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[Update: Official Statement from ED] Eagle Dynamics Developer Jailed for Buying F-16 Manuals

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Update 14-May-2019 @ 17:00z

Eagle Dynamics has issued a statement via their forums. The statement confirmed that Tishchenko is indeed an employee of Eagle Dynamics and that he has been jailed in the State of Utah. The charges are as we reported.

What is clear from Eagle Dynamics statement is that they confirm they were NOT involved and this was the action of an employee who acted on his own free will for his own interests.

Furthermore, it was confirmed that Eagle Dynamics launched a full investigation into the named employee and they have confirmed that no resources of Eagle Dynamics were used to obtain the documents, nor was any of it stored in their company systems. Furthermore, Eagle Dynamics stated that “the employee was not involved in any of the work or research pertaining to the development of the Company’s upcoming F-16 module.”

Development of the F-16 within the DCS world will not be impacted and will continue to provide the community an “enhanced experience”.

Here is the full statement from their forums from Matt Wagner:

The Eagle Dynamics group, headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, confirms that one of its employees has been jailed in the State of Utah (USA) on charges of seeking to procure, export and sell restricted US fighter jet manuals, in particular the F-16.

Eagle Dynamics confirms that it was not involved in any way in the actions of its employee who acted in a purely private context and for his own personal interests.

The Company develops all of its DCS aircraft game modules exclusively on the basis of publicly available information and has never used nor tried to obtain any classified information.

The Company launched an internal investigation into the actions of its employee, and found nothing in the company’s records that relates to the facts that are being held against him. The investigation confirmed in particular that no company resources were used and that no export restricted documents were obtained or stored within the company’s systems. Furthermore, the Company confirms that the employee was not involved in any of the work or research pertaining to the development of the Company’s upcoming F-16 module.

The development of the F-16 and other modules currently in the pipeline will continue in order to further enhance the simulation experience of DCS World. These events will not affect Eagle Dynamics’ commitment to its users and faithful community. 

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