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The real-life Q’s building cutting edge technology for the military

It sounds like something straight out of Q’s laboratory in a 1960s James Bond film.

When boffins from Oxford start-up Adaptix first met with officials from the Ministry of Defence two years ago, it didn’t take long for them to spot the potential of a cutting edge British technology.

Adaptix, based on the Begbroke Science Park in Oxord, specialises in producing 3D imaging equipment for healthcare, which allows doctors to peer inside people’s bodies.

But Mark Evans, Adaptix chief executive, recalls how the officials from the Defence and Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, started discussing how the

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Ex-Raytheon engineer sentenced to prison for giving China military technology secrets

A Chinese national who was employed for 10 years by Raytheon Missiles and Defense in Arizona will spend more than three years in federal prison for handing over sensitive military-related technology to China, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Wei Sun, 49, received a 38-month prison term after previously pleading guilty to one felony count of violating the Arms Export Control Act, according to the Department of Justice.


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Chinese chipmaker denies military ties as US steps up feud

BEIJING (AP) — China’s leading maker of semiconductors has denied it has any links to the military following reports Washington is considering stepping up its feud with Beijing over technology and security by imposing export controls that could disrupt manufacturing for a national industrial champion.

U.S. regulators are considering adding Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. to a list of foreign buyers that need government permission to acquire technology or components, according to The Wall Street Journal and other outlets. They said officials are looking at whether SMIC plays a role in Chinese military development.

“We have no relationship with the Chinese

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