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

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E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE NO. 05-050091548

REF: 2006 BLUE LANTERN GUIDEBOOK

1.(U) This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. (U) 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 05-050091548 for the
export of defense hardware to the Czech Republic. PM/DDTC
Blue Lantern outreach team plans to accompany post to conduct
this check during its visit to Prague on September 8 and 9.
Post is requested to contact Lom Praha and arrange a meeting
with Blue Lantern team during this time period to discuss
this transaction.

3. Reason for request: Lack of documentation from the Czech
MoD, and need to verify its relationship with foreign
consignee Lom Praha S.P.

4. ACTION Prague: Embassy and PM/DDTC team is requested to
make inquiries with appropriate host government officials to
determine if the Czech MoD ordered the Mi-171Sh helicopter
spare component parts from Tel Instrument Electronics Corp.
and that the articles will be used for the purpose stated on
the license. Automated Export System (AES) data indicates
that the said items have NOT yet been shipped from the U.S.
Due to the lack of end-user documentation, Post is requested
to exercise its contacts within the Czech MoD to establish
the bona fides of this transaction. (POC is Mgr. Jiri
Stanek, Acting Director, Armaments Division, No telephone
number provided)
END ACTION PRAGUE

5. (SBU) Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050091548

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 T47G Transponder/Interrogator/TACAN/DME/TCAS with EHS and
ADS-B test set utilized for the ground testing of aircraft
navigation equipment

1 T-36M NAV/COMM test set. Utilized for ground-based testing
of basic aircraft navigational and communication equipment.

License Value: USD $30,090.

SELLER:

Tel Instrument Electronics Corp
Attn: Joseph Macaluso
728 Gardern Street
Carlstadt, NJ 07072

FOREIGN CONSIGNEES:

Esterline (Muirhead Avionics)
3 Square One Heathrow Southall Lane
Southall, Middlesex
United Kingdom

Lom Praha S.P.
Touzimska 583
197 03 Prague 9 Kbely
The Czech Republic
Tel:420 296505757
Fax:420 286857714

END-USER:

Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic
Armaments Division
Namesti Svobody 471
160 01 Prague 6
The Czech Republic

PURPOSE:

The T-47G and the T-36M will be used in the testing of Czech
Air Force Mi-171Sh helicopters.

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

--End User Statement submitted by the Czech MoD, Armaments
Division, signed by Acting Director, Mgr. Jiri Stanel on 19
February 2008

--Purchase Order No. 125085 submitted by Esterline (Muirhead
Avionics), signed 25 February 2008 (signature is illegible)

--Basic Ordering Agreement Ref. No. DLD-524/08 submitted by
Lom Praha S.P., signed by Zdenek Kopa on 04 January 2008


7. (U) 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 Timothy Mazzarelli,
Phone: 202-663-3867; Email: @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

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

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