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

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AIT TAIPEI FOR MATTHEW O'CONNOR
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MI-YONG KIM
REBECCA HESTER

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050189204

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 050189204 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled AH-1
helicopter parts to Taiwan. 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 consignee, Gao Jun Co. Ltd;
commodities are parts sought by proscribed entities; no
documentation from foreign end-user, Taiwan Land Force (TLF).

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
TLF 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 Gao Jun in the transaction and
conduct a site visit to assess the company's reliability as
recipients 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 Gao Jun provide documentation that verifies the end-use
of the helicopter parts, such as a contract or purchase order?

--When was Gao Jun established and who are its principals?

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

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

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

END ACTION.

5. Details of license applications:

DTC CASE: 050189204

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

12 - Filter, Part No.WF334786, NSN:2915011439982
3 - Link, Part No.204-011-762-011, NSN:3040001575087
1 - Bearing, Part. No.214-010-434-1, NSN:31110005244569
5 - Valve, Part No. 1-300-194-04, NSN:4810000686712
4 - Pin, Part No. PM22271, NSN:5315010802313
5 - Hinge, Part No. 209-032-253-1, NSN:5340011636085
5 - Clamp, Part No. 580-0016-1568, NSN:5342014372676
12 - Connector, Part No. MS3112E20-39P, NSN:5935007254446

License Value: 10,310 USD

SELLER:

Space Coast IC Inc.
1221 Admiralty Boulevard
Rockledge, FL 32955
Tel: 321-574-0488
POC: Klaus Negele

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Gao Jun Co., Ltd.
No. 178 Zhongcheng Street, Gangshan Town
Kaohsiung County 82065
Taiwan
Tel: 886-7-6219998
Fax: 886-7-6219939
POC: Luo Bin, Purchasing Manager

FOREIGN END-USER:

Taiwan Land Force
PO Box 90788 Guiren Township
Tainan County
Taiwan

PURPOSE:

All items are to be installed in the AH-1W Advanced Attack
Helicopter, owned by the Taiwan Land Forces in Tainan, Taiwan.

6. Submitted in support of license application 050189204 were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Post upon request):

--Purchase Order No.2009081203 submitted by Gao Jun to Space
Coast IC, Inc., dated 12 August 2009, signed by Luo Bin.

--End User Statement submitted by Gao Jun, dated 27 August
2009, signed by Luo Bin.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 10 September 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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