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Title: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK ON

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STATE FOR PM/DTTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR 
 
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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK ON 
APPLICATION 050025737 
 
REFS: A) STATE 38128, B) 06 VILNIUS 988, C) WATKINS/WOODARD E-MAILS 
 
03/30/2007 
 
¶1. (U) This report contains business-sensitive information.  Please 
protect accordingly. 
 
Previous site visit 
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¶2. (SBU) We visited Helisota Ltd. on October 16, 2006 to conduct a 
Blue Lantern check for a different application, reporting our 
results in ref B.  Per ref C instructions, we did not visit Helisota 
again, but corresponded by telephone and e-mail with Helisota's 
Director of International Sales, Anatolij Legenzov, to obtain the 
necessary information. 
 
Details of investigation 
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¶3. (SBU) Legenzov confirmed that Helisota ordered the items listed 
in ref A (paragraph 4) as part of its support contract with the 
United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense (UKMOD).  Legenzov said that 
the UKMOD has contracted with Helisota to provide maintenance on its 
Mi-17 helicopters.  The UKMOD did not specifically order these 
parts, Legenzov said, but the contract requires Helisota to have 
stand-by replacement parts for the three Mi-17s the UKMOD is 
operating in Afghanistan.  These parts will go to Kabul because the 
UKMOD wants them in-theater to minimize downtime if there is a 
problem with existing equipment, he added. 
 
¶4. (SBU) Legenzov said that the UKMOD is the buyer and end user of 
this equipment.  He said that Helisota ordered the equipment through 
Aviation Service, A.S. because it is an authorized Honeywell and 
Garmin distributor for Europe.  He also said that AeroDynamix 
(Euless, TX) performs the NVG adaptation of the equipment and 
applied for the export license. 
 
¶5. (SBU) Helisota sent us a copy of its contract with Aviatiation 
Service, which included a list of ten items Helisota ordered, 
including those listed in ref A.  Helisota also provided a copy of 
an end-user statement signed by "PJN Taylor, Wing Commander, UKMOD" 
dated October 27, 2006.  The statement certifies that the UKMOD is 
the end user of the following items: 
 
--KNI 416 IND ALT XPANDED SCALE 28V BLK NVG 
--KI 825 3 EHSI INDICATOR BLK NVG 
--GNS 430A BLACK RECEIVER NVG 
--GI-106A CDI NVG (Note: this item is not listed in ref A.) 
 
¶6. Legenzov said that the "GPS/NAV Annunciator" (listed in ref A) is 
part of the GNS 430A system, and that AeroDynamix listed it 
separately because it needs to be modified for NVG use.  He also 
said that the eyebrow light, connector, and spacer (ref A) are parts 
for the GI-106A NVG adaptation. 
 
Conclusions and point-of-contact 
-------------------------------- 
 
¶7. (SBU) Helisota cooperated fully in this investigation and 
provided all the information we requested.  We have no objection to 
this transaction.  For additional questions or clarifications, 
please contact Economic Officer Scott Woodard (woodards@state.gov, 
tel: +370-5-266-5542). 
 
KELLY