Cablegate: Blue Lantern Post-Shipment End Use Check On
DE RUEHC #5041 3651424
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 301412Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 2337
INFO RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC 2491
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 4797
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC
UNCLAS STATE 135041
FOR ECON ERIC J. RUETER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC FR KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END USE CHECK ON
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 AWACS aircraft spare
parts to 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: Jane's and other open source Order of
Battle information shows that the French Air Force operates
four U.S.-origin E-3F Sentry AWACS aircraft. However, the
purchase order from the Foreign Intermediate Consignee,
Satori, states that the Foreign End User of the spare parts
is the French Army.
4. ACTION: Please contact the French Ministry of Defense and
verify its request for the quantity and type of the
commodities listed below. Please also confirm intended use.
5. License Information:
DDTC Case Number 050102478
02 Solenoid Assembly, P/N 25323-1
02 Seat Pilot Valve, P/N 1650-01-033-4564
Note: DHS shipment data indicates that the two solenoid
pieces were exported on 11/12/2008.
LICENSE VALUE: USD 29,980.00
Prime Industries Inc.
406 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 USA
Eaton Aerospace/Sterer Engineering
3020 West Empire Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90039 USA
FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:
Zone Sud, 185 rue de Rome, BP 151
93352 Le Bourget Cedex
FOREIGN CONSIGNEE/FOREIGN END USER:
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
For repair and maintenance of AWACS E-3F for the French Army.
6. Additional documentation submitted in support of license
Satori Purchase Order Number A084978, dated 30/04/2008
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org; OpenNet email:
email@example.com. The 2006 Blue Lantern Guide Book is
available on OpenNet at
Department thanks Post for its assistance in this matter.