US Arrests Three for Exporting Electronics Used In Radar, Missile Guidance Systems To Russia

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US Arrests Three for Exporting Electronics Used In Radar, Missile Guidance Systems To Russia
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Two Russians and a US citizen have been arrested for exporting sensitive U.S. military technology to Russia including digital-to-analog converters and integrated circuits used in military systems such as radar and missile guidance systems.

A US citizen and two Russian nationals were arrested for allegedly exporting sensitive military technology from the United States to Russia, the U.S. Justice Department said on October 6.

The department said Alexei Barysheff of New York - a naturalized U.S. citizen - was arrested for illegally exporting controlled technology. Russian nationals Dmitri Aleksandrovich Karpenko and Alexei Krutilin, were simultaneously arrested on charges of conspiring with Barysheff.

The government said the three men engaged in a conspiracy to obtain microelectronics from manufacturers and suppliers in the United States and export them to Russia while evading government controls on high-tech exports.

The United States restricts the export of items it believes could undermine U.S. national security.

The department said the microelectronics shipped to Russia included digital-to-analog converters and integrated circuits used in a wide range of military systems, including radar and missile guidance systems.

It said Barysheff had registered two companies in New York that were used as front companies to purchase and export the controlled technology, while concealing from their suppliers the intended final destination.

Russia is facing US and European sanctions over its actions in Crimea.  

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