Industrial espionage incident revealed involving BAe and Airbus Industrie.
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A feat of industrial espionage industrial espionage
Acquisition of trade secrets from business competitors. Industrial spying is a reaction to the efforts of many businesses to keep secret their designs, formulas, manufacturing processes, research, and future plans. has come to light involving British Aerospace British Aerospace (BAe) was a UK aircraft and defence systems manufacturer, now part of BAE Systems. History
The company was formed as a statutory corporation on April 29, 1977 as a result the Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Act. (BAe) and European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industrie.
During a meeting earlier in 1999 between at least four BAe executives and Airbus Industry representatives, French secret service agents apparently raided the hotel rooms of the BAe representatives and stole certain documents.
However, the Airbus team were apparently so embarrassed by the theft that they returned photocopies of the documents to BAe during one of their meetings.
The raid is apparently just one among many raids against British and American defence and business intelligence firms according to the Sunday Times.
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