Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 1:05:50 pm
Russian arms dealers have been supplying Iraq with high-tech GPS jamming gear, anti-tank missiles, and thousands of night vision goggles: 3 Russian Firms' Deals Anger U.S.
During more than a year of intensifying discussions, the Russian officials initially denied the existence of the company that allegedly sold at least a half-dozen devices designed to confound global positioning system guidance gear used in aircraft and bombs, U.S. officials said. Later, the Russians assured the Americans that they were closely watching the company.
"The stuff's there, it's on the ground and they're trying to use it against us," said a well-placed U.S. official who requested anonymity. Of the Russians, the official said, "This is a disregard for human life. It sickens my stomach."