HONOLULU (AP) - Opening statements in the trial of a former B-2 stealth bomber engineer accused of selling US military secrets to China began with the prosecution telling jurors Noshir Gowadia betrayed his country.
Assistant US Attorney Ken Sorenson told jurors Tuesday that Gowadia disclosed the "vulnerabilities of our nation's most important strategic assets." The 66-year-old Maui man has pleaded not guilty to 17 counts, including conspiracy, violating the arms export control act and money laundering.
Sorenson told the 12-member jury and six alternates that Gowadia helped design a stealth cruise missile for China that would evade infrared sensors and defeat US heat-seeking missiles.
The defense is expected to respond with its opening statement in the afternoon.
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