The Security Service continues to strengthen measures to protect Ukraine’s defense potential. As a result of a special operation in Zaporozhye, an attempt to illegally transfer the latest military technologies subject to state export control to one of the East Asian countries was blocked. This was reported to the SBU.
For a monetary reward, the attackers tried to send foreigners secret documentation on the production of aircraft engines for fighters and combat helicopters. According to SBU counterintelligence, the scheme was organized by a former official of one of the powerful defense companies in the region. He lured three current employees into illegal activities.
They were the ones who carried out the covert copying of classified information from working computers and samples of technical documentation. The organizer of the transaction planned to transfer the received information to foreign representatives for money through closed channels of electronic communication.
According to the preliminary conclusions of experts of the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, in case of obtaining the appropriate technologies, foreigners could establish their own production of modernized aircraft engines.
During the searches in the offices and places of residence of the intruders, the law enforcement officers found:
electronic means of information on technical documentation for military purposes;
medium of communication used to communicate with a foreign “customer”;
30 thousand dollars, which they received as a deposit for illegal export.
The question of informing the attackers of the suspicions according to art. 333 (violation of the procedure for the implementation of international transfers of goods subject to state export control) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and the choice of a preventive measure in the form of arrest.
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