NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- A U.S. Army mechanical engineer has been arrested on charges that he slipped classified documents about nuclear weapons to an employee of the Israeli Consulate.
Ben-ami Kadish was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where he was facing four counts of conspiracy, including allegations that he conspired to disclose U.S. national defense documents to Israel and that he acted as an agent of the Israeli government.
A criminal complaint said the activities occurred from 1979 through 1985 while Kadish worked at the U.S. Army's Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center in Dover, N.J.
Kadish, a U.S. citizen, was accused of taking home classified documents several times and letting the Israeli government worker photograph them in Kadish's basement.
The documents included information about nuclear weapons, a modified version of an F-15 fighter jet, and the U.S. Patriot missile air defense system, the complaint said.
According to the complaint, the Israeli government worker on numerous occasions between 1979 and 1985 provided Kadish with lists of U.S. national defense classified documents for Kadish to obtain.
Prosecutors also brought conspiracy charges against Kadish alleging that he conspired to hinder a communication with a law enforcement officer and conspired to make a materially false statement to a law enforcement officer.
Those charges stem from a March 20 conversation in which Kadish was told by the Israeli contact to lie to U.S. law enforcement agents, the complaint said.
A day later, Kadish lied to FBI agents about his communications with the Israeli worker, the complaint said.
Kadish was described in the complaint as a Connecticut-born man employed from October 1963 to January 1990 as a mechanical engineer at the Army's Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, where the research center is based.
The complaint said the Israeli worker, who was not identified in court papers, was born in Israel and is an Israeli citizen.
(Wrong, according to THIS account, and as stated below,the information which Kadish passed was passed to the same Israeli embassy worker that Jonathan Pollard passed his information to,
"The complaint said the Israeli worker, whose name was not given, is an Israeli citizen. It said that in the late 1970s, he was employed at Israeli Aircraft Industries in Israel, a defense manufacturing contractor for the Israeli government.
From July 1980 through November 1985, he was the consul for science affairs at the Israeli Consulate General in Manhattan, the complaint said."
The name of the consul for science affairs at the Israeli Consulate at that time that Pollard passed his illegally begotten information to is Yosef Yagur (corrected from Ilan Ravid who was the science attache) which can be found in this report from the New York Times article, "Three Told to Shun Pollard and also in THIS report from Haartz published September 22, 2006)
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It said that in the late 1970s, the Israeli worker was employed at the Israeli Aircraft Industries in Israel, which since at least the late 1970s has been a defense manufacturing contractor for the Israeli government.
From July 1980 through November 1985, he lived in the Riverdale section of the Bronx and worked for the government of Israel as the consul for science affairs at the Israeli Consulate General in Manhattan, the complaint said.
The complaint noted that Pollard was charged in November 1985 with espionage-related offense after he provided classified information to the same Israeli worker, among other people.
The Israeli worker left the United States in November 1985 and has not returned, the complaint said.
Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy, pleaded guilty when he was standing trial for transferring military secrets to Israel while working at the Pentagon. He is serving a life sentence in a U.S. federal prison. Stay with Eyewitness News and 7online.com for additional information on this still breaking story.
This man, Ben-ami Kadish, invented the following weapon! It was invented privately and assigned for use by the US military
Did he share this information also I wonder.
Parker, David I. (Grabill, IN)
Erkkila, Victor A.
1. A target sensing device for initiating the warhead of a projectile which comprises:
a warhead body section having a pair of peripheral band surfaces thereon, an annular groove disposed intermediate said pair of band surfaces, and a longitudinal slot disposed through one of said pair of band surfaces and communicating with said annular groove;
a fluorocarbon coating disposed on said pair of band surfaces;
a hard target impact sensor means, fixedly disposed in said annular groove and in said longitudinal slot, for indicating breakup of said warhead body when said warhead body penetrates a target;
a target contact sensor means, operatively disposed on said fluorocarbon coating and partially covering said hard target impact sensor means, for indicating contact with said target; and
shield means fixedly disposed over said target contact sensor means and said hard target impact sensor means for isolating said target contact sensor means and said hard target impact sensor means from radio frequency radiations.
