First Approved Sale of Computer Program Then Bombed

Norwegian daily Aftenposten wrote the software was part of a British communications system that was exported from the UK to use in the so-called 32 Brigade, an army consisting of Muammar Gaddafi's most trusted men.

The document of this permission was found in a bunker on the outskirts of Tripoli after the rebels took control of the capital in August. The document shows the delivery plan for the communications system that was installed in various types of military vehicles including tanks and can be used against attacks from the air, according to Aftenposten.

– We were very skeptical when we first got the request. We are always so in delivering products to countries outside NATO, says sales and marketing director Egil Andersen in the company Teleplan Globe.

He believes it was a different political climate between the West and Libya at that time the contract was signed, but he said that the case is very regrettable.

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