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

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UNCLAS STATE 063427

SIPDIS
MADRID FOR E. STROTHER MURRAY
POLMIL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-971940

REF: BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK 2006

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-3.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on license 05-971940 for the export of
night vision devices (NVDs) to Spain. Post is 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: Due to the sensitivity of the
equipment and the potential for their diversion or misuse,
the Department of State and the Department of Defense have
policies of carefully scrutinizing NVD export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached to
these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVDs from
loss, theft, or unauthorized access, and to perform routine
inventory checks by serial number. These records are to be
made available for review upon US Government request. Post
is requested to make appropriate inquiries to determine or
confirm the following:

--The exact quantity and serial numbers of any NVDs received
by the Spanish Marines under this license

--Continued possession by the Spanish Marines of the NVDs

--Whether the actual end-use of the NVDs is the same as the
end-use listed on this license

--Whether the Spanish Marines are expecting any further
shipments of NVDs under this license

--All NVDs are secure and being used only for the purpose
stated on the license

4. Department requests that post conduct a site visit, if
possible, in order to gather and verify this information. If
a site visit is not possible, please obtain official written
confirmation of receipt and possession and inform PM/DTCC
case officer.

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

DTC Case: 05-971940

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2,000 F6015 Series (AN/PVS-14) Gen 3 Monocular Night Vision
Device and all associated accessories
2,000 Compass
2,000 Helmet Mount Assembly, PASGT, PVS-7/14
6,000 Eyeguard
500 5X Magnifier Lens Assembly

License Value: USD 5,246,400.00

(COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, only 350 of the
2,000 monocular NVDs have been exported to Spain in three
separate shipments on 05/27/2006, 08/30/2006, and 03/24/2007.
It is possible that the end-user reduced the quantity of
NVDs ordered from 2,000 to 350. END COMMENT.)

SELLER:

ITT Industries Night Vision
7635 Plantation Rd.
Roanoke, VA 24019
Company contact: David J. Burkle, tel.: 540-362-7380

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

A.G.C., S.L.
Centro de Carga Aerea de Madrid - Barajas
Edificio de Servicios Generales
Officina No 304
Madrid, 28042
Spain
Tel.: 34 91 329 38 50

Elint, S.A.
Sagitario, 1
28023 Aravaca (Madrid)
Tel.: 91 307 88 43 and 91 307 01 56
Fax: 91 357 24 13

FOREIGN END-USER:

Spanish Marines
Ministry of Defense
Avda. Pio XII, 83
Madrid, 28071
Spain
Tel.: 34 91 379 55 00

PURPOSE:

The night vision equipment is for use by the Spanish Marines
for night operations in Spain.

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

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), signed by
Carlos Dominguez, Product Manager, Elint S.A., dated
06.13.05; and signed by Luis Lago, Contracting Manager,
Comandancia Gral. de la Infantreia de Marina, Seccien de
Tactica, dated 06.13.05.

--Purchase order number 273577 or 0491/BZ/MAR/05 from Elint,
S.A. to ITT Night Vision, dated June 14, 2005

--End-Use Statement by Elint, S.A., signed by Luis Lago,
Contracting Manager, dated 06.14.05

--Product brochure, including technical drawings and
specifications

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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