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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Federal Security Service

VZCZCXYZ0003
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3465 3370743
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 020743Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0938
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003465

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: FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE
RUSSIAN FEDERATION, LICENSE NO. D406436

REFTEL: USDOC 06717


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, Federal Security Service (FSB),
Moscow, Russia. The company is listed on BIS license application
D406436 as the ultimate consignee of Doppler log based navigation
mapping system. These items are controlled for national security
(NS) and anti-terrorism (AT)reasons under ECCN 7A008. The licensee
is Teledyne RD Instruments, INC., 14020 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA
92064.

3. On December 1, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter Liston
conducted the requested pre-license check at the offices of Federal
Security Service of the Russian Federation in Moscow (Balashikha),
Russia. The export control Attach met with Captain Vladimir
Gainutdinov, Deputy Chief of Staff, Captain Vladimir Metelin, Deputy
Chief of Staff 3rd Section, and Colonel Gennadiy Tolmachev, Senior
Diving Specialist.

4. Vladimir Gainutdinov stated that the Federal Security Service
(FSB), special anti-terrorism unit will be the sole user of the
subject commodity and will secure the equipment together with their
other tactical equipment when not in use. He stated that the subject
commodity will be utilized for training the FSB Anti-Terrorism unit,
hostage rescue operations onboard watercraft situations and the
security of Russian government officials during meetings that take
place onboard watercraft.


5. Vladimir Gainutdinov stated that the FSB is fully aware of the
end-use restrictions placed upon the subject commodity under the
terms of the Commerce license. Vladimir Gainutdinov indicated that
the FSB has been the recipient in the past of Commerce dual-use
commodities and has complied with all of the licensing
requirements.

6. Recommendations: Post recommends Federal Security Service of the
Russian Federation, Moscow (Balashikha), 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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