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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment End Use Check On

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FOR POL JANE E. BOCKLAGE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC FR KOMC VM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END USE CHECK ON
LICENSE GC 109608

1. This is an action message. See paragraphs 2-4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests post assistance in conducting a
post-shipment check for the export of T100 gyroscopes to
Vietnam via France. 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: the Foreign End User, Southern
Service Flight Company (SSFC), has no licensing history with
our office. SSFC has purchased a Super Puma AS332L2
helicopter from French company Eurocopter. The AS332L2 uses
an Attitude and Heading Reference System which integrates two
T100 gyroscopes. The gyroscopes are United States Munitions
List (USML) items that are export-controlled because they
have military applications.

4. ACTION: Please contact the Foreign End User, SSFC, and
speak with its Director, Nguyen Duc Hoa. Confirm purchase of
the Super Puma AS332L2 helicopter and date of delivery to
SSFC. Inquire with SSFC about intended use of the
helicopter. Will it only be used for civilian transport
purposes? Also, will the helicopter be equipped with
weapons? Finally, ask SSFC if it understands the
restrictions on USML commodities, particularly the
prohibition against re-transfers or re-exports without
express USG authorization. END ACTION.

5. License Information:

DDTC Case Number GC 109608

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

02 T100 Gyroscope, BAE Systems, P/N 101860-1

LICENSE VALUE: USD 111,296.00

APPLICANT:

Thales North America Inc.
675 North Washington Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, Virginia 22314 USA

SOURCE:

BAE Systems Inertial Products
31829 La Tienda Drive
Westlake Village, California 91362 USA

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Eurocopter
Aeroport International Marseille-Provence
13725 Marignane Cedex
FRANCE

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Thales Avionics
La Brelandiere
40 rue de la Brelandiere
86101 Chatellerault Cedex
FRANCE

FOREIGN END USER:

Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC)
Vung Tau Airport
#36, 30/4 Street, Ward 9
Vung Tau City
VIETNAM
Tel: 84.64.838.301

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

The T100 gyros were exported from the U.S. to France for
integration into Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L2 helicopters
which uses an Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS)
for piloting assistance. The AHRS integrates two T100 gyros
and three accelerometers, which together provide primary
references, i.e., pitch, roll, heading, speed and altitude.
One Super Puma AS332L2 helicopter containing two T100 gyros
has been sold to Southern Service Flight Company (SSFC). The
aircraft will be dedicated to civil transportation from
ground base to offshore platforms of company personnel
working in petrol extraction operations, with no cross-border
use. The aircraft and their maintenance will remain under
permanent, complete, and effective control of SSFC.

6. Additional documentation submitted in support of license
application:

A) Eurocopter End-Use/End-User Statement, listing Purchase
Order/Contract No. 69582389 of 11/06/2007; U.S. Item is
quantity two of T100 Gyros; End-User/Country of ultimate
destination: Southern Service Flight Company, Vietnam.

B) U.S. Department of State DDTC DSP-83 Non-Transfer and Use
Certificate, signed by Christophe Assemat (illegible date),
Head of Eurocopter Export Control Unit; signed by Nguyen Duc
Hoa (dated 16 NOV 2007), Director, Southern Service Flight
Company.

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the DDTC Case Number
in the subject line. POC on this case is Peter Sabatini,
PM/DTCC, phone: 202-663-2819; ClassNet email:
sabtinipj@state.sgov.gov; OpenNet email:
sabatinipj@state.gov. The 2006 Blue Lantern Guide Book is
available on OpenNet at
http://fsi.state.gov/fsi/spas/default.asp?ID= 1588
Department thanks Post for its assistance in this matter.
RICE

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