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

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PRETORIA FOR BAIMBA YILLA AND BERLIN FOR SHANE M. PETERSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC SF GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050115687

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 post-shipment check on application 050115687 for the export
of accelerometers to South Africa. Post 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: Sensitivity of commodity and
unfamiliar foreign intermediate consignee, Advanced Sensors
Calibration GmbH. The company has appeared on a previous
license application but the bona fides of the company have
not been verified by a Blue Lantern check.

4. ACTION PRETORIA: Embassy is requested to make inquiries
with appropriate host government officials to determine if
the South African DoD ordered and has received the
accelerometers and if so, confirm that the articles will be
used for the purpose stated on the license. Automated Export
Data (AES) indicates that items worth $30,243 were shipped
from the U.S. on 13 September 2008.

5. ACTION BERLIN: Department also requests that Embassy make
appropriate inquiries to verify the bona fides of foreign
intermediate consignee Advanced Sensors Calibration GmbH, and
to confirm the legitimacy of this transaction. PM/DTCC also
requests that post conducts a site visit to the company in
order to provide Department with an assessment of its
business operations and on-site security. Finally, post is
asked to assess whether the company appears to be a reliable
recipient of USML items. If a site visit is 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?

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

--Will Advanced Sensors Calibration GmbH retain positive
control over the accelerometers at all times?

--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: 050115687

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

12 Accelerometers, Model QA-2000

License Value: USD 30,243.00

SELLER:

Honeywell International, Inc.
15001 NE 36th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
POC is L. Kolodziejczyk, Tel. 763-954-2921

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Carl Zeiss Optronics
carl-Zeiss-Strasse 22 73447
Oberkochen
Germany
POC is Director, Traugott Tietz, Tel. 49 73 64 20-2981

Rafael, Armament Development Authority Ltd.
Missile Division, P.O. 2250 31021
Haifa
Israel
POC is Moti Demri, No Tel. provided

Saab AB
Saab Aerosystems Broderna Uggles Gate, Godsport B/HUS 103
Linkoping
Sweden
POC is Director of Export Controls and Licensing, Magnus
Adolfsson, No Tel. provided

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

Advanced Sensors Calibration GmbH
Mederer Strasse 1 85501
Ingolstadt
Germany
POC Renate Bay, Tel. 49 (0) 841/881356-10

FOREIGN END-USER:

Department of Defense
Acquisition Division Private Bag X910
Pretoria
POC is Director, Directorate of Coventional Arms Control,
S.D. Dladla, Tel. 27 (0) 12 355-5216

PURPOSE:

The Honeywell QA-2000 accelerometers will be integrated into
the laser designator pod for end-use on the Gripen aircraft
in South Africa.

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

--Purchase Order No. 50416 submitted by Advanced Sensors
Calibration GmbH on 30 July 2007, POC is Renate Bay

--DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate submitted by the
Directorate for Coventional Arms Control SA, signed by Acting
Director S.D. Dladla on 31 October 2007; Carl Zeiss Optronics
GmbH, signed by Program Manager Peter Heb on 23 July 2007;
South Africa Department of Defense, signed by Director of
Acquisition (illegible) on 31 October 2007; Rafael Armament
Development Authority Ltd., signed by Program Manager Moti
Demri on 09 July 2007; and SAAB AB, signed by Director of
Export Controls and Licenses, Mangus Adolffson on 03 July 2008

--Nontransfer/End-user Certificate (Republic of South Africa)
signed by the Director of the Directorate of Coventional Arms
Control, S.D. Dladla on 11 May 2007

--End-user Statement submitted by Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH,
signed by Peter Heb and Traugott Tietz on 02 May 2007

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 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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