Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY LONDON 0000
UNCLAS STATE 070382
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TAGS: ETTC KOMC UK
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 05-050110612
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
05-050110612 for the export of
defense hardware to the United Kingdom. It is requested that
you 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: Foreign Intermediate Consignee, Link
Microtek Limited, has never been the
subject of a Blue Lantern inquiry.
4. Action London: Department requests that Post establish
the bona fides of Link Microtek Limited as
a responsible recipient of United States Munitions List
(USML) items. Conduct a site visit to
assess the company's reliability as a recipient of USML
articles, and assess its operations
and on-site security. Emphasize that the unauthorized
re-export or retransfer of USML items
is strictly prohibited.
Make inquiries within the Ministry of Defence to confirm that
it ordered the USML items listed on
license application 05-050110612 for the stated end-use.
The following questions provide suggested guidance:
(To: Link Microtek Limited):
- Please confirm an order to be shipped under license
- How long has your company been in the business of
importing and selling defense articles?
What other products are sold by your company? Does your
company do business (or has it done business)
under any other names?
- Does your company conduct business involving USML
articles with any countries besides the
United Kingdom? If so, where? If your company has offices
overseas, where are they located?
- Are you familiar with the restrictions against the
unauthorized re-export or retransfer of
U.S.-origin defense articles?
5. Details of License Application:
DTC Case: 05-050110612
3 GG70120-73 SWITCH LIMITERS
3 GG70120-72 SWITCH LIMITERS
LICENSE VALUE: USD $7,320.
75 Technology Drive
Lowell, MA 01851
FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:
Link Microtek Limited
Intec 4.1, Wade Road
Tel: 44 0 1256 355771
Fax: 44 0 1256 355118
Thales (Aerospace Division)
Crawley, West Sussex
Ministry of Defence
B534 8JH UK
For integration into the communication system, which includes
long range S1850M Radar and Radar Electronic support measures
for the Type 45 Destroyer.
6. Submitted in support of the license application was the
following document (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Post
-- Purchase Order No. POR0014498 from Link Microtek Limited
dated 8 January 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:
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf
8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
End Action Request.