August 11, 2006 – As China continues their rapid military buildup, a group of recent spying cases illustrates just how far China will go to acquire U.S. military technology.
“China’s Secret War” from Popular Mechanics examines the products China is pursuing and the measures they have taken to acquire them.
Foremost is the case of Ko-Suen “Bill” Moo – a top arms broker in Taiwan and former international sales consultant for Lockheed Martin. Government documents allege Moo secretly attempted to buy an F-16 engine for Chinese officials, and planned to follow up with the purchase of the air-launched stealth missile AGM-129A.
Military computer chips used in the Apache helicopter and engines for the Black Hawk helicopter have also been sought by Chinese spies.
Read the entire article from Popular Mechanics here.