A director of a Canberra-based company is being prosecuted by the US for allegedly selling military secrets to a number of countries including China, Israel, Germany and Switzerland (via PerthNow).
The American government has made a formal request to Australia for information relating to Noshir Gowadia’s activities here up to 2003.
Mr Gowadia isa co-director of NTech Australia, a company which was contracted to develop stealth technology for the Australian Defence forces. The other company director is retired Australian navy officer Arthur Lazarou. He is also a current supervisor in the Defence Materiel Organisation.
Mr Gowadia apparently lives in Hawaii much of the time, but has companies and bank accounts in such varied countries as Switzerland, Lichtenstein and here.
I can’t find out much about NTech Australia, apart from the fact that it is still registered as a company and has a listed street address in Amaroo.
For those interested in the intricate details of this case, I did find a site with all kinds of information about Mr Gowadia and his movements. Interestingly, they say NTech was a Hawaiian company — I’ll leave it to you to judge the rest of the information supplied.