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

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UNCLAS STATE 115095

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TOKYO FOR EDWARD P. LUCHESSI
ECON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC JA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050183081

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 050183081 for the
export of International Traffic in Arms
(ITAR)-controlled target drone spare parts to Japan. 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: Unfamiliar consignee (limited
licensing history), Sunisho Aero-Systems Corporation (SAS);
no documentation from foreign end-user, Japan Ministry of
Defense (JMOD).

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
foreign end-user, JMOD, is in receipt of the spare parts,
that it ordered the parts from SAS, and that the parts are
being used for the purpose stated on the license application.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050183081

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2 - Forward Service Harness, Part No. 502AS2610
1 - Tachometer Generator, Part No. 502AS3582
1 - Tachometer Assembly, Part No. 502AS2762-501
2 - Pressure Gauge, Part No. 502AS2540

License Value: 157,657.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, all parts were
exported on 14 August 2009. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

Sumitomo Corp of America
600 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
POC: Risa Schechter
Tel: 202-207-0688

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Sunisho Aero-Systems Corp
1-8-8, Harumi
Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Japan
Tel: 03-5144-0032
Fax: 03-5144-0036
POC: M. Ono, Manager, Aerospace & Defense Dept. No. 1

FOREIGN END-USER:

Japan Ministry of Defense
Japan Air Self Defense Force, 4th Department
5-1, Ichigaya-Honmura-Cho
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Japan

PURPOSE:

Parts for the A/A47-U3 target drone, tow reeling and launcher
towed by the F-4EJ(KAI) aircraft.

6. Submitted in support of license application 050183081 were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax/email documentation
to Post upon request):

--Purchase Contract No. CBTI-08-8009 submitted by SAS to
Sumitomo, signed by M. Ono, dated 21 January 2009.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 4 August 2009, approved 7 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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