Engineer charged with sending US secrets to Iran

F-35 Joint Strike Fighters seen flying over Edwards Air Force Base in 2011. Credit: Reuters

A former engineer for defence contractors has been indicted on charges that he tried to send Iran secret details on the U.S. Air Force's F-35 joint strike fighter program, the office of the US Attorney for Connecticut said.

The accused man, Mozaffar Khazaee, is a dual US and Iranian citizen who lived in Connecticut before recently moving to Indianapolis, prosecutors said.

Khazaee, 59, was arrested on January 9th at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, they said.