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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Pre-License End Use Check On

VZCZCXYZ0013
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1671 1791037
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281037Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2793
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEUITH/ODC ANKARA TU PRIORITY
RUEHAK/USDAO ANKARA TU PRIORITY

UNCLAS ANKARA 001671

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EG ETTC KOMC TU
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN PRE-LICENSE END USE CHECK ON
APPLICATION 05-050042160

REF: SECSTATE 57064

1. Per reftel request, we met with Guvenli Yasam (Full name:
Guvenli Yasam Is Guvenligi San. Tic. Ltd. Sti.) Founder/Owner
Hasan Deliduman in late May regarding license number
05-050042160. Deliduman confirmed all details of the
contract, including the order for 250 Camelbaks (Model:
Camelbak ChemBio Reservoir 4.0) and the end user, the
Egyptian military.

2. Guvenli Yasam is a small business run out of an apartment
building in a neighborhood with several small defense
contractors. Deliduman, who stated that he founded Guvenli
Yasam in 1985, has one employee at the main office address in
the Mebusevleri section of Ankara. This company specializes
in producing police and anti-riot equipment, and has a
production facility in the Ostem neighborhood, an industrial
area west of Ankara. Deliduman said that he began his
business in the 1980's with the production of helmets and
associate parts, but that in the 1990's his firm began more
advanced production of protective equipment, particularly for
police forces, in the domestic and global market. He
remarked that his company has been doing business with
Egyptian police and military forces for almost a decade now,
and received an award from the Egyptian Ministry of Defense
(MOD) for its products, which he showed us. He claimed that
his company has sold over 30,000 helmets and 20,000 batons to
Egypt. Deliduman said that Guvenli Yasam has also sold
equipment to police forces in the U.S., U.K., Israel,
Belgium, and several African countries. When asked about his
future corporate plans, Deliduman said future projects could
include non-police equipment such as field kitchens.
Deliduman provided a company brochure, his business card, and
contact information.

3. Deliduman claimed that this current agreement (license
number 05-050042160) is behind schedule due to delays on the
part of the American firm (Tradeways Ltd. in Annapolis,
Maryland). Tradeways, said Deliduman, in turn claims that
Defense Department delays are holding up the export of the
Camelbaks to Guvenli Yasam. He requested post's assistance
to determine the cause of the delay. According to Deliduman,
none of the 250 Camelbaks has arrived in Turkey yet.

4. Based on the meeting with Deliduman, who answered all of
our questions, we believe that Guvenli Yasam is a legitimate
company and that the end user of the Camelbaks is the
Egyptian military.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

WILSON

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