TECHNOLOGY: Secret Sale, Public Shame

Secret Sale, Public Shame

It is beginning to look as if several important components of Soviet technology should be stamped made in japan. Japanese police last week arrested an employee at Tokyo Aircraft Instrument for illegally selling the KGB a computerized system that enables pilots to plot optimum flight paths based on wind conditions. The technology does not have great military significance, but the incident could hardly have come at a more embarrassing time for Japan. Tokyo has been on the defensive for a month because of revelations that a subsidiary of Toshiba sold the Soviets high-tech equipment for the manufacture of submarine propellers. The...

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