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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment End Use Check On

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R 301412Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 2337
INFO RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC 2491
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 4797
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS STATE 135041

SIPDIS
FOR ECON ERIC J. RUETER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC FR KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 050102478

1. This is an action message. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post assistance in conducting a
post-shipment check for the export of AWACS aircraft spare
parts to France. 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: Jane's and other open source Order of
Battle information shows that the French Air Force operates
four U.S.-origin E-3F Sentry AWACS aircraft. However, the
purchase order from the Foreign Intermediate Consignee,
Satori, states that the Foreign End User of the spare parts
is the French Army.

4. ACTION: Please contact the French Ministry of Defense and
verify its request for the quantity and type of the
commodities listed below. Please also confirm intended use.
END ACTION.

5. License Information:

DDTC Case Number 050102478

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

02 Solenoid Assembly, P/N 25323-1

02 Seat Pilot Valve, P/N 1650-01-033-4564

Note: DHS shipment data indicates that the two solenoid
pieces were exported on 11/12/2008.

LICENSE VALUE: USD 29,980.00

APPLICANT:

Prime Industries Inc.
406 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 USA

SOURCE:

Eaton Aerospace/Sterer Engineering
3020 West Empire Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90039 USA

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Satori
Zone Sud, 185 rue de Rome, BP 151
93352 Le Bourget Cedex
FRANCE

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE/FOREIGN END USER:

French Army
MIBC
Le Bourget
FRANCE

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

For repair and maintenance of AWACS E-3F for the French Army.

6. Additional documentation submitted in support of license
application:

Satori Purchase Order Number A084978, dated 30/04/2008

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the DDTC Case Number
in the subject line. POC on this case is Peter Sabatini,
PM/DTCC, phone: 202-663-2819; ClassNet email:
sabtinipj@state.sgov.gov; OpenNet email:
sabatinipj@state.gov. The 2006 Blue Lantern Guide Book is
available on OpenNet at
http://fsi.state.gov/fsi/spas/default.asp?ID= 1588
Department thanks Post for its assistance in this matter.
RICE

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