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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 CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050031992 AND 050033446

REF: BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK 2006

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-3.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on licenses 050031992 and 050033446 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 Navy 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:

A.

DTC Case: 050031992

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 M949 AN/AVS-9 style Gen III FOM less than 1250 incuding
standard accessories

License Value: USD 73,400.00

(COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, all 5 NVDs were
exported to Colombia on August 24, 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 Direccion de Abastecimientos de la Armada
Nacional
Carrera 63A No. 14-99
Bogota
Colombia

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Armada Nacional
Direccion de Abastecimentos
Bogota
Colombia

PURPOSE:

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

B.

DTC Case: 050033446

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

99 AN/PVS 14 night vision monocular Gen III FOM less than
1250 incuding standard accessories

License Value: USD 405,801.00

(COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, all 99 NVDs were
exported to Colombia on September 29, 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 Direccion de Abastecimientos de la Armada
Nacional
Carrera 63A No. 14-99
Bogota
Colombia

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional
Armada Nacional
Bogota
Colombia

PURPOSE:

Will be used exclusively by the Colombian Navy 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):

A.

--End User Certification Form from Armada Nacional,
contract/purchase order no. 212-ARC-DIABA-2006, signed by
Vicealmirante Pineda Gallo Carlos Humberto, Segundo
Comandante Armada Nacional, undated

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), signed by CN
Cesar Augusto Gomex Pinillos, Encargado de las Funciones de
la Jefatura de Material Naval, dated 21 December 2006; and by
VALM Carlos Humberto Pineda Gallo, Segundo Comandante Armada
Nacional, dated 21 December 2006

--Product brochure, including technical drawings and
specifications

B.

--Contract (Contrato de Compraventa) no. 107/06 RO-MDN-ARC
between the Armada Nacional and Nightline, Inc., signed by
Juan Manuel Santos C., Ministro de Defensa Nacional, and by
Carlos Fidel Fajardo Castillo, Representatante Legal de
IMDICOL Ltda, Apoderada en Colombia de Nightline Inc., dated
20 November 2006

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), signed by
CALM Jose Joaquin Sanabria Fonseca, Jefe Operaciones
Logisticas Armada Nacional, dated 2 February 2007; and by
VALM Carlos Humberto Pineda Gallo, Segundo Comandante Armada
Nacional, dated 2 February 2007

--End User Certification Form from Armada Nacional,
contract/purchase order no. 107/06 RO-MDN-ARC, signed by
Vicealmirante Pineda Gallo Carlos Humberto, Segundo
Comandante Armada Nacional, undated

--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. POC is Tim Mazzarelli, PM/DTCC, 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
Electronic Library collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

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

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