October 5, 1986
A California man was arrested at an undisclosed site in Connecticut by U.S. customs agents and charged in Hartford with exporting Hawk missile technology without authorization of the State Department. Arif Durrani of Westlake in San Mateo County was ordered held without bond pending a Wednesday hearing. The U.S.
August 28, 2000
* Members of the largest union at Raytheon Co. are expected to go on strike today after rejecting a proposed contract from the No. 3 U.S. defense contractor, saying the company had failed to offer sufficient health and job security benefits. The strike by 3,000 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers members would involve workers in Massachusetts, where the company makes its Patriot missile and Hawk missile defense system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1987 |
A federal judge has refused to dismiss charges against a Southern California man charged with exporting missile parts to Iran. The judge also ruled that the man's lawyers may not see five classified government documents. The rulings cleared the way for jury selection to begin Monday. Chief U.S. District Judge T. F. Gilroy Daly said defense motions to dismiss the charges were "devoid of merit" and also denied a renewed motion to set bail for Arif Durrani of Westlake Village.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2001 |
An Iranian man and a Malaysian man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges of attempting to buy and ship jet-fighter and missile parts to Iran. Saeed Homayouni, 38, and Yew Leng Fung, 40, attempted to buy parts for the F-4 Phantom, F-14 Tomcat, F-5 Tiger aircraft and the Hawk Missile System through the Bakersfield branch of a London company. The parts were to be shipped to Singapore, then Iran. Federal law prohibits selling military arms to Iran.
November 20, 1985
The owner of a Venice electronics firm was sentenced in Los Angeles federal court to six months in federal prison and fined $25,000 after pleading guilty to conspiring to export military parts to Iran. Steven J. Sanett, 33, of Hidden Hills, also was placed on five years' probation by U.S. District Judge Alicemarie H. Stotler. Assistant U.S. Atty. Jeffrey Modisett said Sanett bought a shipment of electronic tubes for the Hawk missile system from Hughes Aircraft Corp.
February 3, 1991
THIRTY GERMAN SERVICE PERSONNEL assigned to Turkey are refusing to go because they do not want to fight in the Gulf War. Bremen lawyer Guenther Werner said the men, members of a Hawk antiaircraft missile unit, base their case on Germany's constitution, which says no one can be sent to fight in a war against his conscience. Germany is sending 800 airmen to Turkey with air-defense missiles to back up a force of 18 fighter aircraft and 200 personnel already stationed there.