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

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UNCLAS STATE 109785

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BERLIN FOR SHANE M. PETERSEN
ECON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC GM
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050117142

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 050117142 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled tachometers
to Germany. 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 this license.

3. Reason for request: End-Use Statement provided by foreign
consignee ILS GmbH (ILS) states that the tachometers will be
needed for the Sealynx helicopter, operated by the German Air
Force. The Department is aware that the Sealynx is in the
inventory of the German Navy. However, the Department is not
aware that the Sealynx is in the inventory of the German Air
Force.

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post make inquiries
to determine if the Germany Ministry of Defense received the
tachometers and which military branch they were provided to.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050117142

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

10 - Motor-Tachometer
Contract # B D42 8K144 7M351

License Value: 107,070.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, as of 27 March 2009,
six (6) tachometers have shipped. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

MPS Logistics, Inc.
323 Mountain Drive #2
Destin, FL 32541
Tel: 850-650-8033
POC: Pamela K. Hayes

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

ISS GmbH dba ILS GmbH
Hasenweide 146
Frechen
Germany
Tel: 49-2234-2748-73
POC: Albrecht Schwect, Managing Director

FOREIGN END-USER:

Bundesamt fuer Wehtrechnik und Beschaffung
Lwuebn/Lwmatdepto 21 Maschstrasse 200
Diepholz
Germany

PURPOSE:

For maintenance of the Westland helicopter Sealynx used by
the German Air Force.

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

--End-Use/User Declaration signed by Albrecht Schwect on 11
June 2008.

--Purchase Order No. 07-077V submitted by ILS to MPS
Logistics on 6 June 2008.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 5 August 2008, approved 18 August 2008.

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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