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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-License/Pre-Shipment

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TO RUEHTRO/AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI 1022
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 120213

SIPDIS
TRIPOLI FOR NATALIE BAKER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC LY
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-LICENSE/PRE-SHIPMENT
END-USE CHECK ON LICENSE 050101439

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-license/pre-shipment check on license 050101493 for
the export of International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled
aircraft parts and components to Libya. 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: To verify that the Libyan Air Force
(LAF) ordered the aircraft parts and components from foreign
consignee Romeera Aero Spares Limited (RASL). According to
US Customs data, no shipments have been made under this
license although it was approved over a year and half ago.
Furthermore, RASL and the foreign intermediate consignee,
Kearsley Airways Limited (KAL), are entities of concern due
to previous unfavorable Blue Lantern checks.

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
LAF ordered the aircraft parts listed below from RASL for the
purpose stated on the license. Post is also requested to
inquire as to if and when the LAF intends to take delivery of
the parts listed on the license.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050101493

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

Lot - Parts and components for the C-130 aircraft.

License Value: 5,000,000.00 USD

SELLER:

United Technologies Corporation
1 Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06101
Tel: 202-336-7411
POC: Dee Ruilova

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Romeera Aero Spares Limited
8 Temple Gardens
London NW11 0LL
United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0) 8458 7299
Fax: 44 (0) 8458 9945
POC: Mr. M. Mehta, Chairman

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Kearsley Airways Limited
Romeera House Stansted Airport
Stansed, Essex, CM24 1QL
United Kingdom

FOREIGN END-USER:

Libyan Air Force
Airport Metiga
Tripoli
Libya

PURPOSE:

Parts for the routine repair and maintenance of the Libyan
Air Force's C-130 aircraft.

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


STATE 00120213 002 OF 002


--Letter of Intent signed by Mr. M. Mehta of RASL, dated 11
March 2008.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 24 April 2008, approved 19 May 2008.

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.

9. Tripoli minimize considered.
CLINTON

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