Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 102466
BANGUI FOR DAVID G. WISNER
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CT PO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05989685
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 post-shipment check on license 05989685 for the export of
one (1) International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled C-130
Hercules aircraft to the Central African Republic (CAR).
Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern inquiry
within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern inquiry
will affect pending and future licenses involving parties to
3. Reason for request: The Department possesses evidence that
the Government of the CAR has temporarily transferred its
C-130 to Ogma, a company in Portugal, for repair and
refurbishment purposes without obtaining prior approval from
the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as required
per Part 123.9(c) of the ITAR.
4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post contact CAR
government officials in order to obtain the details
surrounding the re-export of the C-130 from CAR to Portugal.
Post is also requested to remind CAR government officials of
the restrictions on USML items, especially the prohibition
against unauthorized re-transfer and re-export.
The following points are included for guidance:
--Would the Government of the CAR please confirm if it
exported its C-130 to Ogma in Portugal?
--Did the Government of the CAR submit a re-export
authorization request to the Department of State, Directorate
Defense Trade Controls?
--What was the purpose of the export?
--When did the export occur?
--How did the export occur? Who was responsible for piloting
the aircraft to Portugal?
--When will the aircraft be returned to the CAR? Who will
pilot the return flight?
--Would the Government of the CAR please confirm if any other
entities have received C-130 parts for repair or
--Does the Government of the CAR understand the restrictions
on USML items, especially the prohibition against
unauthorized re-transfer and re-export? Is the Government of
CAR aware that this rule applies to temporary re-exports, in
addition to permanent exports?
5. Details of license application:
DTC CASE: 05989685
1 - Lockheed C-130 Hercules, Serial No. 550025, Reg. No.
N226LS, including four (4) engines, Model Allison T56-A-9D,
Serial Nos. AD00101139, AD100448, AD100608, AD00100257.
License Value: 5,600,000 USD
740 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC 28387
POC: Dan Bernado
STATE 00102466 002 OF 002
Government of the Central African Republic
Central African Republic
Aircraft will be used for the transportation of Central
African Republic government officials and supplies.
6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Post
--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 25 January 2006, approved 3 February
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
8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this