Airbus Fires 16 Staff For Allegedly Spying On German Military Initiatives

Airbus Fires 16 Employees For Allegedly Spying On German Army Projects

Airbus stated it was conducting an “ongoing inner overview within the case. (File)

Berlin:


European aviation large Airbus has fired 16 workers over a case that had prompted Germany to open a probe into suspected industrial espionage, German media reported Sunday.

Nationwide information company DPA stated Airbus confirmed the sacking however didn’t present additional particulars.


Sources on the firm had stated in September that German prosecutors have been investigating suspected inner spying by Airbus workers over two arms initiatives with the German armed forces.

“A few of our workers had paperwork that they should not have had,” a supply had stated.

The workers work within the Munich-based Programme Line Communications, Intelligence and Safety (CIS), which handles cybersecurity and associated actions.

Airbus stated it was conducting an “ongoing inner overview with the help of an exterior regulation agency” within the case.

“The corporate is absolutely cooperating with related authorities to resolve the matter,” it stated then in an announcement.

German media had reported that the Airbus workers had obtained secret information of the German military involving the acquisition of a communication system, amongst different topics.

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