ARE THERE “bugs ” in the exported equipment?

from Military parity, 27/11/2013

Iraqi Air Force stated that in american fighters F- 16 ( scheduled to purchase a total of 36 units )it found “spy devices” made ​​in Israel , and sent a request to the company Lockheed Martin with the requirement to explain their presence , according November 21 .

According to the Iraqi military , such devices ( “bugs” ) are in fighters which were delivered to Egypt , Oman , Turkey and other countries. This kind of ” computer viruses ” that limit or make it impossible to perform combat missions , if they are undesirable for the U.S. and its allies.

In addition , it was reported that the international program participants of fifth generation fighter F- 35 will receive aircrafts with higher decamouflage signs than those crafts which will come to the US Air Force , Navy and U.S. Marine Corps . Reduced stealth characteristics may significantly limit their combat capabilities.

In 2001, in China it was a scandal about delivered from the U.S. ‘ No. 1 plane ” of PLA Air Force (Presidential aircraft )in which the bugs were found. In the plane it were found 27 ” tabs “. This miniature devices allow to intercept the Chinese leadership talks by satellite.

Russia also ” optimizes ” parameters of weapons and military equipment supplied abroad . How else to explain the fact that the Su-30MKI fighters regularly successfully fly in Russia, but in India it regularly happen disasters with them , especially related with power- plant

Germany exports more and more weapons to the Persian Gulf

Germany exports more and more  weapons to the Persian Gulf

09.08.2013 Deutsche Welle
During the first half of 2013 the government of Germany has allowed export of arms to the Gulf almost for a billion euros. The opposition accuses Merkel is that she has become “the best friend there the despots.”

Despite the sharp criticism of the large-scale violations of human rights in the countries of the Persian Gulf, Germany at a record pace increases export of arms to the region. This follows from the federal government’s response to the request of the parliamentary faction Left Party, which was in the order of the newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

According to this document, the German government only during the first half of 2013 has approved the delivery of weapons to six countries of the Gulf region for the amount of 817 million euros, the newspaper said in its issue of August 7. These countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The largest purchaser of German arms is Qatar. In the first half of the year, it ordered from the Federal Republic of Germany the arms for 635 million euros. In second place – Saudi Arabia (118 million euros).