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Spiegel: German Defense Ministry fears disclosure of state secrets by ex-military Air Force working in China

BERLIN, 2 June – RIA Novosti. The German Ministry of Defense fears the betrayal of several former German Air Force personnel working in China as trainers to train fighter pilots, the publication reported. Spiegel regarding the agency.

According to the publication providing access to the Pandora file, there are several retired German military pilots in China who were detained in the US in 2016 and recognized as Chinese, working for the Chinese Air Force through the front company Lode-Tech. spy Su Bing was later replaced by a Canadian family suspected by Beijing of spying.

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In response to the German Ministry of Defense’s request, Spiegel said, “China is trying to recruit ex-NATO pilots as instructors through external agencies, and that goes for ex-Bundeswehr pilots as well.”

The ministry fears ex-military personnel will share “tactical, technical skills and procedural knowledge” with the Chinese, in addition to learning basic piloting skills.

According to Spiegel, the exercises are held at the Qiqihar military airfield near the Russian border. “German security officials most likely think that the pilots are working on professional military knowledge, covert operational tactics, and even attack scenarios with clients such as Taiwan,” the newspaper writes.

According to him, Chinese employers pay pilots multiples of the pension they deserve when they turn 41. The exact number of German trainers in China is unknown.

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