Archive for Friday, October 12, 2007

U.S. says more weapons being illegally exported

October 12, 2007


— Missile technology, fighter jet parts, night vision goggles and other U.S. wartime equipment increasingly are being illegally smuggled to potential adversaries, such as China and Iran, the federal government said Thursday.

Last week, two Utah men were arrested for allegedly trying to sell parts over the Internet for F-4 and F-14 fighter jets - which are only flown by Iran. The week before, two engineers were indicted in San Jose, Calif., on charges of stealing computer chip designs intended for the Chinese military.

Government lawyers and investigators Thursday described a growing number of unauthorized exports that could be dangerous if the parts and supplies end up in the hands of terrorists or hostile nations.


Richard Heckler 10 years, 8 months ago

USA sanctioned weapons dealers are the only legal source eh? They will sell to any country no matter what for a buck. 190,000 USA weapons missing(?) in Iraq. We sell Saudi Arabia weapons Saudi Arabia sell weapons to its' Iraq faction of choice.

Ragingbear 10 years, 8 months ago

Anyone remember the Pepsi Points farce offering the harrier jet? Some kid got his entire town to back him in an experiment to get that jet. Pepsi ended up giving him a huge settlement because you can't legally own such a plane in the U.S.

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