Iranian man charged for plotting to export US military antennas to Singapore, Hong Kong

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 09:40 hrs

An Iranian national has been charged with a plot to export military antennas from the U.S. to Singapore and Hong Kong.

An indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Washington charged Amin Ravan and his Iran-based company of conspiracy to defraud the US, smuggling, and violating the export act.

The Justice Department said that Ravan was arrested by authorities in Malaysia on October 10, and the U.S. is seeking to extradite him to face trial in Washington, Fox News reports.

According to the report, the department said that 55 military antennas were exported to Ravan's co-conspirators in Singapore and Hong Kong.

"The antennas sought by Ravan were cavity-backed spiral antennas suitable for airborne or shipboard direction finding systems or radar warning receiver applications, as well as biconical antennas that are suitable for airborne and shipboard environments, including in several military aircraft," it added.

If convicted of all charges, Ravan faces up to 35 years in prison. (ANI)

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