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

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN FOR JOHN MCINTYRE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC BX
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050126620

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 Embassy's assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 050126620 for the
export of a night vision goggle test set to Brunei. 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: Sensitive Commodity and need to
establish the Royal Brunei Armed Force's (RBAF) relationship
with foreign intermediate consignee KNT Engineering and
Trading.

4. ACTION BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN : Embassy is requested to make
inquiries with appropriate host government officials to
determine if the RBAF ordered and has received the NVG test
set and if so, confirm that the article will be used for the
purpose stated on the license. Export data indicates that
items worth $35,260 shipped from the United States to
Singapore on 7 November 2008. Post is requested to exercise
its contacts within the RBAF to verify this order.
END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050126620

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 ANV-126A-001 Goggle Test Set

License Value: USD 35,260.00

SELLER:

Hoffman Engineering Corporation
8 Riverbend Drive P.O. Box 4430
Stamford, CT 06907-0430
POC is Carla Hill, Tel. 203-428-8968

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Royal Brunei Armed Forces
Ministry of Defense Bolkiah Garrison BB3510
Negara Darussalam
Brunei
POC is YDM Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka
Seri Haji Awang Halbi
bin Haji Md Yussof, No Tel. Provided

FOREIGN INTERMEDITE CONSIGNEE

KNT Engineering and Trading
10 UBI Crescent #06-22 UBI Techpark
408564
Singapore
POC is Clinton Tan, Tel. (65) 6841 7998

FOREIGN END-USER:

Royal Brunei Armed Forces
Ministry of Defense Bolkiah Garrison BB3510
Negara Darussalam
Brunei
POC is YDM Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato Paduka
Seri Haji Awang Halbi
bin Haji Md Yussof, No Tel. Provided

PURPOSE:

RBAF will use the ANV-126A-001 test set to test their F4949
Night Vision Goggles.

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

--Purchase Order No. 12/LEX/C8 submitted by KNT Engineering
and Trading, signed by Susan Tan on 9 July 2008.

--DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate submitted by the
RBAF signed by YDM Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General Dato
Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Md Yussof on 4 August
2008; and KNT Engineering and Trading Program Manager Clinton
Tan, signed on 7 July 2008.

6. 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

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

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