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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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TOKYO FOR CHARLIE CROUCH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC JA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050113111

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 050113111 for the export
of a pressure switch for the P-X patrol aircraft to Japan.
Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within
30 days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will
affect pending and future licenses involving parties to this
license.

3. Reason for request: Questions about whether platform in
question, P-X patrol aircraft, is presently active in the
inventory of the Japanese Ministry of Defense (JMOD). Also,
unfamiliar foreign consignee, Global Gate, Inc.

4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make appropriate inquiries
to confirm that the JMOD ordered the pressure switch listed
below and to determine whether the P-X patrol aircraft is now
in active service and beyond the development stage.
Moreover, open sources indicate that Kawasaki is the
developer of the P-X aircraft. Will Kawasaki play any role
in this proposed transaction? Department also requests that

Embassy contact Global Gate in order to provide assessment of
its business operations, on-site security, and general
reliability as a recipient of United States Munitions List
(USML) items. Can Global Gate provide documentation
establishing the JMOD as the end user of the defense articles
in question? POC at Global Gate may be reached at TEL:
81-3-5574-0911, reference Purchase Order # 0345 dated July
11, 2008. END ACTION.


5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050113111

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 1203P0182 Pressure Switch 530K06112-801

License Value: USD 3,416.00

SELLER:

Global Gate US Inc
19001 Harborgate Way, #104
Torrance, CA 90501

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
10 Oye-Cho, Minato-Ku, Nagoya-Shi
Aichi, Japan

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Global Gate, Inc
Entsuji Gadelius Bldg 2-39
Akasaka, 5-chome Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japani

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministry of Defense Japan
5-1, Ichigayahonmuracho, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo, Japan

PURPOSE:

To be installed and used for pressure line of the hydraulic
system of P-X patrol aircraft


6. 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 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 post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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