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

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UNCLAS STATE 113833

SIPDIS
MUSCAT FOR JOHN CLARKSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC MU UK
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050189584

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 050189584 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled fire
extinguisher cartridges. 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 Kidde Graviner Ltd. UK states that the cartridges
will be needed for the EH101 helicopter, operated by the
Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). The Department is not aware
that the EH101 is in the inventory of the RAFO.

4. ACTION: Department requests that Post make inquiries with
RAFO to confirm receipt of the cartridges and to determine
the platform that the cartridges will be used on.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050189584

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

23 - Cartridge, power device, Part No. 46138
26 - Cartridges for fire extinguishers, Part No. 446139

License Value: 13,829.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, all 49 units were
exported on 9 October 2009. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

United Technologies Corporation
1401 Eye Street, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-336-7411
POC: Dolores Ruilova

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Kidde Graviner Ltd.
Mathisen Way Colnbrook
Slough, Berkshire SL3 0HB
United Kingdom
Tel 1: 44(0) 1753-683245
Tel 2: 44(0) 1753-766207
Fax: 44(0) 1753-684641
POC: Bryan Thorton, Customer Service Manager

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

VT Aerospace
1 Enterprise Way Bournemouth Airport
Christchurch, Dorset BH23 6BS
United Kingdom

(COMMENT: VT Aerospace is the logistics and service agent for
the Sultanate of Oman and placed the order with Kidde
Graviner Ltd.)

FOREIGN END-USER:

Royal Air Force of Oman
Supply Depot, Code 111 Muscat International Airport
Sultanate of Oman

PURPOSE:

For maintenance, overhaul, and repair of EH101 helicopters
owned and operated by the Royal Oman 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 Bryan Thorton of Kidde
Graviner Ltd., dated 30 July 2009.

--Purchase Order No. PO37323 submitted by Kidde Graviner to
United Technologies Corporation, dated on 30 July 2009.

--Transmittal Letter submitted by United Technologies
Corporation, dated 1 September 2009.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 11 September 2009, approved 18
September 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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