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

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UNCLAS STATE 081085

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BOGOTA FOR ARI NATHAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050034620

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 license 050034620 for the
export of night vision devices (NVDs) to
Colombia. 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: Due to the sensitivity of the
equipment and the potential for their diversion or misuse,
the Department of State and the Department of Defense have
policies of carefully scrutinizing NVD export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached
to these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVDs
from loss, theft, or unauthorized access, and to perform
routine inventory checks by serial number. These records
are to be made available for review upon US Government
request. Post is requested to make appropriate inquiries
to confirm continued possession by the Colombian Air Force of
the NVDs, to determine the serial numbers of the NVDs, and to
verify that all NVDs are secure and being used only for the
purpose stated on the license. Department requests
that post conduct a site visit, if possible, in order to
gather and verify this information. If a site visit is
not possible, please obtain official written confirmation
of receipt and possession and inform PM/DTCC case officer.

4. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:

DTC Case: 050034620

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

29 M914A Night Vision Monocular, Gen III AN/PVS 14A with
standard accessories, FOM not to exceed 1250

License Value: USD 124,120.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, all 29 NVDs were
exported to Colombia on 13 July 2007. END COMMENT

SELLER:

Nightline, Inc.
10705 SW 104 St
Miami, FL 33176
Company contact: Cris Bartolomeo, tel.: 423-727-5900

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Deposito Habilitado
Fuerza Aerea Dicex
Bogota, DC
Colombia

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Fuerza Aerea Colombiana
Bogota
Colombia

PURPOSE:

Will be used exclusively by the Colombian Air Force for
counter narcotics operations, border patrol and
anti-terrorist operations.

5. Submitted in support of the license application were
the following documents (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to
post upon request):

--Contract No. 057 PA-ACOFA-2006 between the Colombian Air
Force and Nightline, Inc., signed by Coronel Juan Guillermo
Garcia Serna, Purchasing Agency Director, C.A.F., dated 29
December 2006

--End User Certification Form from the Colombian Air Force,
contract/purchase order No. 057 PA-ACOFA-2006, signed by
General Fernando Soler Torres, Segundo Comandante y Jefe de
Estado Mayor, FAC Colombia, undated

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), signed by
General Fernando Soler Torres, Segundo Comandante y Jefe de
Estado Mayor, FAC Colombia, dated 2 December 2007; and by
Brigadier General Gustavo Adolfo Ocampo Nahar, Jefe de
Seguridad y Defensa de Bases Areas FAC, dated 2 December 2007

-- Product brochure, including technical drawings and
Specifications

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 Mazzarelli, Phone: 202-663-3867; Email:
MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET: MazzarelliTP@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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