Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bae document winds up in Russia

I have a more detailed information about the following arrest. As soon as the pertinent passages get doubled checked and translated, the information will be appended to this post.

The offenses are said to have happened while Mr Parr was working for BAe Systems and Avionics based in Basildon, Essex.

The former soldier and father-of-two is accused of nine charges under the Official Secrets Act of obtaining information "prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state" between 1 January and 23 March of this year.

He is also accused of stealing a CD-Rom containing sensitive data relating to the Hostile Artillery Locator (Halo) project.

Mr Parr, a former test co-ordinator for BAe, was arrested in Southend on 22 March in a joint operation involving police and the security services.

The charges Mr Parr faces carry a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

BAe Systems and Avionics employs 1,300 people and is one of the UK's leading suppliers of civil and military electronic systems.

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