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

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OTTAWA FOR LORI BALBI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON THE EXPORT OF U.S. DEFENSE ARTICLES CITING THE CANADIAN
EXEMPTION

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 Embassy's assistance in
conducting a post-shipment check on transactions citing the
Canadian exemption for the export of inertial navigation
units to Canada. Embassy is requested to complete this Blue
Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue
Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Under ITAR 126.5 (Canadian Exemption),
certain United States Munitions List (USML) items may be
exported to Canada without a license. Some items on USML
Category VIII - which includes inertial navigation units -
may be subject to Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
restrictions and may require a license depending on commodity
specification and type. DDTC requests this check based on
vague description of commodity and end-use in export filing.

4. ACTION OTTAWA: Mission Canada is requested to make
inquiries with appropriate L-3 Communications officials to
obtain all relevant details regarding the export of inertial
navigation units to Canada citing the Canadian exemption,
including exact commodity description and technical
parameters for performance and capability, number, type,
dollar value, and serial number of items. (See paragraph 5
for details of export, including filer identification and
shipping reference numbers.)

The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:

--What were the exact United States Munitions List (USML)
articles exported to you on June 27th, November 28th, and
November 30th of 2007, and May 23rd 2008? (Automated Export
System (AES) filing data provides the following information,
"inertial navigation unit".) Please provide detail on model,
type and technical specifications.

--What is the exact end-use for these USML items? Will L-3
Communications be the sole end-user and retain positive
control over the inertial navigation units at all times?
Will they be transferred to other end-users in Canada or
re-exported?

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

END ACTION.

5. Details of the AES filings:

--EXPORT 1 - QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Quantity not provided

Commodity - Vague description cited as, "inertial navigation
unit"

Stated Value: USD 190,000.00

Export Date - 27 June 2007

ITAR Exemption Number - 126.5B

Filer Identification Number - 136240874

Shipping Reference Number - 7112AOR521

Export Identification Code - 52228712600

U.S. EXPORTER:

Dyncorp International LLC
1245 Royal Lane North
DFW Airport, TX 75261
POC is Mr. Harlin, Tel. 817-224-8314

ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE

L-3 Communications
25 City View Dr.
Toronto
Canada M9W5A7
POC is Mr. Long, Tel. 734-741-8868

--EXPORT 2 - QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Quantity not provided

Commodity - Vague description cited as, "inertial navigation
unit"

Stated Value: USD 33,159.00

Export Date - 28 November 2007

ITAR Exemption Number - 126.5B

Filer Identification Number - 522287126

Shipping Reference Number - CA112807

Export Identification Code - 52228712600

U.S. EXPORTER:

Dyncorp International LLC
15005 Peterson Ct.
Fort Worth, TX 76177
POC is Mr. Harlin, Tel. 817-24-8314

ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE

L-3 Communications
25 City View Dr.
Toronto
Canada M9W5A7
No POC provided, Tel. 416-249-1231

--EXPORT 3 - QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Quantity not provided

Commodity - Vague description cited as, "inertial navigation
unit"

Stated Value: 280,000.00

Export Date - 30 November 2007

ITAR Exemption Number - 126.5B

Filer Identification Number - 522287126

Shipping Reference Number - CA112807

Export Identification Code - 52228712600

U.S. EXPORTER:

Dyncorp International LLC
15005 Peterson Ct.
Fort Worth, TX 76177
POC is Mr. Harlin, Tel. 817-24-8314

ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE

L-3 Communications
25 City View Dr.
Toronto
Canada M9W5A7
No POC provided, Tel. 416-249-1231

--EXPORT 4 - QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Quantity not provided

Commodity - Vague description cited as, "inertial navigation
unit"

Stated Value: USD 25,000.00

Export Date - 23 May 2008

ITAR Exemption Number - 126.5B

Filer Identification Number - 30391841

Shipping Reference Number - 174642131301

Export Identification Code - 0303918841GT

U.S. EXPORTER:

L-3 Communications
10001 Jack Finney Blvd.
Greenville, TX 75402
POC is Mr. Burnett, Tel. 903-408-8601

ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE

L-3 Communications
25 City View Dr.
Toronto
Canada M9W5A7
No POC provided, Tel. 416-249-1231

6. 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 Tim Mazzarelli, Phone:
202-663-3867; Email: MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET:
MazzarelliTP@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook
(ref) is available as a PDF file on Intellipedia:
http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/
Blue Lantern End-Use Monitoring Program.

7. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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