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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 117877

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MANILA FOR GRAZNYA COFFIN
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050190210

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 pre-license check on license 050190210 for the
export of International Traffic in Arms
(ITAR)-controlled aircraft engine parts to the Philippines.
Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern
inquiry within 30 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, Shilelagh 205
(only one previous license on record); authenticity of
documentation from foreign end-user, Philippine Air Force
(PAF) is questionable; commodities sought by proscribed
entities.

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
foreign end-user, PAF, ordered the items listed directly from
Shilelagh 205 for the purpose stated on the license
application. In addition, the Department requests that Post
make inquiries with appropriate officials to establish the
bona fides of Shilelagh 205 in the transaction. Conduct a
site visit to assess the company's reliability as a recipient
of United States Munitions List (USML) articles as well as an
assessment of the company's on-site security and operations.
If a site visit is not possible, please inform the PM/DTCC
case officer.

The following points are included for guidance:

--Can Shilelagh 205 provide documentation that verifies the
end-use of the aircraft engine components, such as a contract
or purchase order with the PAF? Do you have an ongoing
business relationship with the PAF (or Philippines MOD)?

--When was Shilelagh 205 established and who are its
principals?

--What is the nature of the company's businesses -- what type
of items does it handle? Does the company serve as a broker?

--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are they located?

--Does Shilelagh 205 understand the restrictions on USML
items, especially the prohibition against unauthorized
re-transfer and re-export?

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050190210

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 Lot - Spare parts for the T53 series gas turbine engine
used on the UH-1H/Bell 205A-1/Huey II helicopter.

License Value: 1,000,000.000 USD

SELLER:

Transupport, Inc.
53 Turbine Way
Merrimack, NH 03054
Tel: 603-424-3111
POC: Jeffrey Foote

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Shilelagh 205
1033 Sunpointe Drive
BF Resort Village
Las Pinas City, 1747
Philippines
TeleFax: 632-8734870
POC: Michelle P. Torres, General Manager

FOREIGN END-USER:

Philippine Air Force
505th Search and Rescue Group
Colonel Jesus Villamore Air Base
Pasa City
Philippines
POC: Nomer G. Tumesa, Captain, Director for Materiel

PURPOSE:

For the maintenance, repair and/or overhaul of the T53 series
gas turbine engine used on the UH-1H/Bell 205A-1/Huey II
helicopters operated by the PAF.

6. Submitted in support of license application 050190210 were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Post upon request):

--Letter of Intent from Shilelagh 205, signed by Michelle P.
Torres, dated 6 September 2009.

--Letter of Intent from the PAF, signed by Nomer G. Tumesa,
dated 6 September 2009.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 16 September 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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