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

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050184480

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 050184480 for the export of
three (3) International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled
optical payloads. 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/foreign end-user, Israel Aerospace Industries
(IAI), is vague. End-use of the optical payload is described
as "demonstrations to potential customers in Israel,"
however, no specific customers are identified. Furthermore,
the license application states that "the optical payload will
be used on the (Boeing) 737 platform for military
reconnaissance," but no military customers are identified.
As a condition for the approval of the license, the US
applicant was instructed to notify IAI that further
authorization from DDTC is required for any retransfer of the
optical payload.

4. ACTION: Department requests that Post make inquiries with
IAI representatives to: (1) confirm receipt of the optical
payloads, (2) clarify how the items will be used, and (3)
confirm whether or not IAI intends to retransfer the items to
a different end-user.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050184480

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

3 sets - Optical Payload, Part No. 55359401

License Value: 15,660.000 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, all 3 sets were
exported on 4 September 2009. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

R.A. Rodriguez, Inc.
20 Seaview Boulevard
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tel: 516-625-8264
POC: Joseph Deluca

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

IAI Tamam Division
Industrial Zone
Altalef Street
Yehud 561000
Israel
POC: Avi Halevi, Export License Officer
Tel 1: 972-3-531-5420
POC 2: Yosi Lavi, Purchase Order Issuer
Tel 2: 972-3-5314284
email: yolavi@iai.co.il

IAI Elta Division
100 Ytzhak Hanasy Street
Ashdod 77102
Israel

FOREIGN END-USER:

IAI Tamam Division
Industrial Zone
Altalef Street
Yehud 561000
Israel
POC: Avi Halevi, Export License Officer
Tel 1: 972-3-531-5420
POC 2: Yosi Lavi, Purchase Order Issuer
Tel 2: 972-3-5314284
email: yolavi@iai.co.il

IAI Elta Division
100 Ytzhak Hanasy Street
Ashdod 77102
Israel

PURPOSE:

The optical payload is to be used on the 737 platform for
military reconnaissance.

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

--End-Use Statement signed by Avi Halevi, dated 22 July 2009.

--Purchase Order No. F000047581 submitted by IAI to R.A.
Rodriguez Inc. dated 21 May 2009.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 12 August 2009, approved 25 August
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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