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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Ooo - Stc And

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DE RUEHMO #3329 3231110
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181110Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0758
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003329

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/M.HAMES/L.RITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: OOO - STC AND
ELIM-TLT, ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO.D403783

REFTEL: USDOC 06564


1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export
Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, OOO -
STC and ELIM-TLT (OOO - STC), St Petersburg, Russia.
The company is listed on BIS license application
D403783 as the ultimate consignee of 1000 analog to
digital converters with a resolution of more than 14
BIT with an output rate greater then 2.5 million words
per second. These items are controlled for national
security (NS) and nuclear non-proliferation (NP)
reasons under ECCN 3A001. The licensee is Future
Electronics Distribution Center LP, 4510 Old Airways
Blvd., Southhaven, MS 38671.

3. On November 13, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter
Liston and LES Mikhail Minkevitch conducted the
requested pre-license check at the lobby of the
Kempinski Hotel, St Petersburg, Russia. The export
control team met with Yuriy Mikhailovich Yanshin.
Chief Deputy, Procurement Department for OOO - STC
(Special Technology Center).

4. OOO - STC (Special Technology Center) is a
privately held company that was established in 2001.
It is 100% Russian owned with no foreign interests and
the company sells their product solely on the Russian
market. OOO - STC has approximately 120 employees and
nets about 25 million Rubles annually. Yanshin stated
that OOO - STC has a production facility on the
outskirts of St Petersburg where the 1000 analog to
digital converters will be stored, secured and
assembled into stationary and mobile base radio band
transmitting units for which OOO - STC is Certified by
the Russian government and holds a pattern for the
product (copy of Certificate and Pattern License will
be filed with PSV).

5. Yanshin indicated that OOO - STC has an exclusive
contract with Radiochastotnaya Sluzhba (Radio
Frequency Center), the Russian equivalent to the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to produce
the mobile and stationary frequency units.

6. Yanshin indicated that he is the responsible
official within OOO - STC for the security of the
analog to digital converters and has acknowledged the
licensing requirements and restrictions placed upon
the devises by BIS.

7. OOO - STC does appear to have the commercial
viability to make the purchase. They have sufficient
staff, skill and resources to produce the end product
with the analog to digital converters. They have a
legitimate need for the technology and a legitimate
end use.

8. Recommendations: Post recommends OOO - STC and
ELIM-TLT, St Petersburg, Russia, as reliable
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is
requested that post be notified of final disposition
of the application, and of any shipments for this
organization in order to conduct appropriate FCS
follow-up and statistical reporting.
(FCS MOSCOW/JMARKS/PLISTON)
BEYRLE

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