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Leaking Secrets to China

China's at it again, this time having obtained information on secret technology used on the B-2 stealth bomber's engines. The data will now allow China to copy or counter weapons using the technology.

Details of the classified defense technology related to the B-2's engine exhaust system and its ability to avoid detection by infrared sensors were sold to Chinese officials by former defense contractor Noshir S. Gowadia, an Indian-born citizen charged with spying in a federal indictment released by prosecutors in Hawaii.

The stealth technology isn't the only thing Noshir gave the Chinese, having assisted in developing a missile exhaust system that is hard to detect by radar and helped modify a cruise missile to intercept U.S. air-to-air missiles. In 2002 and 2004, Noshir sent emails containing SECRET and TOP SECRET data to Israel, Germany and Switzerland. It is suspected he's given classified information to as many as eight foreign nations, and has been paid as much as $2 million.

Posted by Marcin on Friday, November 24, 2006 in Security.

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