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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050101125

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-5.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Embassy's assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 050101125 for the
export of gyroscopes to the Philippine Air Force. Embassy is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within 45 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, Aviatek
Enterprise, sensitive commodity, gyroscopes.

4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate Philippine Air Force (PAF) officials to determine
if it received the gyroscopes and that the articles are being
used for the purpose stated on the license. Please contact
PAF rep BrigGen Jaime E Largo, Wing Commander, 220th MW.
According to Automated Export System (AES) records, items
shipped from the United States on June 28, 2008 and may have
transited Thailand before going to the RP. Please clarify
with end user and foreign consignee, Aviatek, the exact
routing of this export.

5. ACTION: Department also requests post conduct a site visit
to Aviatek in order to assess its business operations,
on-site security, and general reliability as a recipient of
United States Munitions List (USML) items. Aviatek POC is
Jose C Figueras II, Managing Director, TEL: 632-727-0870;
Reference Purchase Order # A-190308. The following questions
are provided as suggested guidance with Aviatek:

- Can Aviatek provide documentation from the PAF (e.g.
purchase order, contract, or letter of intent) establishing
it as the final end user of these items?

- Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) articles, particularly regarding
re-export and retransfer?

- What is the company's exact role in this transaction?

- Who are the company's main clients?

If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case
officer.

End Action.


6. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050101125

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

3 2586333-1 Gyroscope

License Value: USD 20,400

SELLER:

United Technologies Corporation
One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06101

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Aviatek Enterprise
65 Balete Drive
Quezon City 1100 RP

FOREIGN END-USER:

Philippine Air Force
The Wing Commander - 420th Supply Wing
CJ Villamor Air Base, Pasay City
Metro Manila 1309 RP


PURPOSE:

Routine repair/maintenance of C-130 aircraft.


7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
request. 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

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

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