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US catches spies shipping military tech to Russia

by SOFREP Oct 7, 2016
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US catches spies shipping military tech to Russia

We got some good things out of the Cold War, like James Bond and John le Carré, but overall it was a pretty miserable period in history. That’s why it’s so disappointing to see Russia trying to bring us back to those dark with its latest attempt at ham-fisted espionage. The Department of Justice has announced that an American and two Russians have been arrested on suspicion of running a scheme to swipe military technology. According to a statement, the trio posed as a US electronics startup in order to buy integrated circuits for weapons.

The story centers around Alexey Barysheff, a Brooklyn resident, and Russian nationals Dimitrii Karpenko and Alexey Krutilin. Barysheff posed as a technology entrepreneur, setting up front companies BKLN Spectra and UIP Techno. These firms were designed to purchase integrated circuits, digital-to-analog converters — although not the sort you’d expect to find in an audiophiles’ music room. Instead, they were components created by military suppliers for use in satellites, radar and missile guidance systems.

Read More- Engadget

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