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

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WARSAW FOR DUNCAN WALKER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC PL
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050101261

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 050101261 for the
export of military radios to Poland. PM/DDTC outreach team
plans to complete this check in conjunction with Embassy
during its visit to Poland on September 10 and 11.

3. Reason for request: WB Electronics, unfamiliar foreign
consignee.

4. ACTION: Embassy and PM/DDTC team is requested to make
inquiries with appropriate Polish Army and WB Electronics
officials to determine if it received 108 units shipped from
the U.S. on July 24, 2008 and that radios are being used for
purpose stated on license. Polish Army POC is M. Yzewczyk;
reference DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate signed on
April 4, 2008. Department requests that team conduct a site
visit to WB Electronics in order to assess its business
operations, on-site security, and general reliability as a
recipient of United States Munitions List (USML) items. POC
is Piotr Wojciechowski, Chairman, TEL: 48-22-731-25-51;
reference Purchase Order # 84v3/2008 signed on April 17,
2008. The following questions are offered as suggested
guidance with WB Electronics:

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

- 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 this transaction?

- Who are the company's main clients?

End Action.


5. Details of license application:


DTC Case: 050101261

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

108 RF-7800S-TR001 Secure Personal Radio with encryption,
accessories, and manuals
45 RF-7800S-TR001 Secure Personal Radio with encryption,
accessories, and manuals

License Value: USD 568,189.00

SELLER:

Harris RF Communications Division
1680 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14626

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

WB Electronics SP Z.O.O.
Ul Poznanska 129/133
PI-05-850 Ozarow Mazowiecki, Poland

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministerstwo Obrony Narodowej (Polish Army)
Departament Zaopatrywania Sil
Zbrojnych
Al. Niepodleglosci 218
00-911 Warszawa, Poland


PURPOSE:

The RF-7800S-TR001 secure personal radios will be used for
communications between crew member and armed vehicles
(equipped with existing Harris RF-5800V radios) and will be
used solely by the Polish Army.


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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