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

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UNCLAS STATE 129720

SIPDIS
ALGIERS FOR LEIGH O'GUYNN AND PARIS FOR ERIC J. RUETER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC AG FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050113393

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 post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on application 050115687 for the export
of night vision device (NVD) component parts to Algeria.
Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within
45 days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will
affect pending and future licenses involving parties to this
license.

3. Reason for request: Lack of documentation from the
end-user and unfamiliar foreign consignee, OCEA. The company
has appeared on previous license applications but the bona
fides of the company have not been verified by a Blue Lantern
check.

4. ACTION ALGIERS: Embassy is requested to make inquiries
with appropriate host government officials to confirm that
the Algerian MoD has ordered and received the NVD component
parts, and that the articles will be used for the purpose
stated on the license. Automated Export System (AES)
indicates that items worth $24,424 were shipped from the U.S.
on the following dates: 8 units ($8,548) on 09/21/08, 9 units
($8,910) on 10/16/08, and 7 units ($6,930) on 10/26/08.

5. ACTION PARIS: Department also requests that Embassy make
appropriate inquiries to verify the bona fides of foreign
consignee OCEA, and to confirm the legitimacy of this
transaction. PM/DTCC also requests that post conducts a site
visit to the company in order to provide Department with an
assessment of its business operations and on-site security.
Finally, post is asked to assess whether the company appears
to be a reliable recipient of USML items. If a site visit is
not possible, please inform the PM/DTCC officer (see para 7).

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

--Does the company have supporting documentation for this
proposed transaction?

--Does the company have secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling sensitive
USML items?

--Will OCEA retain positive control over the NVD component
parts at all times?

--When was the company established and who are its
principals?

--What is the nature of its business -- what type of items
does it handle, does it serve as a broker?

--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located?

--Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfers and re-exports?

END ACTION

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 050113393

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

8 4286-4561-00, AZ Motor
16 4286-4551-00, EL Motor

License Value: USD 24,424.00

SELLER:

Elmec, Inc.
229 Billerica Rd.
Chelmsford, MA 01824
POC is Heather L. Borchers, Tel. 978-250-0084 ext. 130

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

OCEA
Quai de Mean
Saint Nazaire
France
No POC provided, Tel. 33(0)2 51 76 01 00

Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Ltd.(ELOP)
Advanced Technology Park Kiryat Weismann
Rehovot
Israel
POC is Director of Material Management, Avi Shoham, No Tel.
provided

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

ORION
8 Hamelacha Street Industrial Zone
Lod
Israel
No POC provided

Current Corporation
2933 Murray Street
Port Moody, British Columbia
Canada
No POC provided

Transclal Trade Ltd.
11 Pessach Lev Street Northern Industrial Zone
Lod
Israel
No POC provided

FOREIGN END-USER:

Algeria Ministry of Defense
Val d'Hydra BP 677 Alger Gare
Algiers
Algeria
POC is Chiki Si Aissa, Tel. (213) 021 72 02 11 / (213) 021 90
51 89

PURPOSE:

The motors will be used by ELOP for the Micro Compass (Night
Navigator Micro). The Micro Compasses are for use on the 30m
Coast Guard vessels that will be built at OCEA shipbuilding
in Saint Nazaire, France. The Micro Compass will be
installed on vessels for the Ministry of Defense in Algeria
to operate in local seas on coastguard law enforcement duties
and search or rescue operations.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post
upon request):

--Purchase Order No. P45865/B submitted by ELMEC, Inc. (an
ELBIT company) on 26 June 2008, No signature provided

--End-user Certificate submitted by Elbit Systems Electro
Optics, signed by Director of Material Management, Avi Shoham
on 10 July 2008

7. 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 Mazzarelli, Phone: 202-663-3867; Email:
MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET: MazzarelliTP@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

8. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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