U.S. charges woman for exporting underwater drone technology to China

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Posted: Apr 21, 2016 12:29 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Florida woman was charged for conspiring to illegally export technology used in underwater drones to a Chinese state-owned entity, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.

Amin Yu, 53, of Orlando, Florida worked from 2002 until February 2014 to obtain systems and components used in "marine submersible vehicles" at the direction of her co-conspirators at Harbin Engineering University in China, according to the charges.

(Reporting by Julia Edwards and Mark Hosenball)