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

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UNCLAS STATE 102660

SIPDIS
MOSCOW FOR NICKOLAS KATSAKIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050122921

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 050122921 for the export
of infrared searchlights to Russia. 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: Unfamiliar foreign consignee JSC
Kumertau Aircraft Production Enterprise and unfamiliar
end-user CJSC Techpromoservice. Neither company has appeared
on any previous license applications, nor have the bona fides
of the companies been verified by a Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION: Department requests that Embassy make appropriate
inquiries to verify the bona fides of unfamiliar foreign
consignee JSC Kumertau Aircraft Production Enterprise and
unfamiliar end-user CJSC Techpromoservice and to confirm the
legitimacy of this proposed transaction. PM/DTCC also
requests that post conducts site visits to the companies in
order to provide Department with an assessment of their
business operations and on-site security. Finally, post is
asked to assess whether the companies appear to be a reliable
recipients of USML items. If site visits are not possible,
please inform the PM/DTCC officer.

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

--Does the company have supporting documentation for this
proposed transaction?

--Are all parties to the transaction cited on the
authorization request?

--Does the company have secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling sensitive
USML items?

--What is the exact end-use for this USML item?

--When was the company established and who are its
principals?

--What is the nature of its business -- what type of items
does it handle, does it serve as a broker?

--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located?

--Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports?

END ACTION

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050122921

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight Assembly
1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight Control
Box Assembly
1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight Gimbal
Assembly
1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight External
Cable Assembly
1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight Cable
Assembly
1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight cable
Assembly
1 SX-16 In-Flight Changeover Infrared Searchlight Operations
& Maintenance Manual


License Value: USD 29,020.00

SELLER:

The Boeing Company
100 North Riverside
Chicago, IL 60606
POC is Stephen P. Wallace, Tel. (818)898-2831

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

JSC Kumertau Aircraft Production Enterprise
15A Novozarinskaya Str
Kumertau
Russia
POC is General Director Malyarenko M.K.

FOREIGN INTERMEDITE CONSIGNEE

Avitronics International AB
P.O. Box 607
Jarfalla
Sweden

FOREIGN END-USER:

CJSC Techpromoservice
Rossiysskaya Street 33/4 8th Floor
Ufa
Russia
POC is General Director Yunusov O.V.

PURPOSE:

The commodities will be used for search and rescue operations
on the KA-32A11BC helicopter.

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

--DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate submitted by General
Director Malyarenko M.K., JSC Kumertau Aircraft Production
Enterprise, General Director Yunusov O.V., CJSC
Techpromoservice, and Director Robert Eklund, Avitronics
International AB on 23 May 2008.

--Purchase Order No. KUM-STG 08-01/88 submitted by AviTronics
International AB on 25 April 2008 on 11 September 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 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

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

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