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

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UNCLAS STATE 000189

SIPDIS
COLOMBIA FOR KRISTIN HAWORTH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC CO
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050056848

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 050056848 for the
export of image intensification tubues (IITs) to
Colombia. Post is requested to complete this Blue Lantern
check within 45 days. Lack of response to a Blue Lantern
check will affect pending and future licenses involving
parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: Due to the sensitivity of the
equipment and the potential for their diversion or misuse,
the Department of State and the Department of Defense have
policies of carefully scrutinizing night vision device (NVD)
export licenses and
taking steps to ensure proper end-use. Provisos attached
to these licenses obligate the end-user to secure the NVDs
from loss, theft, or unauthorized access, and to perform
routine inventory checks by serial number. These records
are to be made available for review upon US Government
request.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to make inquiries
to confirm continued possession by the Colombian Army of
the IITs, to determine the serial numbers of the IITs, and
to verify that all IITs are secure and being used only for
the purpose stated on the license. Any losses, theft,
destruction/disposal,
or change in end-use should be reported. Department requests
that post conduct a site visit, if possible, in order to
gather and verify this information. If a site visit is
not possible, please obtain official written confirmation
of receipt and possession and inform PM/DTCC case officer.

5. For background, the following details of the license in
question are provided:

DTC Case: 050056848

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

808 Image Intensifiers Gen 3 MX 10130D FOM not to exceed 1250
1 Night Vision Component Parts

License Value: USD 2,829,110.00

COMMENT: According to U.S. Customs data, the following items
were shipped on the following dates:

--504 IITs to Colombia on 12 December 2007
--1 IIT to Colombia on 12 December 2007
--126 IITs to Colombia on 26 December 2007
--50 IITs to Colombia on 31 January 2008
--30 IITs to Colombia on 7 February 2008
--31 IITs to Colombia on 22 February 2008
--20 IITs to Colombia on 28 February 2008
--47 IITs to Colombia on 8 April 2008
END COMMENT

SELLER:

Nightline, Inc.
10705 SW 104 St.
Miami, FL 33176
POC is Cris Bartolomeo, Tel. 423-727-5900

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Industria Militar
Deposito Habilitado No. 08102
Bogota DC
Colombia
POC is Gerente General Industria Militar, Coronel Carlos
Enrique Villareal Quintero, No Tel. provided

FOREIGN END-USER:

Ministerio de Defensa Nacional Ejercito Nacional
Avenida El Dorado Can
Colombia
POC is Jefe Logistico, Ejercito Nacional de Colombia, BG.
Ricardo A. Vargas Briceno, No Tel. provided

PURPOSE:

Will be used exclusively by the Colombian Army for counter
narcotics, border patrol and antiterrorist operations.

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

--Nontransfer and Use Certificate (Form DSP-83), submitted by
the Colombian Army, signed by Jefe Logistico, Ejercito
Nacional de Colombia, BG. Ricardo A. Vargas Briceno on 5 July
2007, and Gerente General Industria Militar, Coronel Carlos
Enrique Villareal Quintero on 5 July 2007 and by Second in
Command Colombian Army, Mayor General Carlos Lemus Pedraza on
5 July 2007.

--End-use Statement submitted by the Colombian Army, signed
by Jefe Logistico, Ejercito Nacional de Colombia, BG. Ricardo
A. Vargas Briceno, no date provided.

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 Tim Mazzarelli, Phone:
202-663-3867; Email: MazzarelliTP@state.gov; SIPRNET:
MazzarelliTP@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook
(ref) is available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's
E-Book Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf


8. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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