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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Level 3 Pre-License

VZCZCXYZ0021
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHTV #2743 2541359
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111359Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3236
INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS TEL AVIV 002743

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTCC (BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR)
STATE FOR NEA/IPA (PECCIA)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC IS
SUBJECT: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3 PRE-LICENSE
END-USE CHECK ON APPLICATION 05-050053682

REF: STATE 125684

1. (SBU) Acting on instructions in reftel, Blue Lantern
Officer checked with the U.S. Naval Attache in DAO Tel Aviv,
who confirmed that the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command
has ordered the defense hardware listed in DTC Case
05-050053682. The Naval Attache explained that the items are
flares produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI), Ltd.,
and that Naval Air Systems Command is purchasing the flares
as part of a project to improve them for integration into
aircraft protection systems.

2. (SBU) Embassy Tel Aviv views the transaction in question
as legitimate and recommends a favorable closing of the case.

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