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Cablegate: France: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-License End Use

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS PARIS 008269

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC FR
SUBJECT: FRANCE: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-LICENSE END USE
CHECK ON LICENSE 05-928205

REF: STATE 211262

1. Per reftel, Post Blue Lantern Action Officer contacted French
company Ixsea Oceano and spoke with CEO Thierry Gaiffe as well
as Quality Director Nicolas Faussot. Both were very
cooperative. Faussot thoroughly answered all of our questions.

2. First, Faussot confirmed that Ixsea ordered four (2)
accelerometers (QA 3000, P/N 979-3100-001, order number CF
4M000304) from Honeywell on April 16, 2004. They were received
on August 2, 2004, under license number 928205 (Honeywell
invoice number 63158053).

3. Faussot also confirmed that the accelerometers had been
ordered and were used/integrated for the design of a prototype
for intertial navigation (centrale de navigation inertielle)
developed by Ixsea in the framework of their work with the
French Naval Construction Directorate (Direction des
Constructions Navales). This prototype is Ixsea property for
their exclusive use in the context of their internal design
project. Faussot asserted that their prototype has not be
delivered to any client and they have been (and will continue)
to respect the conditions of the export license end user
agreement.

4. Lastly, Faussot said that his company systematically makes
and stands by commitments in importation agreements to not/not
deliver imported material, no matter what its nature, to
entities under U.S. embargo, as stipulated in the Export
Administration Regulations.

Stapleton

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