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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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R 032039Z NOV 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHSI/AMEMBASSY TBILISI 0000
INFO RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0000
RUETIAA/DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
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UNCLAS STATE 113525

SIPDIS
TBILISI FOR NICOLE O'BRIEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC GG IS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050197949

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraph 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 050197949 for the export of
ammunition to Georgia. Post is requested to complete this
Blue Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of response to a
Blue Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: The ammunition in this transaction is
of very significant caliber and capability. This request is
for Post to establish the bona fides of this transaction and
verify the exact quantity of ammunition ordered by the
Ministry of Internal Affairs. Post is also requested to
determine the role of Mamuka Kakabadze, who was authorized by
a MOIA Letter of Authorization to take part in this
transaction but does not appear on the license application.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of this transactions by making inquiries to
representatives of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Post is requested to verify the exact quantity of ammunition
ordered by MOIA and determine Mamuka Kakabadze's role in this
transaction. The following points are included for guidance:

(To Ministry of Internal Affairs)

--Can you confirm that MOIA has ordered the ammunition listed
below? Please verify the exact quantity MOIA ordered.

--According to the Letter of Authorization No. 114039/402,
MOIA authorized Mr. Mamuka Kakabadze to "use the services of
M5 International Company." Who is Mr. Mamuka Kakabadze and
what is his role in this transaction? Is he an employee of
the Government of Georgia? If not, what services is he
providing and how is he being compensated?

In its reply, Post is encouraged to comment on any
information pertinent to this transaction such as security of
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities involved.

5. Details of license applications:

DTC Case: 050197949

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

50,000 Rounds of Light Armor Piercing Ammunition, .50 Caliber

50,000 Rounds of T50 Long Range Match Ammunition, .338 Lapua

50,000 Rounds of T50 Long Range Match Ammunition, .50 Caliber

50,000 Rounds of Light Armor Piercing Ammunition, 7.62 x 51mm

License Value: USD $821,500

SELLER:

HS Munitions Inc
4406 Rathbun Lane
Stevensville, MT 59870

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

RPA Port Aviation Ltd
Mamam Bldg # 1103 Ben Gurion International Airport
Tel Aviv

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia
10 General Gia Gulua Street
0114 Tbilisi
Georgia
POC is Deputy Minister, Internal Affairs, Shalva Janashvili,
Tel. 011-995-32-272-883

PURPOSE:

For use by the MOIA for defense of the country and combating
organized crime groups and international terrorists

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

Signed DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate signed by
William Campbell (HS Munitions) dated 10/30/2009 and Shalva
Janashvili (MOIA) dated 07/07/2009

Certificate of End User No. 114039/401 issued by MOIA signed
by Shalva Janashvili dated 07/07/2009

Letter of Authorization No. 114039/402 issued by MOIA signed
by Shalva Janashvili dated 07/07/2009

Purchase Order No. 114039/403 issued by MOIA signed by Shalva
Janashvili dated 07/07/2009

Letter of Intent No. 114039/404 issued by MOIA signed by
Shalva Janashvili dated 07/07/2009

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 Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@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

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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