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

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UNCLAS STATE 115802

SIPDIS
PARIS FOR ERIC J. RUETER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC FR
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050183780

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 050183780 for the
export of night vision devices (NVDs) to
France. 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 NVD export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached
to these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVDs
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 French Army of
the NVDs, to determine the serial numbers of the NVDs, and
to verify that all NVDs 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: 050183780

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

4 M983 D Gen III Night Vision Monocular submergible FOM not
to exceed 1600

License Value: USD 22,400.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. export data, 4 NVDs were
exported to France on 16 September 2009
END COMMENT

SELLER:

Nightline, Inc.
10705 SW 104 St.
Miami, FL 33176
POC is Cris Bartolomeo, Tel. 423-727-5900

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

L F E SARL
2 Rue De La Marly Le Roi
78150 Le Chesnay
France
POC is Pascal Michotey, Tel. 01 39 23 83 00

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

S D V Li Roissy
3 Rue Du Remblai BP 17354
95706 Roissy Charles De Gaulle
France
No POC provided

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministry of Defense
Direction Centrale Du Material of the Army
CS 30704
78013 Versailles Cedex
France
POC is Sous-directeur Technique, General Didier Henaut, No
Tel. provided

PURPOSE:

NVDs will be used by the French Army for their different
interventions by night.

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
the French MoD, signed by Sous-directeur Technique, General
Didier Henaut on 21 July 2009 and by L F E SARL Manager,
Pascal Michotey on 9 July 2009.

--Purchase Order No. NL-33-2009 submitted by L F E SARL
Manager, Pascal Michotey, signed 9 July 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 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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