Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post-Shipment Verification: S.P.Korolev Rocket
DE RUEHMO #3665 3530635
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 180635Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1236
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS MOSCOW 003665
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN
USDOC FOR 532/BIS/OEA/TWILLIS/EHOLLAND/ANALYST
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: S.P.KOROLEV ROCKET
AND SPACE CORP., KOROLEV, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. D393609
REFTEL: USDOC 04193
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.
2. Reftel requested a Post-shipment verification to determine the
legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, S.P.Korolev Rocket and
Space Corp., Korolev, Russia. The company is listed on BIS license
application D393609 as the ultimate consignee of one A128OXL-CQ172B
electronic integrated circuit and micro assembly and associated
field programmable gate array. These items are controlled for
national security, anti-terrorism, missile technology and nuclear
non proliferation reasons under ECCN 3A001. The licensee is Actel
Corporation, 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA.
3. On December 17, 2008, Export Control Attach Peter Liston and LES
Natalya Shipitsina conducted the requested post-shipment
verification with S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corp., Korolev,
Russia. The export control team met with Viktor Shebanov, Deputy
Head Department and Alexander Veselov, Engineer.
4. The S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corp., Korolev, Russia is an
open Joint-Stock company with a President and Board of Directors.
Established more than 50 years ago, S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space
Corporation is also commonly referred to as the Special Design
Bureau number 1 and/or Energia. S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space
Corporation became pioneers in rocket and space technology,
intending to create new types of weaponry to assure parity with the
United States. The design of the R-7 rocket is symbol of pride for
the S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation. Originally developed
as a vehicle for delivering a nuclear warhead to any point on the
globe, it then became a starting point for a long line of launch
vehicle modifications that are still being used for putting into
space manned spacecraft and spacecraft for various applications.
5. The commodity in reftel was originally received by the OAO
Izhevskiy Radiozavod in Izhevsk, Russia, where they were tested and
assembled into components for the Soyuz manned spacecraft and the
Progress unmanned spacecraft. Upon completion they were shipped to
the S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation and placed onboard the
individual flight vehicles. The ECO was therefore unable to inspect
the reftel commodity.
6. Viktor Shebanov, Deputy Head Department for the S.P.Korolev
Rocket and Space Corporation stated that they receive between 20 and
50 integrated circuit (I.C.) boards similar to the commodity in
reftel from the United States each year. They work jointly with
NASA and the European Space program on joint projects and understand
the End User requirements for receiving Dual Use commodities under
license from the Department of Commerce.
7. Recommendations: Post recommends S.P.Korolev Rocket and Space
Corp., Korolev, Russia as a reliable recipient of sensitive U.S.