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

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050097262

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 Embassy's assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on license 05-050097262 for
the export of Rafael aircraft engine spare parts and related
technical data to France. Embassy 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: Unfamiliar foreign intermediate
consignees, Defontaine SA and Transports Hervouet Sari.

4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with
appropriate French Ministry of Defense (MOD) officials to
determine if it has received the engine spare parts and that
the articles are being used for the purpose stated on the
license. Department requests that Embassy either contact or
conduct site visits (if this is geographically/financially
feasible) to Defontaine SA (POC: Gaelle Couve, Tel#: 33(0)2
40 67 89 73, Email: Gaelle-Couve@defontaine.com) and
Transports Hervouet Sari in order to assess their business
operations, on-site security, and general reliability as
recipients of United States Munitions List (USML) items. The
following questions are offered as suggested guidance with
Defontaine SA and Transports Hervouet Sari:

- Can the company provide documentation from the French MOD
(e.g. purchase order, contract, or letter of intent)
establishing it as the final end user of these items?

- Does the company keep proper, detailed records of its sales
and customers?

- Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) articles, particularly regarding
re-export and retransfer?

- What is the company's exact role in these transactions?

- Who are the company's main clients?

If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case
officer.

End Action.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050097262

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

40 Product Number: 307-086-304-8 (H03074951) Forgings

2 Unclassified technical data to ensure product is built to
spec (form, fit, function) to include test reports, product
specifications and quality review documentation.

License Value: USD $53,420.00

SELLER:

JFB Firth Rixson, Inc.
Corporate Trust Center 1209 Orange Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
909-349-6647

FOREIGN CONSIGNEES:

Dassault Aviation
52 bd Gen Delambre
95100 Argenteuil
FR

Snecma Groupe SAFRAN
Rue Henri AAuguste Desbrueres - BP81
91003 Evry Cedex
FR

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEES:

Transports Hervouet Sari
Zone artisanale Foret
44140 Le Bignon
FR

Freight Forwarder for Defontaine to Snecma
S.D.V. Logistique Internationale
14, Rue de la Belle Boren - BP 10355
95706 Roissy CDG Cedex
FR

Defontaine SA
3 Rue Louis Renault
44803 Saint Herblain
FR

FOREIGN END-USER:

French Ministry of Defense
25, Boulevard Victor
F 00460 Paris Armees
FR

PURPOSE:

For machining into finished parts for use on M88 engine for
Rafale Aircraft for end use by the French Ministry of Defense.

6. Submitted in support of the license application was the
following document (PM/DTCC will fax documentation upon
request):

-- Purchase Order prepared by Defontaine SA No: 423698, dated
3 March 2008

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 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

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

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