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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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DE RUEHC #1545 3331736
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 291718Z NOV 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHSA/AMEMBASSY PRETORIA 5953
INFO RUEHSM/AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM 4102
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 3598
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC 0588

UNCLAS STATE 161545

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
PRETORIA FOR BAIMBA YILLA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC SF KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050029872

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 post-shipment end-use check on license number 05-050029872
for the export of defense articles to South Africa. Post is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern within 45 days. Lack

of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: To verify the bona fides of this
transaction with the end-user.

4. Action Request: Department requests that Post make
inquiries to confirm that the South African National Defense
Force received the listed United States Munitions List (USML)
articles, and that they are being used for the purpose stated
on the license.

End Action Request.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050029872

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

34 P/N: AM-1304 Hybrid RF Amplifier Ref: 1301-RYT-901-241/2

License Value: USD $9,520.

SELLER:

M/A Com, Inc.
Attn: Lorraine B. Wall
1011 Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01854
Tel: (978) 442-4499

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

SAAB AB (publ) SAAB Microwave Systems
Solhusgatan SE-412 89
Goteburg
Sweden
Tel: 46 31 794 90 00

FOREIGN END-USER:

South African National Defense Force
South African Air Force ARMSCOR
370 Nossob Street
Erasmuskloof Extension 4
Pretoria
South Africa

PURPOSE:

Material used in the IF amplifier, high frequency unit of the
PS-05/A Multimode Nose Radar in the JAS Grippen Multirole
Fighter.

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

- SAAB End-Use/End-User Statement dated 11 January 2007
- SAAB Purchase Order No. LTB109 dated 31 October 2006

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 Rachael-Therese Joubert-Lin, Phone:
202-663-2950; Email: JoubertLinRS@state.gov; SIPRNET:
JoubertLinRS@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://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf

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

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