2. A target sensing device as recited in claim 1 wherein said fluorocarbons coating comprises a substrate layer being 0.002 of an inch thick.
3. A target sensing device as recited in claim 1 wherein said hard target impact sensor means comprises
a flexible printed break wire circuit disposed on an insulator layer member, said insulator layer member having a pressure sensitive adhesive back thereon for adhering to the base of said annular groove of said warhead body section, said break wire circuit including;
a printed circuit shield loop disposed on said insulator layer member circumambient said printed break wire circuit for shielding said hard target impact sensor from electrical radiations and leakage current;
an epoxy resin material disposed intermediate said break wire circuit and said target contact sensor means, said epoxy resin material fracturing, when said warhead body deforms due to an impact with said target, causing said printed break wire circuit to tear away from said insulated layer member and causing an electrical discontinuity therein which initiates the warhead of said projectile; and
an electrically conductive coating spot disposed on said printed circuit shield loop and said warhead body electrically grounding said shield loop to said warhead body.
4. A target sensing device as recited in claim 1 wherein said target contact sensor means comprises:
an annular aluminum foil electro-magnetic shield, having an adhesive on an interior surface of said annular foil electro-magnetic shield, disposed on top of said fluorocarbon coating and said hard target impact sensor means; and
bifilar wound magnet wire disposed intermediate said fluorocarbon coating and said hard target impact sensor means, fixedly attached by said adhesive to said interior surface of said annular foil electro-magnetic shield, said magnet wire and foil electro-magnetic shield sliding along said fluorocarbon coating and breaking when said foil electro-magnetic shield contacts said target, wherein the breaking of the magnet wire causes an electrical discontinuity which starts the initiation of the warhead of said projectile.
FIG. 1 is a partial cutaway cross-sectional view of the target sensing device located on a warhead body.
FIG. 2 is a cross-sectional view taken along line 2--2 of FIG. 1.
Throughout the following description like reference numerals are used to denote like parts of the drawings.
Referring now to FIGS. 1 and 2 the first break wire mechanism comprises a target sensing magnet wire member 10 circumferentially disposed as a bifilar winding around a warhead body section 12 of a projectile 13. Warhead body 12 has a 0.002 of an inch thick substrate of fluorocarbon coating 14 and 14' applied to a pair of peripheral band surfaces 16 and 16' respectively prior to the winding of target contact sensing break wire 10 thereon. The purpose of the fluorocarbon coating 14 and 14' is twofold. The first purpose is to provide additional insulation between the magnet wire 10, that serves as a target sensing element, and the warhead body 12. The second function of coating 14 and 14' is to limit adhesion of the magnet wire 10 and an overlaying 0.00025 inch thick aluminum foil shield 18 to the warhead body 12 through the fluorocarbon characteristic of very poor adhesive property. The poor adhesion facilitates breakage of the wire pattern 10 when the warhead is abraded by contact with a target. An adhesive 20 is spread on the interior surface of annular aluminum foil electromagnetic shield 18, prior to the installation of the target sensing magnet wire 10, to help hold the foil shield 18 to the magnet wire 10. The magnet wire 10 is assembled to the outer surface of the warhead 12 in a pattern configured to minimize the magnet wire 10 acting as an antenna for picking up radio frequency energy. The magnet wire 10 is insulated from the warhead body 12 and from the aluminum foil shield by a thin lacquered coating, not shown, thereon. The purpose of the aluminum foil shield 18 is to electrically isolate or minimize the effects of radio frequency radiations which can induce electric currents in the wire pattern sensors. Wire leads 22 and 24, which pass through the warhead body 12 and make electrical connection to the missile fuze are soldered to printed wire terminals 26 and 28 and target sensing magnet wire ends 30 and 32 respectively.
A second break wire mechanism, hard target sensor 34, having a pressure sensitive adhesive back 36, is disposed in an annular machined groove 38 and is positioned intermediate the peripheral band surfaces 16, 16' and in longitudinal slot 40 which communicates with band surface 16'. The hard target sensor 34 comprises a printed break wire circuit 42 having terminals 26 and 44 connected to the fuzing circuit, not shown, by leads 22 and 46 respectively. A printed circuit shield loop 48 helps to isolate the hard target electrical circuit 42 from electrical radiations and/or leakage currents. The flexible printed circuit 34 is covered with a layer of hard, insulating and brittle epoxy resin material 50. An electrically conductive coating spot 52 is used to fixedly ground shield loop 48 to the warhead body 12 on the interior side.
