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Title: BLUE LANTERN (DTC CASE 05-1007717) -- EXPORT OF

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06PRAGUE14202006-11-16 15:12:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Prague
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SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC-BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETTC KOMC LH UK EZ
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN (DTC CASE 05-1007717) -- EXPORT OF 
NIGHT VISION GOGGLE PARTS 
 
REF: STATE 170863 
 
¶1. (U) Poloff contacted Aviation Service on November 16 and 
spoke to General Manager Josef Eifler about the equipment 
referenced in reftel. According to Mr. Eifler, the equipment 
is helicopter "navigation and communications equipment," 
which was manufactured and modified by Honeywell for use with 
night vision goggles (reftel identified the equipment as 
"night vision goggle parts"). Mr. Eifler offered to provide 
the list of the parts involved in the transaction upon 
request. 
 
¶2. (U) Poloff asked Mr. Eiffler the following questions 
specified in reftel. 
 
Q: When was Aviation Service established? 
 
A: 1991. Mr. Eifler noted that Aviation Service is a licensed 
Honeywell dealer. 
 
Q: Who are Aviation Service's typical customers? 
 
A: Central European Ministries of Defense, police, border 
guards, general aviation operators, and private aircraft 
operators. 
 
Q: Can Aviation Service confirm the order for NVG parts from 
the British MOD? How long has Aviation Service done business 
with the British MOD? 
 
A: Mr. Eifler explained that Aviation Service is the reseller 
of the equipment, and does not have direct business dealings 
with the British MOD. Helisota, Aviation's partner in the 
transaction, has the sales contract with the British MOD. Mr. 
Eifler confirmed that it is his understanding that the 
British MOD is the end user of the equipment. 
 
¶3. (U) Post has previously investigated a Aviation Service in 
connection with a transation with the Czech police involving 
night vision goggle equipment (DTC case 05-991215) and is 
satisfied the company is a legitimate company. 
 
¶4. (U) For more information, contact Political Officer Brian 
Greaney (420-257-022-306), or Political Officer Sarah Peck 
(420-257-022-312). 
GRABER