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

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DE RUEHFR #1179 2401243
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 281243Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY PARIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7047
INFO RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC
RUETIAA/DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUEPINS/HQ BICE INTEL WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS PARIS 001179

SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 050096393

REF: A) 09 STATE 086582 B) 09 STATE 59724

1. (U) On August 26, the SIMMAD Procurement Office responded to
post's queries regarding the status of shipment requested in
reftels:

TEXT OF SIMMAD RESPONSE:

(Unofficial Embassy translation from French)

The 6 electronic components which were the object of the order cited
in your fax (attached) were purchase by the company THALES SYSTEMES
AEROPORTES from the company ELEXO via THALES order number 439438 for
the requirements of procurement number 02 82 086 "Maintenance of
THALES equipment in operational condition." We confirm that these
components were used for the repair of electronic systems aboard the
Mirage 2000 belonging to the French Government.

LtCol Antoine Moine, Fleet Logistics Contracts Office

Cdt Jean-Louis Bohly, Deputy Office Chief, Logistics Contracts of
SIMMAD

End of Response Text.

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