Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check
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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050199525
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 050199525 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled machine gun
weapon system components to France. 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: No military foreign end-user is
identified on the license for a commodity that appears to be
intended for ultimate sale to a government military entity.
4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post contact end-user
Eurocopter France in order to confirm that it received the
items listed and that they will be used for the purpose
stated on the license. In addition, Post is requested to
inquire as to who will be the ultimate end-user of the
CH-53GS helicopter on which the machine gun components will
be installed. Finally, Post is requested to remind
Eurocopter France that Department of State authorization is
required for the retransfer or re-export of the components.
5. Details of license application:
DTC CASE: 050199525
20 - Links Ejection Assembly, P/N S507011-151
20 - End Fitting Entrance Box for .50 Caliber Chutes, FN P/N
20 - Gun End Fitting for .50 Caliber Chutes, FN P/N
License Value: 7500.00 USD
(COMMENT: According to US Customs data, all items were
exported on 19 December 2009. END COMMENT)
Standard Armament, Inc.
631 Allen Ave.
Glendale, CA 91201
POC: Cathleen Joens
FN Herstal, S.A.
Voie de Liege 33
Tel: 32 4 240 81 11
POC: Michel Vanuscorps, Purchasing Director
Aeroport International Marseille
Tel: 33 (0) 4 42 85 97 97
Parts will be installed on a .50 caliber machine gun weapon
system located on the CH-53GS helicopter. These chutes fit
between the gun and ammo box.
6. Submitted in support of license application 050199525 were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will email documentation to
Post upon request):
--End Use Statement submitted by FN Herstal dated 6 May 2009.
--Purchase Order No. 740850 submitted by FN Herstal to
Standard Armament, dated 5 May 2009.
--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, signed 11 November 2009, approved 23 November
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
8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this