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

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UNCLAS STATE 115801

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PRAGUE FOR DAMIAN ARKY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC EZ
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050171250

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 050171250 for the
export of night vision goggles (NVGs)
and related component parts to the Czech Republic.
Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern
check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern
check will affect pending and future licenses involving
parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Due to the sensitivity of the
equipment and the potential for their diversion or misuse,
the Department of State and the Department of Defense have
policies of carefully scrutinizing NVG export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached
to these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVGs
from loss, theft, or unauthorized access, and to perform
routine inventory checks by serial number. These records
are to be made available for review upon US Government
request. Provisos also obligate the end-user to immediately
notify DDTC upon loss,
theft and/or destruction of these articles.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to confirm continued
possession by the Czech Police Aviation Department (CPAD) of
the NVGs, to determine the serial numbers of the NVGs, and
to verify that all NVGs are secure and being used only for
the purpose stated on the license. Department requests
that post conduct a site visit, if possible, in order to
gather and verify this information. If a site visit is
not possible, please obtain official written confirmation
of receipt and possession, and inform PM/DTCC case officer.
END ACTION

5. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:

DTC Case: 050171250

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

9 M 949 (A/AVS 9 style) FOM not to exceed 1600 with standard
accessories
9 M 949 quick disconnect mounts for SPH-5CG helmet
9 M 949 clip on power supply assembly

License Value: USD 116,910.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. export data, all NVGs and related
component parts were
exported to the Czech Republic on 10 July 2009
END COMMENT

SELLER:

Nightline Inc.
10705 SW 1047 St.
Miami, FL 33176
POC is Cris Bartolomeo, Tel. 423-727-5900

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Omnipol A.S.
Nekazanka 11
112 21 Praha 1
POC is Director General, Michal Hon, No Tel. provided

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

Aviation Services A.S.
K Letisti 1063/27
160 08 Praha 6
Czech Republic
POC is Lenka Prochazkova, Tel. 420 234 624 111

FOREIGN END-USER:

Czech Police Aviation Department
P.O. 614 #35
16100 Praha
Czech Republic
POC is Director of CPAD, Dr. Panenka, Tel. 420 974 838 252

PURPOSE:

The NVGs will be used on EC 135 and Bell 412 helicopters
operated by the CPAD for law enforcement, surveillance, and
patrolling.

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

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), submitted by
CPAD, signed by Director of CPAD, Dr. Panenka on 24 April
2009, and by Omnipol A.S. Director General, Michal Hon on 21
April 2009.

--Purchase Order No. AS090059 submitted by Aviation Services
A.S., signed by Lenka Prochazkova on 10 April 2009.

--End-user Certfication submitted by CPAD, signed by Director
of CPAD, Dr. Panenka (undated).

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 Tim Mazzarelli, Phone:
202-663-3867; Email: MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET:
MazzarelliTP@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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