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02ROME1964
2002-04-22 04:50:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Rome
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BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST LICENCE END USE

Tags:   KOMC  ETTC  IT  BLUE  LANTERN 
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						UNCLAS ROME 001964 

SIPDIS

FOR PM/DTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KOMC ETTC IT BLUE LANTERN
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST LICENCE END USE
CHECKS ON LICENSES 05-843909 AND 05-843912

REF: (A) STATE 72510, (B) STATE 28695



1. THIS MESSAGE RESPONDS TO POST-LICENSE END-USE
CHECKS NO. 05-843909 AND 05-843912 FOR EXPORT OF GOODS
TO THE ITALIAN ARMED FORCES VALUED AT $250,000.00 AND
$81,875.00, RESPECTIVELY.



2. EMBOFF VISITED SELENIA 2000 AND SPOKE WITH
UNCLASSIFIED

PAGE 02 ROME 01964 220554Z
DR. PIETRO ROCCO, OWNER AND COMMERCIAL REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE FIRM. ROCCO CONFIRMED THAT THE MATERIAL
CONTAINED IN DTC CASE NUMBERS 05-843909 AND 05-843912
HAVE BEEN ORDERED BY THE ITALIAN ARMED FORCE FOR USE IN
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.



3. ROCCO ALSO STATED THAT THE MATERIAL IN QUESTION
HAS NOT YET BEEN RECEIVED. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE FIRST
ORDER WOULD LEAVE THE U.S. BY APRIL 22 AND ARRIVE IN
ROME THE FIRST OR SECOND WEEK OF MAY. HE ESTIMATED
THAT THE SECOND WOULD LEAVE SOON AFTERWARD. THE CARGO
WILL BE PICKED UP BY HIS FIRM IMMEDIATELY UPON ITS
ARRIVAL AND WILL BE ESCORTED TO ITS FINAL DESTINATION
IN ITALY.



4. ROCCO STATED THAT HIS FIRM HAS WORKED IN THE
DEFENSE SECTOR SINCE 1992 AND DOES BUSINESS ONLY WITH
THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT AND NOT WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
SELENIA 2000 IS A MEMBER OF URNI (THE ITALIAN NATIONAL
REGISTRY OF ARMAMENTS) AND USES PRODUCTS FROM PRIMARILY
THE FOLLOWING THREE U.S. FIRMS: INSIDE TECHNOLOGY,
SUREFIRE, AND BUSHMASTER.



5. EMBASSY WILL CONFIRM RECEIPT OF EQUIPMENT BY END-
USER, ONCE THIS TAKES PLACE.
SEMBLER

UNCLASSIFIED

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2002ROME01964 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED