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October 28, 2005

Stealth Technology Secrets sold: 'I did it for the money' (Updated)

Topics: National News

In what has been described as having grave consequences for America, Noshir S. Gowadia traveled the world, billed himself as the "father" of the B-2 stealth bomber's propulsion system, and disclosed classified military secrets about the high-tech aircraft to foreign governments.

bilde.jpeg.jpgThe FBI's criminal case against Gowadia, contained in a seven-page complaint made public yesterday, alleges that the entrepreneur and engineer provided eight countries with stealth secrets, in two instances going abroad to train foreign nationals using classified information.

Gowadia, a former design engineer for Northrop Grumman and later a subcontractor at Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico, told investigators that he "disclosed classified information and material both verbally and in papers, computer presentations, letters and other methods to individuals in foreign countries with the knowledge that information was classified," the criminal complaint states.

"I used examples based on my B-2 ... experience and knowledge," the Maui resident told investigators. "At that time I knew it was wrong and I did it for the money."

The gravity of his action is evidenced by the criminal complaint, that Gowadia traveled to foreign countries to teach courses on "low observable and stealth technologies as they relate to passive aircraft defense systems such as infrared suppression."

And he did it just for the money. Incredible!

Related: B-2 secrets case criminal complaint (PDF file, 3.3MB)

Update: Former stealth bomber engineer to be held without bail.

Hat tip - Harry Owens

Posted by Richard at October 28, 2005 2:25 PM

Isle man accused of selling secrets - The Honolulu Advertiser

Noshir Gawadia (61) of Maui sold stealth bomber secrets to at least three foreign governments. The proceeds for his "transactions" apparently were invested into the Hawaii real estate market. In 1999, he and his wife bought a $330,000.00 two-acre lot on Maui. In 2002, they built a 6,700 square foot, 11-room home with two fireplaces on the property. In 2004, the assessed value of their home and lot amounted to $1.64 Million.

Also, in July 1999, the Gawadias bought a condo for $75,000.00 and resold it in 2001 for $121,000.00.

In February 2001, they bought a home in Kihei for $350,000.00 and sold it in 2003 for $575,000.

This year the couple took out a $2.9 Million dollar loan for which no purpose has been determined.

As with all ill-acquired proceeds, the real estate market provides an alluring sanctuary.

Posted by: harry Author Profile Page at October 28, 2005 3:51 PM

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