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

VZCZCXRO0903
PP RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHLZ
DE RUEHRL #1238 2761413
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 031413Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5372
INFO RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0297

UNCLAS BERLIN 001238

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS
STATE FOR PM/DTCC MEREDITH SUNDLOF

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC UK GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 050110212

REF: STATE 87309

1. (SBU) EADS Defense and Security Head of Trade Compliance,
Doris Wirth, informed EconOff that the reftel ITAR-controlled
push button switches were purchased by EADS via Air Parts Ltd
on August 28, 2007 (P.O. 422/4124963) in support of the
Eurofighter Program. Wirth did not specifically identify the
ultimate governmental end-user, but did say that the parts
would only be used by "one of the governments mentioned on
the proviso" (sic) in support of the Eurofighter program.
She also said the items are yet to be incorporated into an
aircraft and remain at an EADS warehouse in Manching.

2. (SBU) Wirth said the parts were delivered to EADS on July
11, 2008 and that EADS was not/not provided with accompanying
written notification from Hartwell regarding any ITAR
re-export limitations. Wirth provided scanned copies of the
purchase order and acknowledgment of receipt for the parts.
(COMMENT: EconOff will send this documentation to Blue
Lantern Coordinator via unclassified email. END COMMENT)
Murphy

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