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

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INFO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 0000
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UNCLAS STATE 113095

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC IS CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050147620

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 050147620 for
the export of International Traffic in Arms
(ITAR)-controlled turret harnesses and logic laser
harnesses to Colombia. 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: To verify the bona fides of Rafael
Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Rafael ADS) in the
transaction; to ensure all parties to the transaction have
been identified.

4. ACTION TEL AVIV: The Department requests that Post make
inquiries to determine if foreign consignee Rafael ADS
both received the harnesses and exported them to end-user
the Colombian Air Force.

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ACTION BOGOTA: The Department requests that Post make
inquiries with appropriate officials to determine if the
Colombian Air Force received the harnesses listed below
and that the articles are being used for the purpose
stated on the license. Post should confirm with the
Colombian Air Force its relationship with foreign
consignee Rafael ADS.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050147620

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 - Turret Harness, Part No. TA1K7000C-E95

5 - Logic Laser Harness, Part No. TAUK6600A-E95

License Value: 25,900 USD

(COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, these items were
exported to Israel in one shipment on 7 April 2009. END
COMMENT.)

SELLER:

Rafael USA, Inc.
570 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Tel: 212-836-9590
POC: Shai (Shie) Levin

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
Missiles & MCW Division
Haifa/Acre Highway
Haifa 31021
Israel
Tel 1: 04-9087811
Tel 2: 04-9906451
Fax: 04-9906327
POC: Shai Einav

FOREIGN END-USER:

Colombia Ministry of Defence
Direccion de Armamento
Fuerza Aerea Colombia
Avenida El Dorado Can
Bogota
Colombia
Tel: 571-2661097
POC: Lieutenant Fernando Rodriguez Barrera
Email: rodriguezb@fac.mil.co

PURPOSE:

Litening airborne infrared targeting and navigation pod
and reccelite airborne reconnaissance pod to be carried on
board the Kafir aircraft.

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 Zehava Hering, Export
Compliance Manager of Rafael ADS, dated 25 January 2009.

--Purchase Order No. 547001013 submitted by Rafael ADS to
Rafael USA on 18 February 2009.

--Purchase Order submitted by Rafael USA to Ciciol Corp.
(Source of Commodity) on 18 February 2009.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 24 February 2009, approved 26 March
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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