In operation the missile fuze electronics (not shown) which is connected to leads 22, 24 and 46 provides a low level of current that continually passes through the target sensor wire pattern 10 and through the hard target sensor printed break wire pattern 42. As the warhead body 12 contacts a target, the aluminum foil shield 18 and the magnet wire pattern 10 are abraded by the target, breaking the magnet wire 10, which is sensed by the fuze electronics as a discontinuance of current flow. Logic circuitry, not shown, within the fuze interprets the current discontinuance as a target encounter and provides a firing pulse to a fuze detonator, not shown, causing the warhead to explode. The fuze circuitry also provides a slight delay in time to allow the warhead to penetrate into the target before detonating the warhead. Under these latter conditions, as the warhead deforms the expoxy layer 50, installed over the printed circuit hard target sensor 34, fractures and begins to separate from the hard target sensor 34 assembly. As the epoxy layer 50 separates, it tears the printed circuit break wire 42 away from the insulator layer member 54 upon which the break wire electrical circuit 42 and 48 is printed, thereby causing an additional electrical discontinuity in the circuit. This latter electrical discontinuity in the fuzing circuit is interpreted by the fuze electronics as an indication of warhead breakup. At this point, the fuze electronics provides an immediate firing signal to the fuze detonator to detonate the warhead while a good degree of warhead structural integrity remains.
In the present embodiment, the hard target sensor 34 is installed on the machined warhead, and the target sensing switch member is installed over the hard target sensor. However, either sensor could be applied to any portion of the warhead, together or separately. The positions chosen for the sensors in the present embodiment have been selected to take maximum advantage of the warhead structure and the most probable encounter conditions with the target.
While there has been described and illustrated specific embodiments of the invention, it will be obvious that various changes, modifications and additions can be made herein without departing from the field of the invention which should be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.
HERE you can read all about this man celebrating a lovely holiday on his patio
"Ben-Ami grew up in what was then Palestine and fought with the Hagana, the underground military organization that operated in Eretz Yisrael from 1920 to 1948. He also served in both the British and American military during World War II and is an ex-commander of the Jewish War Veterans Post 609 in Monroe. The couple is also active in the Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County.
OK it says he grew up in then Palestine (for all you Zionists reading here, do you notice what present day Israel is called?) But his US Military records which can be found HERE read that he was born in Connecticut. Please note that it is recorded that he went on to become an officer in the US Army. I personally have no idea how to read this with all the blanks, but this is his US army record and it clearly states it is for those who enlisted between 1938-1946. Then he went to fight in Israel in the Hagana? And he was also in the British military? This guy sure got around!
File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)
ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 10675580 10675580 NAME KADISH#BENAMI########### KADISH#BENAMI########### RESIDENCE: STATE 01 U.S. AT LARGE RESIDENCE: COUNTY 000 NO COUNTIES SHOWN PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 0517 Undefined Code DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 08 08 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 08 08 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 43 43 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION PVT# Private GRADE: CODE 8 Private BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION NO# No branch assignment BRANCH: CODE 02 No branch assignment FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 11 CONNECTICUT YEAR OF BIRTH 23 23 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 4 4 years of high school CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 992 Undefined Code MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10 CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0056 0056 FILM REEL NUMBER 1.49# 1.49#
Read the Department of Justice release on this HERE which gives more detail on what information he is said to have handed over to the Israelis. CC1 who is referred to as the un-named Israeli conspirator, is, as stated above, Yosef Yagur (corrected from Ilan Ravid who was the science attache).
UPDATE: From UPI
"Now retired, Kadish and his wife live in Middlesex County in New Jersey, the New Jersey Jewish News said. Kadish was born in Connecticut but grew up in Palestine before the creation of the state of Israel and served in the Haganah, the military force organized by Palestinian Jews."