UNCLAS PRAGUE 001420
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
Â¶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
Â¶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
Q: Who are Aviation Service's typical customers?
A: Central European Ministries of Defense, police, border
guards, general aviation operators, and private aircraft
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.
Â¶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.
Â¶4. (U) For more information, contact Political Officer Brian
Greaney (420-257-022-306), or Political Officer Sarah Peck