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

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ABUJA FOR GEOFFREY J. MARTINEAU
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC NI
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050122252

REF: A. 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK
B. ROME 2281 DATED 22 MAY 2003

1.(U) This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2.(U) The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests
Post's assistance in conducting a pre-license check on
application 050122252 for the
export of microwave amplifiers to Nigeria. Post is requested
to complete this Blue
Lantern inquiry within 30 days. Lack of a response to a Blue
Lantern inquiry will affect
pending and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3.(SBU) Reason for request: To confirm the bona fides of
transaction with the Nigerian
Government since application lacks contract, purchase order,
DSP-83 or other documentation from
end-user; Foreign Consignee, Sematron Italia, was the subject
of an unfavorable Blue Lantern
reported in Reftel B; and concern commodity may be diverted
to a proscribed entity.

4. (U) Action Embassy Abuja: Department requests that Post
make inquiries with the Nigerian
MOD to confirm that its Air Force ordered the items listed on
the application for the
stated purpose.


End Action Request.

5. (SBU) Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050122252

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2 Microwave Amplifiers Miteq P/N AMF-2F-091097-25-10P-TC-KC-M

2 Microwave Amplifiers Miteq P/N AFPD4-08200900-30-16P-TC-10V

2 Microwave Amplifiers Miteq P/N ABIT3-09100970-30-16P-S1


License Value: USD $10,050.


SELLER:

Miteq, Inc.
Attn: Elisha Troia
100 Davids Drive
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 439-9235

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEES:

Alenia Aeronautica SpA
Corso Marche 41
Turin
Italy

Galileo Avionica SpA
Via G.B. Grassi 93
Milan
Italy

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Sematron Italia SRL
Viale Marx, 153/2
00137 Rome
Italy
Tel: 39 06 86895015
Fax: 39 06 86802253
Email: customerservice@sematronitalia.eu

END-USER:

Headquarters Nigeria Air Force
Air Office Logistic
Garki District
Abuja
Nigeria


PURPOSE:

To be employed into the RADAR GABBIANO T200 which will be
integrated in the ATR42 Aircraft
MP Surveyor version. The ATR42 Aircraft will be used for
maritime patrol, search and rescue.
Platform is Airbourne Program: "GABBIANNO T200 RADAR".

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

-- Sematron Italia Purchase Order No. 280248/SI dated 20 May
08

-- Sematron Italia End-User/End-Use Information dated 20 May
08

-- Letter from Galileo Avionica which references P.O.
5100052936 dated 14 May 08

-- Miteq's Response to Sematron Italia's Request for Quote
No. 08050805 dated 8 May 08

7. (U) 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:
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

8. (U) Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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