Munich prosecutor dismisses OHB claims vs Airbus in case related to freeze of $1.8-billion EU Galileo contract

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Munich Public Prosecutor’s office dismissed, for lack of evidence, an OHB SE criminal action alleging theft of trade secrets that benefited competitor Airbus Defence and Space, a complaint that is related to the freezing of a $1.8 billion European Commission contract for second-generation Galileo satellites.

The prosecutor’s decision, which industry officials said OHB is appealing, is part of a year-long conflict between OHB and one or more of its former employees, whom OHB alleged transferred confidential information to . . .

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