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

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SIPDIS
BRASILIA FOR JOHN ERATH
TEL AVIV FOR BENJAMIN COOPER POL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC IS BR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050090697

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 Embassy's assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 05-050090697 for
the export of 7-45555-5 Landing Gear Lever to Brazil.
Embassy 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: Questionable routing to Brazil via
Israel and unfamiliar foreign intermediate consignee,
International Transportation LTD.

4. ACTION Brasilia: Embassy Brasilia is requested to make
inquiries with appropriate officials to determine if the
Brazilian Air Force, Ministerio da Defesa do Brasil, Commando
da Aeronautica, Sub Departmento de Desenvolvimento PGM Deped
has received the 7-45555-5 Landing Gear Lever and that the
articles are being used for the purpose stated on the
license.

End action Brasilia.

ACTION Tel Aviv: Department requests that Embassy Tel Aviv
conduct a site visit to Intl Transportation LTD in order to
assess its business operations, on-site security, and general
reliability as a recipient of United States Munitions List
(USML) items. The following questions are offered as
suggested guidance with Intl Transportation LTD:

- Can the company provide documentation from the Brazilian
Air Force? (e.g. purchase order, contract, or letter of
intent) firmly establishing it as the end user?

- What is the company's exact role in this transaction?

- Who are the company's main clients?

- Does the company keep proper, detailed records of its sales
and customers?

If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case
officer.

End action Tel Aviv.


5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050090697

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 7-45555-5 Landing Gear Lever

License Value: USD $4270.00

SELLER:

Triumph Group
205 Church Road
North Wales, PA 19454
212-616-9238

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Empraer - Empesa Brasileira de Aeronautica S/A
Estrada Municipal Auclides Martins, 2170
Gavio Peixoto - SP
BR

Empraer - Empesa Brasileira de Aeronautica S/A
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170
Sao Jose Dos Campos - SP
BR

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Intl Transportation LTD.
Maman Bldg Suite 807
Ben Gurion Airport
IS

FOREIGN END-USER:

Brazilian Air Force, Ministerio da Defesa do Brasil, Comando
da Aeronautica, Sub Departmento de Desenvolvimento PGM Deped
Esplanda Dos Ministerios, Bloco M Anexo A, 2 Andar
70045-900 Brasilia DF
BR

PURPOSE:

Landing gear lever for the Super Tucano Low-Wing Pressurized
Military Aircraft intended for surface attack, air support,
and advance training missions, powered by a turboprop engine.

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 Watkins, Phone: 202-663-2814; Email:
WatkinsTR@state.gov; SIPRNET: WatkinsTR@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 posts' assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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