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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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SIPDIS
SAN JOSE FOR ROBERT B. ANDREW
POL/ECON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050114240

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-shipment check on license 050114240 for the export of
one (1) International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled UH-1H
Bell helicopter to Costa Rica. 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: Foreign end-user is a non-military
entity; verify compliance with provisos 1 and 2 of the
license approval (see para 4).

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post confirm that the
foreign end-user, Fuego de Indios, S.A. (FDI) is in continued
possession of the aircraft and that it is being used for the
purpose stated on the license application. Post is also asked
to verify that the subject helicopter has been demilitarized
and that all fixed hard-points have been removed, as was
required prior to export of the aircraft per provisos 1 and 2
of the license approval. A copy of the provisos will be
emailed separately.

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050114240

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

1 - UH-1H Bell Helicopter, Serial No. 69-15123

License Value: 907,533.00 USD

(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, the helicopter was
exported on 25 May 2009. END COMMENT)

SELLER:

Aero Management Inc.
via subsidiary North West Helicopters Inc.
1000 85th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Tel: (360) 754-7200
POC: Brian Reynolds

FOREIGN END USER:

Fuego de Indios, S.A.
100 m. sur, 150 m. este
San Jose
Costa Rica
Tel 1: (506) 2253-5227
Tel 2: (506) 8848-2790
POC: Robert Liechty, Treasurer

PURPOSE:

Commercial mining business; hauling of equipment and
passengers to remote mine sites.

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

--Non-Transfer and Use Certificate (DSP-83) signed by Robert
Liechty, dated 2 July 2008.

--Purchase Order submitted by FDI to North West Helicopters,
dated 2 July 2008.

--End-Use Statement signed by Robert Liechty, dated 2 July
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.
CLINTON

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