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

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC RP
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050215379

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 pre-license check on license 050215379 for the export of
International Traffic in Arms (ITAR)-controlled OV-10
aircraft parts to the Philippines. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern inquiry within 30 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern inquiry will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for request: End-Use Statement purportedly provided
by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) appears to have been
doctored. The document seems to be on legitimate PAF
letterhead, but the date, quantities, and signature fields
appear to have been altered. In addition, new text appears to
have been transposed over the original letterhead. The
foreign intermediate consignee, Lesmar Enterprises is also
unfamiliar to DDTC (limited licensing history and no previous
Blue Lantern checks). Finally, the OV-10 is a platform
operated by nations proscribed under Part 126.1 of the ITAR.

4. ACTION: The Department requests that Post make inquiries
with PAF and Lesmar officials to establish the bona fides of
Lesmar in the transaction. Conduct a site visit to assess
the company's reliability as a recipient of United States
Munitions List (USML) articles as well as an assessment of
the company's on-site security and operations. If a site
visit is not possible, please inform the PM/DTCC case
officer.

The following points are included for guidance:

--Can Lesmar provide documentation that verifies the end-use
of the aircraft parts, such as a contract or purchase order
with the PAF?

--When was Lesmar established and who are its principals?

--What is the nature of the company's business?

--What type of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are they located?

--Does Lesmar understand the restrictions on USML items,
especially the prohibition against unauthorized
retransfer and re-export?

END ACTION.

5. Details of license application:

DTC CASE: 050215379

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

48 - Carrier & Button Lining, Part No. SA342-22

License Value: 11,520 USD

SELLER:

Aerotropic International, Inc.
108 Water Street
Castine, ME 04421
Tel: 207-326-9444
POC: Robert L. Scott

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Global Aviation Spares Pty. Ltd.
34/8 Tilley Lane
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Australia
Tel: 61 (2) 9453 2059
Fax: 61 (2) 9451 7015
POC: Todd Adema

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Lesmar Enterprises
33 Sanchez Ave. Greenheights Subdivision
Paranaque, Metro Manila 1700
Philippines
Tel: 63 2 823 7544
POC: Roy Maria

FOREIGN END-USER:

Philippine Air Force
15th Strike Wing
Major Danilo Atienza Air Base
Sangley Point, Cavite City
Philippines
POC: Major Joel A. Inacay, Director for Logistics

PURPOSE:

Services and maintenance of OV-10 aircraft owned and operated
by the PAF.

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

--Purchase Order No. 6984 submitted by Global Aviation Spares
to Aerotropic International, dated 2 February 2010.

--End-Use Statement from the PAF, signed by Maj. Joel A.
Inacay, dated 5 February 2010.

--Department of State License for Permanent Export of
Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Unclassified
Technical Data, submitted 17 February 2010.

7.(U) 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.(U) Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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