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 050129594
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 050129594 for the export of
a FLIR Thermal Imaging System (FLIR) to South Africa. 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: Unfamiliar foreign end-user Combined
Private Investigations CC (CPI). The company has not
appeared on previous licenses nor have its bona fides been
verified by a Blue Lantern check.
4. ACTION PRETORIA: Post is requested to make inquiries with
host government officials to establish the bona fides of
unfamiliar foreign end-user, CPI, and to confirm that end-use
is as stated on the license application. PM/DTCC requests
that post conducts a site visit to CPI in order to provide
Department with an assessment of its business operations and
on-site security. Finally, post is asked to assess whether
the company appears to be a reliable recipient of USML items.
If a site visit is not possible, please inform the PM/DTCC
The following questions are provided as suggested guidance:
--Does the company have secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling USML items?
--What is the exact end-use for this USML item?
--What is the nature of the company and when was it
established? Who are its principals?
--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located?
--Does the company understand the restrictions on United
States Munitions List (USML) items, especially the
prohibition against unauthorized re-transfer and re-export?
5. Details of license application:
DTC Case: 050129594
1 FLIR model Ultra 8000 (320x240 InSb FPA), thermal imaging
system including parts and accessories to support the
License Value: USD 200,000.00
Robinson Helicopter Company
2901 Airport Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
POC is Mallory Kohler, Tel. 310-539-0508 ext. 209
National Airways Corporation
Hangar 105, Gate 15
P.O. Box 293, Lanseria Airport
POC is Director, G. Phillips, Tel. 011-267-5000
Combined Private Investigations CC
P.O. Box 50172
POC is Principal Raymon Robertson, No tel. provided
Installed on R44 commercial helicopter for law enforcement
(prevention of cable theft), patrol, and SAR operations.
6. Submitted in support of the license were the following
documents (PM/DTCC can fax documentation to post upon
--DSP-83 Nontransfer and Use Certificate submitted by CPI and
signed by CPI Principal Raymon Robertson on 17 October 2008
and by National Airways Corporation Director, G. Phillips on
17 October 2008.
--Purchase Order No. NAC 10/2008 submitted by National
Airways Corporation Director, G. Phillips on 14 October 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 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 at
http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Blue Lantern End-Use
8. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this