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Cablegate: Response to Blue Lantern Level 3 Post-Shipment

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PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

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TAGS: ETTC KOMC CO IS
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3 POST-SHIPMENT
END-USE CHECK, LICENSE 050147620

REF: STATE 113095

1. (SBU) Summary: Representatives from Rafael Advanced
Defense System's Missiles and Netric-Center Warfare Division
confirmed receipt of the five turret and five logic laser
harnesses in April 2009. According to Rafael Deputy Director
for Security and Information Security Director Moshe
Greenshtein, one logic laser harness and three turret
harnesses have been used to manufacture one Litening infrared
targeting and navigation pod, and two Reccelite airborne
reconnaissance pods. Greenshtein said the Reccelite pod would
be sent to Colombia in a matter of days, while he anticipated
shipment of the Litening pod to Colombia in February 2009.
The remaining turret and laser logic harnesses remain stored
in a Rafael controlled-access facility. End summary.

2. (SBU) Polmiloff visited Rafael Advanced Defense System's
Missiles and Netric-Center Warfare (NCW) Division on December
8. Rafael is a GOI-owned company; it was established as part
of the MOD more than 60 years ago and was incorporated in
2002. Based in Leshem, Israel (approximately 30 minutes east
of Haifa), the Missiles and NCW Division employs
approximately 2,660 of Rafael's 5,500 employees. The
Missiles and NCW Division focuses on intelligence and
netric-center warfare, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance (ISR), air superiority, air-to-surface
precision guided weapons (PCWs), solutions for the "future
warrior," combat suits for helicopters, and multipurpose
tactical missiles. Kobi Fogler from the MOD's Directorate of
Security Defense Establishment (MALMAB) also was present
during the site visit.

3. (SBU) Rafael Deputy Director for Security and Information
Security Director Moshe Greenshtein and his team briefed on
the turret (TA1K7000C-E95) and logic laser (TAUK6600A-E95)
harnesses used for Litening infrared targeting and navigation
pod and Reccelite airborne reconnaissance pod. Greenshtein
confirmed that Rafael received the harnesses in April 2009.
Per the purchase order, he noted that the harnesses had been
ordered from CICOIL Corporation (Valencia, CA) via Rafael
USA, INC. Greenshtein also presented copies of the
declaration, export license, invoice, and packing slip in
support of the license application.

4. (SBU) Greenshtein noted that of the five logic laser
harnesses (TAUK6600A-E95), Rafael still possessed four in its
warehouse. According to Greenshtein, Rafael still possesses
two of the five turret harnesses (TA1K7000C-E95). He noted
that two Reccelite pods containing two turret harnesses will
be shipped to Colombia in the "next few days." He
anticipated shipping a Litening pod containing one logic
laser harness and one turret harness to Colombia in February
2010.

5. (SBU) Greenshtein reviewed Rafael's computer
accountability and tracking system, which includes serial
numbers, purchase orders, project numbers, and indicates
whether a component is a controlled item. Controlled items
are logged into this computer system for tracking, marked
with an end-use sticker, and stored in a secure,
controlled-access facility. All Rafael team members working
on these projects must hold GOI "top secret" clearances.

6. (SBU) Greenshtein noted that the computer system tracks
the project for which the harnesses are intended. He said
the production line manager receives a computer-generated
report daily of components and projects for which they were
used. If there is a discrepancy, the report will note that
the component was used for the wrong project. Greenshtein
said his security shop receives the same report weekly for
accountability purposes.
CUNNINGHAM

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