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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

VZCZCXYZ0014
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #4616 3131458
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091441Z NOV 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY KAMPALA 0000

UNCLAS STATE 154616

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
KAMPALA FOR NATHAN FLOOK

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC UG
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050071971

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 05-050071971 for the export of
pistols and ammunition to Uganda. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: Large quantity of firearms and
ammunition is being exported to Uganda for the protection of
dignitaries during Commonwealth Heads of State and Government
Meeting. Confirmation of stated end-use and determination of
ultimate use following Meeting is requested.

4. Action Request: Post should make appropriate inquiries to
confirm that the Ugandan Ministry of Defense (MOD) will be
using the exported items for the protection of dignitaries
during the Commonwealth Heads of State and Government
Meeting. Post should seek verification to justify why such a
large quantity of firearms and ammunition is necessary. Post
should also seek information regarding final disposition and
end-use of the firearms and ammunition following the
conclusion of the Meeting. In its reply, Post is encouraged
to comment on any other information pertinent to this
transaction such as security of facilities and other concerns
about the parties involved.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050071971

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

500 Taurus PT92 9mm Pistols w/ 17 1 Round Magazine capacity
(semi-automatic)

1000 17 Round Magazines for Taurus PT92 9mm Pistol

150000 9mm 115 Grain Full Metal Jacket Ball Ammunition

License Value: USD $310,550

SELLER:

DPA Innovations, INC.
1573 Sheridan Road
Coopersburg, PA 18036

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user.

FOREIGN END-USER:

Government of the Republic of Uganda Ministry of Defense
PO Box 3798
Kampala, Uganda

PURPOSE:

VIP protection for the Commonwealth Heads of State and
Government meeting scheduled to be held in Kampala in
November 2007.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

Basic Ordering Agreement between Defense Condition One and
the Republic of Uganda dated 8 Oct 2007

Letter of Explanation from Defense Condition One dated 9 Oct
2007.

Contract Between Government of the Republic of Uganda and
Defense Condition One (No. MOD/014/2007) dated 11 Sept 2007

Signed DSP-83

Confirmation of Order from Republic of Uganda dated 20 July
2007 (ref no. TS59/25/4)

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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