Cablegate: Blue Lantern Pre-License End Use Check On
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UNCLAS STATE 104441
FOR POL THOMAS R. HINES
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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN PRE-LICENSE END USE CHECK ON
1. This is an action message. See paragraphs 2-4.
2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post assistance in conducting a
pre-license check for the export of hand grenade fuzes to
Thailand. 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: the type of hand grenade fuze listed
on the license application is for use with riot control
munitions. The Foreign End User is the Royal Thai Navy, and
no specific use for the fuzes was specified.
4. ACTION: Please contact the Foreign End User, the Royal
Thai Navy, Naval Ordnance Department, and verify its request
for the exact quantity and specific type of hand grenade fuze
listed below. Please also make inquiries to confirm intended
use. Will the fuzes be utilized in the manufacture of riot
control munitions? If not, in what type of hand grenade will
the fuzes be used? END ACTION.
5. License Information:
DDTC Case Number 05-050123710
1,005 Hand Grenade Fuze, Pyrotechnic, Igniting, 1.5 Second
Delay, Model No. 201
LICENSE VALUE: USD 10,050.00
Combined Systems Inc.
98 Cuttermill Road, Suite 231
Great Neck, New York 11021 USA
Royal Defence Company Ltd.
77/154 35th Floor, Sinn Sathorn Tower, Krungdhonburi Road
Klongtonsai, Klongsan, Bangkok 10600
FOREIGN END USER:
Royal Thai Navy
Naval Ordnance Department
Sattahip, Chonburi 20180
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
Crowd and riot control.
6. Additional documentation submitted in support of license
A) Royal Thai Navy Naval Ordnance Department End User
Certificate number MOD.0524/2844, dated 10 September 2008,
signed by Rear Admiral Narongpol Nabangchang, Director
B) U.S. Department of State DDTC DSP-83 Non-Transfer and Use
Certificate, signed by Charan Chawla (dated August 2008),
Managing Director, Royal Defence Co.; signed by Rear Admiral
Narongpol Nabangchang (dated 10 September 2008), Director
General, Naval Ordnance Department.
7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the DDTC Case Number
in the subject line. POC on this case is Peter Sabatini,
PM/DTCC, phone: 202-663-2819; ClassNet email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; OpenNet email:
email@example.com. The 2006 Blue Lantern Guide Book is
available on OpenNet at
Department thanks Post for its assistance in this matter.