A Philippine man was arrested and charged with illegally selling an unmanned U.S. spy plane known as the Raven, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa, Fla.
A grand jury indicted Henson Chua, 47, of Manila on March 10 on charges that he sold the Raven to undercover federal agents on Ebay. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted of smuggling and violating the Arms Export Control Act.
The Raven is made by Monrovia-based AeroVironment Inc. It is a four-pound plane equipped with three cameras that U.S. troops use for battlefield surveillance. It can be taken apart and carried by troops and then reassembled for use.
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