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

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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050170260

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 050170260 for the
export of night vision devices (NVDs) to
Israel. 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 Israeli MoD 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: 050170260

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

2 9350CIU-3F-1600 Gen III FOM 1600 image intensifier without
auto-gated power supply

License Value: USD 10,000.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. export data, 2 NVDs were
exported to Israel on 2 August 2009
END COMMENT

SELLER:

Sofradir EC Inc.
373 Route 46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004
POC is Michelle Intiso, Tel. 973-882-0211

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Ministry of Defense
23 Kaplan Street
Tel Aviv
Israel
POC is Head of Politico-Military Bureau, Amos Gilad, No Tel.
provided

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE

M. Paz Logistics Ltd.
20 Hata'as P.O. Box 86
Kfar Saba 44425
Israel
POC is V.P. Operations, Anat Pz-Zarmi, Tel. 972-9-7661555

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministry of Defense
23 Kaplan Street
Tel Aviv
Israel
POC is Head of Politico-Military Bureau, Amos Gilad, No Tel.
provided

PURPOSE:

The equipment being sold under this license application will
be used for self defense by the MoD for monitoring border for
illegal crossing and possible terrorist attacks

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 Israeli MoD, signed by Head of Politico-Military Bureau,
Amos Gilad on 27 October 2009 and M. Paz Logistics V.P.
Operations, Anat Pz-Zarmi on 16 October 2008.

--Purchase Order No. 3966A-08 submitted by M. Paz Logistics
on 1 February 2009, (illegible signature).

--End-use Statement submitted by the Israeli MoD, signed by
Head of Politico-Military Bureau, Amos Gilad on 15 January
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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