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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Application 050122252

VZCZCXRO3214
PP RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHUJA #2007 2841142
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 101142Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY ABUJA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4146
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0395
RUEHOS/AMCONSUL LAGOS 0063
RHMFISS/HQ USAFRICOM STUTTGART GE
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHDC
RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE
RUZEJAA/JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK

UNCLAS ABUJA 002007

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/W, INR/AA
PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
EMBASSY ROME FOR CHRISTOPHER CURRAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV ETTC KOMC NI
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: APPLICATION 050122252

REF: SECSTATE 98422

Per reftel, Post has confirmed the bona fides of Application
050122252. On October 9, 2008, Poloff and Air Attache met
with Nigerian Air Force Director of Logistics Air Commodore
A. Saddieq, who initially confirmed the sale, saying that the
Air Force did indeed have ATR42 Aircraft on order, and that
the order of Microwave Amplifiers sounded familiar. He
promised his office would follow up shortly, which it did in
an October 10 note that said, "This is to confirm that the
commodities and quantities highlighted in DTC Case: 050122252
are to be employed into the RADAR GABBIANO T200 which will be
integrated in the ATR 42 MPA aircraft for the Nigerian Air
Force. (signed) Wing Commander AT Marquis, Programme
Manager, ATR 42 MPA NAF".
Piascik

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