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SubjectBLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
OriginSecretary of State
ClassificationUNCLASSIFIED
ReleasedAug 30, 2011 01:44
CreatedMay 23, 2008 18:07
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SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK 
ON APPLICATION 050101974 
 
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 application 050101974 for the export 
of a Bell UH-1H helicopter to South Africa.  Post is 
requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days. 
 Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending 
and future licenses involving parties to this license. 
 
 3. Reason for request:  Leading Edge Aviation, unfamiliar 
foreign end user. 
 
 4. ACTION: Embassy is requested to make inquiries with 
appropriate Leading Edge officials to determine if it has 
ordered the Bell UH-1H helicopter and plans to use the 
aircraft for the purpose stated on the license.  Department 
requests that Embassy conduct a site visit to Leading Edge 
(if this is geographically/financially feasible, otherwise 
contact by phone and request documents via email or fax) in 
order to provide an assessment of its business operations, 
on-site security, and general reliability as a recipient of 
United States Munitions List (USML) items.  POC at Leading 
Edge is Mark Jackson, President, TEL: 27-13-741-3654, 
reference PO # 5874 dated March 25, 2008. The following 
questions are offered as suggested guidance with Leading 
Edge: 
 
- Can Leading Edge provide documentation firmly establishing 
its order for the helicopter from the U.S. applicant, 
Tamarack Helicopters? 
 
- For what purpose will the helicopter be used? 
 
- Does Leading Edge understand that the aircraft may not be 
operated in prohibited countries, per Section 126.1 of the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)? 
 
- Does the company understand the restrictions on Unites 
States Munitions List (USML) articles, particularly regarding 
re-export and retransfer? 
 
- Who are the company's main clients? 
 
If a site visit is not possible, please inform PM/DTCC case 
officer.   END ACTION. 
 
 
 5. Details of license application: 
 
DTC Case: 050101974 
 
QUANTITY/COMMODITY: 
 
1     UH-1H complete helicopter N641BV, SN64-13623 
 
License Value: USD 750,000 
 
 
SELLER: 
 
Tamarack Helicopters, Inc 
2849 McIntyre Road 
Stevensville, MT 59879 
 
FOREIGN CONSIGNEE: 
 
None 
 
FOREIGN END-USER: 
 
Leading Edge Aviation, CC Mark Jackson 
Hanger A#1 Nelspruit Municipal Airport 
PO Box 1276 
Nelspruit, South Africa 
 
PURPOSE: 
 
Fire Fighting 
 
 
 6. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR 
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in 
the subject line.  Department can fax license documentation 
to post upon request.  POC is Tim Watkins, Phone: 
202-663-2814; Email: WatkinsTR@state.gov; SIPRNET: 
WatkinsTR@state.sgov.gov.  The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) 
is available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book 
Collection on the DOS Intranet: 
http://buncheelectroniclibrary.state.gov/eboo ks/ 
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%20 final .pdf 
 
 7. Department is grateful for post's assistance in this 
matter. 
RICE
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