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

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RABAT FOR STUART SMITH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC MO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050086962

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 check on application 050086962 for the export
of C-130 spare parts to Morocco. Some items shipped from the
U.S. to Morocco via Greece on March 28 and April 5, 2008, but
over $5.5 million remains to be exported. Post is requested
to complete this Blue Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Unusual routing to the Royal Air
Force of Morocco (RAFM) via Greece.

4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate RAFM officials to determine if it has received
the C-130 spare parts from Hellenic Aerospace Industry in
Greece and that the articles are being used for the purpose
stated on the license. What is the nature of the RAFM's
relationship with Hellenic Aerospace? Are there any
additional foreign parties, including consignees in Morocco,
involved in this transaction? Does the RAFM understand the
restrictions on United States Munitions List (USML) articles,
particularly regarding re-export and retransfer? Post may
find it useful to reference Hellenic Aerospace Industries
Letter of Intent dated December 5, 2007 and signed by P.
Bourtzinakos, Director. END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050086962

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Lots Minor parts, components, and accessories for the C-130
aircraft

License Value: USD 6,000,000

SELLER:

MAC Aerospace Corporation
14558 Lee Road
Chantilly, VA 20151

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A.
Athens Tower Messogion 2-4
115-27 Athens, Greece

FOREIGN END-USER:

Royal Air Force of Morocco
Mohammed V. Avenue B.P. 1002
Rabat-Maroc, Morocco

PURPOSE:

Minor parts, components, and accessories to be used for the
repair and maintenance of the C-130 aircraft operated by the
RAFM.


6. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
request. POC is Tim Watkins, Phone: 202-663-2814; Email:
WatkinsTR@state.gov; SIPRNET: WatkinsTR@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

7. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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