Sunday, December 7, 2014

U.S. Navy Civilian Engineer Tried To Steal Schematics Of Aircraft Carrier, Feds Say reports offers a report on the indictment of a U.S. Navy civilian engineer who attempted to steal schematics of the aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (seen in the above U.S. Navy photo).

A Navy civilian engineer has been indicted on charges he tried to steal schematics of an aircraft carrier under construction and have them sent to Egypt.

Federal prosecutors said Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Virginia, was arrested Friday on two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data.
The Ford is the lead ship in a new class of carriers. It is scheduled for delivery to the Navy in 2016.

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