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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment Check On

VZCZCXRO6186
RR RUEHRG
DE RUEHSO #0687 3641642
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 291642Z DEC 08
FM AMCONSUL SAO PAULO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8814
INFO RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 9965
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 4264
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 8959
RUEHBO/AMEMBASSY BOGOTA 1708
RUEKJCS/DOD WASHDC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC 3236
RHEHNSC/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHDC

UNCLAS SAO PAULO 000687

FOR PM/DTCC-BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC BR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT CHECK ON
LICENSE 050045617

REF: STATE 97643 and Stitziel-Story e-mails

1. (U) In response to reftel, the September 24 Blue Lantern visit,
and resulting correspondence, Post conducted additional interviews
with recipient company CBC-Brazilian Ammunition Company to discuss
import license 050045617. Post is satisfied from the site visit as
well as the answers to the resulting questions that the company
received the items, the items used were consistent with the license
request, and that the company has control over the items and their
disposal.

2. (U) According to Alexandre Vigano of the import department of
CBC, the company is the end user of the 0.50 caliber test barrels.
These barrels are used in the testing of ammunition, are kept in a
secure facility, and are destroyed at the end of their useful life.
The company Magtech is the US representative of CBC. Vigano stated
that the following countries are the recipients of this ammunition
over the last three years: the United States, Germany, Argentina,
Canada, Chile, Estonia, the Philippines, Holland, England, Italy,
Latvia, Malaysia, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania,
Singapore, Sweden, and Uruguay.

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