E5119-2 CH47-D Sling

License Value: USD 26,788

SELLER:

The Parragon Group
6780 East Bay Blvd.
Navarre, FL 32566

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

M/S Griffin Establishment
Mina Zayed Free Zone, Plot No. 155
Abu Dhabi
AE

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

AJ Aero Support Pte., Ltd.
489A Tampines Street 45 #08-153
Singapore
SN

FOREIGN END-USER:

United Arab Emirates Logistics Staff
G.H.Q. Armed Forces DTE, General Purchasing
Abu Dhabi
AE

PURPOSE:

The Ramp Extension will be used to facilitate loading of
vehicles and cargo onto the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The
Sling, Aircraft Maintenance will be used to remove and
reinstall heavy components on the helicopter.

6. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
request. POC is Tim Mazzarelli, Phone: 202-663-3867; Email:
MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET: MazzarelliTP@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

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

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