Navy engineer charged with trying to send information to Egypt on new U.S. aircraft carrier

Navy engineer charged with trying to send information to Egypt on new U.S. aircraft carrier
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Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, a civilian engineer who gained security clearance from the Navy four months ago, was arrested on Friday and charged with trying to sell information about the U.S. Navy's latest aircraft carrier, The Virginian-Pilot reports.

The Navy's Gerald R. Ford carrier cost $12.9 billion and includes "a whole lot of new technology…we haven't seen before," said Fred Metz, a retired rear admiral who formerly led the Navy's carrier and air-station program.

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