06MOSCOW11264, EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION:

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06MOSCOW11264 2006-10-06 11:40 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0007
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1264 2791140
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061140Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3556
RHFJUSC/HQS US CUSTOMS SERVICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 011264 
 
SIPDIS 
 
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/DMUSLU/MHAMES 
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA 
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST-SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: 
FEDERALNAYA SLUZHBA OHRANY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE 
NO: D356296 
 
REFTEL: USDOC 04153 
 
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided 
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export 
Administration Act. 
 
2. Reftel requested a post-shipment verification to 
determine the legitimacy and reliability of the end- 
user, Federalnaya Sluzhba Ohrany, Moscow, Russia. The 
company was listed on BIS license number: D356296 as 
the ultimate consignee of 8 thermal surveillance 
camera system, model TVIS and 2 thermal cameras, model 
no. Photon Block 2, ECCN: 6A003.B.4. These commodities 
are controlled for national security and regional 
security reasons. The exporter is Indigo Systems 
Corporation, 70 Castilian Dr., Goleta, CA 93117. 
 
3. On September 29, 2006, Export Control Attache 
Donald Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the 
requested post-shipment verification with Federalnaya 
Sluzhba Ohrany (Russian abbreviation FSO) at the 
offices of Gulfstream Engineering Company, 44, 
Bolshaya Polyanka st., Moscow, Russia. The export 
control team met with Stepan N. Cherepnin, Chief of 
CCTV and Access Controls Department, and Igor N. 
Azarov of the FSO. 
 
4. FSO is an agency of the Government of Russia (GOR) 
tasked with the protection of the President of the 
Russian Federation and other state officials.  The 
agency is also responsible for the security of certain 
state property, such as the Kremlin. 
 
5. Gulfstream Engineering Company (GEC) is the 
principal contractor on an FSO tender to provide 
closed-circuit television cameras for use at several 
FSO protected facilities, including the Kremlin.  The 
company was founded in 1994, and provides security 
engineering, systems installation, and monitoring 
services. GEC has worked with the FSO since 1996, as 
FSO has found them to be reliable, providing high 
quality equipment that is competitively priced.  GEC 
has several government contracts in addition to those 
for FSO, and holds licenses for engineering, 
construction, installation and data transmission from 
appropriate authorities.  As a government contractor, 
all employees are vetted through the Federal Security 
Service (Russian abbreviation FSB), and the company is 
authorized to carry out activities associated with 
National Security Information of the GOR.  The company 
is privately held, and operates from an office in the 
city center of Moscow with 200 employees. 
 
6. The cameras were purchased by FSO for use in 
physical security operations at several locations, 
including the Kremlin.  The exact location of the 
cameras is considered a state secret.  FSO is aware of 
the license conditions, and will not transfer the 
cameras to any other organizations or uses. 
 
7. The team was shown four FLIR model 427-0007-06-00 
TV-IS 14" cameras: serial numbers 0431, 0432, 0433, 
and 0434, four FLIR model 427-0007-07-00 TV-IS 23" 
cameras: serial numbers 0435, 0436, 0437, and 0438, 
and two Photon 19mm imagers, serial number 4582 and 
4620.  The Photon imagers were mounted in Pelco ES- 
3012-2 cameras by GEC.  All units were in new 
condition, with the FLIR cameras still in their 
original boxes as normally shipped. 
 
8. Recommendations: Post recommends Federalnaya 
Sluzhba Ohrany, Moscow, Russia, and Gulfstream 
Engineering Company, Moscow, Russia as reliable 
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities. 
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE) 
BURNS

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