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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 090555

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TOKYO FOR EDWARD P. LUCHESSI
ECON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC JA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050185582

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 pre-license check on license 050185582 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled
electromechanical arming units to Japan. Post is requested
to complete this Blue Lantern inquiry within 30 days. Lack
of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Unfamiliar foreign consignee,
Mitsuhiro Corporation, Ltd; sensitivity of commodity; no
documentation from foreign end-user, Japanese Ministry of
Defense (JMOD).

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
foreign end-user, JMOD, ordered the items listed for the
purpose stated on the license application. In addition, the
Department requests that Post make inquiries with appropriate
officials to establish the bona fides of Mitsuhiro in the
transaction. Conduct a site visit to assess the company's
reliability as a recipient of United States Munitions List
(USML) articles as well as an assessment of the company's
on-site security and operations. If a site visit is not
possible, please inform the PM/DTCC case officer.

The following points are included for guidance:

--Can Mitsuhiro provide documentation that verifies the
end-use of the aircraft arming units, such as a contract or
purchase order?

--When was Mitsuhiro established and who are its principals?

--What is the nature of the company's businesses -- what type
of items
does it handle? Does the company serve as a broker?

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

--Does Mitsuhiro understand the restrictions on USML items,
especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfer and re-export?

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050185582

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:
353 - Arming Unit, Electromechanical Part No. 7631354-10

License Value: $49,420

SELLER:

Trans-Aero International, Inc.
18195 E. McDurmott Suite I
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: (949) 838-0195
POC:Haruko Kashimoto

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Mitsuhiro Corporation, Ltd.
33-8, 5-Chome, Shinbashi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Japan
Tel: 03-5473-7288
Fax: 03-5473-1655
POC: Kenzaburo Nagao, President

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministry of Defense of Japan
5-1, Honmura-Cho, Ichigaya
Shinjuku, Tokyo 162-8801
Japan

PURPOSE:

Arming unit, electromechanical for F-15 aircraft.

6. Submitted in support of license application 050185582 were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Post upon request):

--Purchase Order No. MT-0005, Reference No. H09-SA0007,
submitted by Mitsuhiro to Trans-Aero, dated 13 August 2009,
signed my Kenzaburo Nagao, President.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 19 August 2009.

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Meredith Sundlof. Phone:
202-663-3455; Email: SundlofME@state.gov; SIPRNET:
SundlofME@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref)
is available as a PDF file at
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Blue Lantern End-Use
Monitoring Program.

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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