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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Pre-License Check: Mashcomplecs Fakel Ltd.,

VZCZCXYZ0002
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #3154 3650629
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 310629Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5841
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003154

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LRITTER
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN
USDOC FOR 532/BIS/OEA/TWILLIS/EHOLLAND/ANALYST

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: MASHCOMPLECS FAKEL LTD.,
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO.D427375

REFTEL: REQUEST #6110082; DATED 11/24/2009

1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.

2. Reftel requested a pre-license check to determine the legitimacy
and reliability of the end-user, Mashcomplecs Fakel Ltd., Moscow,
Russia. The organization is listed on BIS license application
D427375 as the ultimate consignee of one explorer 600KHZ Doppler
velocity log. This item is controlled for national security reasons
under ECCN 6A001. The licensee is Teledyne RD Instruments, 14020
Stowe Dr., Poway, CA 92064.

3. On December 22, 2009, Commercial Attach Nancy Luther and LES
Natalya Shipitsina conducted the requested pre-license check at the
offices of Mashcomplecs Fakel Ltd., 37/2, Prospect Vernadskogo,
Moscow, Russia. The export control team met with Vyacheslav Shutko,
Director of Purchasing. The small company was founded in March 2009
(Registration Certificate verified). The company has 12 permanent
employees, including two engineers, and hires other specialists as
needed on a project basis. The Owner and General Manager is Galina
Schukina. The company sources and services machines and equipment
for government organizations and private companies. According to
Shutko, who was very forthcoming with information, since the
companyQs start up in March, they have had 20 contracts involving 45
transactions of machinery and parts.

4. Mashcomplecs Fakel has assurances (via the Moscow City
Government) that upon purchase of this equipment, it will be
selected to take part in a tender, a construction project in
preparation for the upcoming 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. The
Teledyne RD Instruments Explorer 600KHZ Doppler velocity log will be
used for measuring the direction and speed of water currents. The
purpose of collecting the data is to assure that the Black Sea
waters are not damaged by the waste water from the construction
project, which will be, after filtration, dumped into the sea. The
equipment, which will be housed in Moscow at a dedicated secure
warehouse with 24 hour guard (Luther and Shipitsina visited), will
be taken to Sochi by a team of engineers and security specialists.
When not in use in Sochi, the device will be stored at a secure
warehouse which is to be determined. The Purchasing Manager
explained that the company does not yet have a contract to provide
the proposed services, since the tender has not yet been announced.

5. Recommendations: Post recommends Mashcomplecs Fakel Ltd., Moscow,
Russia, as a reliable recipient of sensitive U.S. origin
commodities. However, given that the company was not yet able to
provide a contract, it is recommended that a requirement for
post-shipment verification be added to the conditions of the
license.

(FCS MOSCOW/ KKRAVETSKY/NLUTHER)
RUBIN

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