Authorities probe channel allegedly selling fighter jet tech | Airlines

The South Korean military, police and the National Intelligence Service have launched a joint investigation into a Telegram channel that claims to be “selling technology documents” of the KF-21 fighter jet and the KUH-1 Surion helicopter, the Korea Times reported.

Both aircraft were manufactured by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI), a South Korean aerospace and defense company founded in 1999.

The Telegram channel reportedly posted in February 2024 that it had “collaborators within the military and the Agency for Defense Development,” and stated that it is selling documents related to Korea’s first home-developed utility helicopter, the Surion. 

The channel also uploaded photos presumed to be of some helicopter parts.

Telegram is a messaging app launched in 2013. Unlike other messaging platforms, Telegram allows group chats with up to 200,000 members and permits users to share files of up to 2GB each, supporting a wide range of file types.

The channel also alleged that it was able to secure “technology documents of the KF-21” which it will sell “after finishing our own cross-check process”. The channel’s operator also said it has documents related to the Freedom Shield joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States.

On June 13, 2024, it was…

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