South Korean prosecutors raid DAPA over possible KF-16 data leak to BAE Systems

South Korean prosecutors from the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office raided the offices of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Nov. 16 in their investigations into whether a military procurement official had leaked confidential information on military equipment to BAE Systems.


“Prosecutors spotted a possible leakage of confidential information to a foreign defense industry company while they were investigating DAPA’s mismanagement of a project to upgrade KF-16 fighter jets,” an anonymous official told Yonhap news agency.

BAE Systems was given a contract back in 2011 to upgrade the country’s F-16s but the deal has since collapse.

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