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02AMMAN5195
2002-09-11 14:13:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Amman
Cable title:  

EMBASSY POSITION ON THIRD PARTY TRANSFER OF ROYAL

Tags:  PREL MARR MASS MCAP JO 
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						UNCLAS AMMAN 005195 

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL MARR MASS MCAP JO
SUBJECT: EMBASSY POSITION ON THIRD PARTY TRANSFER OF ROYAL
JORDANIAN AIR FORCE RESIDUAL PARTS TO INTERTRADE AVIATION
CORP., AS REQUESTED BY JORDAN




1. U.S. Embassy Amman concurs with the GOJ request for third
party transfer of F-5 A/B spare parts to Intertrade Aviation
Corporation, 5722 Buckingham Drive, Huntington Beach, CA


92649.



2. Basis for Request:



A. Items being transferred: 7 ARM (NON-SME) value: USD
781.20; 2 ADAPTER, DRAIN VENT (NON-SME) value: USD 388.14; 41
DISK ASSY (NON-SME) value: USD 10,250.00; 8 VALVE, REGULATING
(NON-SME) value USD 2,560.00. TOTAL VALUE OF ALL ITEMS USD
13,979.34.



B. Source Program of the Defense Article Proposed for
Transfer: Excess FMS articles not being used on current F-5
models. According to the RJAF, these parts were originally
donated to Jordan by the Iranian Air Force in the 1970s with
USG approval at the time.



C. Acquisition Cost: No cost to the RJAF



D. Point of Contact at Intertrade Aviation Corporation
familiar with the Proposed Transfer and to whom required
assurance commitment language can be referred: Mr. Ted
Newfield; TEL: 714-895-3335



E. Proposed Use: Eventual sale by Intertrade Aviation



F. U.S. and Recipient Security Interests Served by the
Proposed Transfer: RJAF will be able to use funds generated
from sale of these surplus items for other more critical
needs.



G. Purposed Timeframe or Time Constraints: N/A



H. Demilitarization: N/A



3. Other Considerations:



A. Impact on Force Structure: None



B. Anticipated Reactions of Neighboring Nations: None



C. Ability to Operate and Maintain: N/A



D. Financial Considerations: The RJAF will obtain USD
13,979.34 as a result of this transfer.



E. Relevant Human Rights Considerations: The Jordanian
military have no history of human rights abuses and support
civilian control of the military. There are no human rights
considerations precluding the transfer of the specified items.

Conclusion and Recommendation: Transfer of the above listed
F-5 A/B spare parts will allow Jordan to dispose of items it
no longer requires and will generate a small amount of funds
which can be utilized for current needs. Recommend approval
of third party transfer of the listed F-5 Spare Parts to
Intertrade Aviation Corporation of Huntington Beach CA.
BERRY