07MOSCOW250, EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: OOO “MODERN

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07MOSCOW250 2007-01-22 12:02 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0005
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0250 0221202
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 221202Z JAN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6673
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 000250 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/MHAMES/LRITTER 
USDOC FOR 3150/USFCS/OIO/CEENIS/MCOSTA 
USDOC FOR 532/OEE/MO'BRIEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC RS
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: PRE-LICENSE CHECK: OOO "MODERN 
OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES", MOSCOW, RUSSIA, LICENSE NO. 
D368935 
 
REFTEL: USDOC 06974 
 
 
1. Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided 
below is prohibited by Section 12C of the Export 
Administration Act. 
 
2. Reftel requested a Pre-license check to determine 
the legitimacy and reliability of the end-user, OOO 
"Modern Optical Technologies", Moscow, Russia. The 
company is listed on BIS license application D368935 
as the ultimate consignee of a thermal eye 262AS 
thermal imaging core manufactured byl-3 communications 
infrared. These items are controlled for national 
security, nuclear non-proliferation reasons under ECCN 
6A003. The licensee is PR Technologies, 7412 SW 
Beaverton Hillsdale HWY, Suite 205, Portland, OR 
97225. 
 
3. On January 16, 2007, Export Control Attache Donald 
Pearce and FSN Natalya Shipitsina conducted the 
requested pre-license check at the offices of Modern 
Optical Technologies (Russian abbreviation COT), 23/1 
Martosskaya Tishina St., Moscow, Russia. The export 
control team met with Aleksandr Putilovsky, General 
Director. 
 
4. COT was founded in 2005 as a wholesale distributor 
of optical equipment and producer of opto-electronic 
devices.  The company distributes a wide variety of 
binoculars, riflescopes and night vision equipment, 
mostly from Russian manufacturers.  The company 
maintains a website at http://www.nightvision-cot.ru 
which details the specifications of the equipment for 
sale.  COT also conducts research and development of 
opto-electronic devices for the consumer, military and 
law enforcement markets.  The company employs nine at 
the company office suite, located on one half of the 
floor in a multi-tenant office building in Moscow. 
 
5. The thermal imaging core noted in reftel will be 
used to develop a thermal imaging device. COT is 
currently contracted with U.S. firm ATN Corporation of 
South San Francisco, California to produce a prototype 
thermal imaging monocular.  This is the third device 
designed by COT for ATN, and several other projects 
are being developed.  Upon completion of fabrication 
and testing, the device will be returned to ATN in 
California for evaluation and final disposition.  ATN 
informed Mr. Putilovsky of the licensing requirements 
and the anticipated conditions. 
 
6. There are three technical construction specialists 
in the company, one of which being Mr. Putilovsky. 
Only these employees will have access to the core. 
When not in use, the core will be stored in a locked 
cabinet.  All offices are sealed at the end of the 
workday, and the building is protected by a videos 
security system monitored 24 hours a day by an on- 
premesis security officer. 
 
7. Recommendations: Post recommends Modern Optical 
Technologies (COT), Moscow, Russia, as reliable 
recipients of sensitive U.S. origin commodities. It is 
requested that post be notified of final disposition 
of the application, and of any shipments for this 
organization in order to conduct appropriate FCS 
follow-up and statistical reporting. 
(FCS MOSCOW/SBOZEK/DPEARCE) 
BURNS

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