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

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKO #2739 3350131
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 010131Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7848
INFO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY
RUETIAA/DIRNSA FORT GEORGE G MEADE MD PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS TOKYO 002739

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR PM/DTCC BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC JA
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON APPLICATION 050187092

REF: STATE 115095

1. (SBU) Post submits the following information in response
to reftel inquiry. Post contacted Kenichiro Teramoto of the
Equipment Policy Division, Ministry of Defense on November
11, 2009, by e-mail. Teramoto confirmed by e-mail on
November 26, all items listed in reftel have been ordered by
the Japanese Air Self Defense Forces from consignee Sunisho
Aero-Systems Corporation as spare parts for the A/A47-U3
target drone, tow reeling and launcher towed by the
F-4EJ(KAI).

2. (SBU) Based on the response to our inquiry through GOJ
standard channels, post believes the transaction is
legitimate.

3. (SBU) Future Blue Lantern inquiries for Japan should be
directed to Jason N. Lawrence.
ROOS

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