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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.

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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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