Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check
DE RUEHJA #0054 2220612
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 100612Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8552
UNCLAS JAKARTA 010054
DEPT FOR EAP/IET, PM/DTCC/BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR - RICHARD
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC ECON ID
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-988275
REF: SECSTATE 0109099
1. Summary: Indonesia Police Air Wing (Polisi Udara)
verified on July 27 that it received one unit of Flir
Systems model ULTRA 8500 thermal imaging system in late
March 2006. It installed the equipment on its helicopter in
April and the system works properly. End summary.
2. Embassy contacted Polisi Udara's Head of Planning and
Procurement Major Hasanuddin on July 27 to verify receipt of
order number 05-988275. Hasunuddin confirmed that Polisi
Udara received the equipment detailed in reftel in late
March. He noted that the thermal imaging system is now
installed on its helicopter and works properly.
3. We also contacted consignee PT Diratama Jaya Mandiri's
(Diratama) President Director Irfan Kurnia Saleh. He
confirmed that Diratama received the equipment detailed in
reftel in late March, under order number 05-988275.
Diratama installed the equipment on Polisi Udara's
helicopter in April. In March, a Flir Systems technical
expert visited Jakarta and trained two Police helicopter
pilots. Saleh noted that representatives from Diratama and
Polisi Udara visited the Flir Systems factory in the U.S. in
May to learn more about its products and services.
4. Saleh indicated that Polisi Udara plans to sign purchase
orders in October for three additional cameras, model ULTRA
8500-XR thermal imaging systems, for delivery by the end of
2006. Polisi Udara intends to purchase the equipment
through IMREX Aviation, Flir's designated agent/distributor
located in Singapore.