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Cablegate: Uganda - Blue Lantern Dtc Case: 050112288 (Triple

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKM #1360 3371345
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 031345Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY KAMPALA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1995

UNCLAS KAMPALA 001360

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC UG
SUBJECT: UGANDA - BLUE LANTERN DTC CASE: 050112288 (TRIPLE
CANOPY)

REF: STATE 90917

1. (U) PolOff conducted a post-shipment inspection of license
050112288 for the export of International Traffic in Arms
(ITAR)-controlled biometric identification equipment on
December 1 per reftel request. Poloff visited the Triple
Canopy Uganda recruiting/processing center to inspect the
equipment and speak with Triple Canopy Uganda representative
Herbert Walker.

2. (U) Reftel directed Post to inspect end use of the
following items:

- 1 Kit - Mobile fingerprint scanner
- 1 Kit - Latent Image Camera
- 1 Kit - Jump Kit, Guardian R

Poloff confirmed that one mobile fingerprint scanner, one
digital camera, and one laptop computer with application
software are in use for the stated purpose at the stated
Kampala address per reftel. Walker stated that these items
comprise all of the equipment used by Triple Canopy Uganda
for biometric processing. It is unclear from our inspection
whether these items form part of the "Jump Kit", or represent
the individual mobile fingerprint scanner "kit" and latent
image camera "kit".

3. (U) Embassy Kampala P.O.C. for this inspection is
Political Officer Trevor Olson (email: OlsonTR@state.gov).
LANIER

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