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US computer is diverted to USSR, newspaper says

A complete US missile guidance system is due to be shipped from Sweden to the Soviet Union today on the last leg of a smuggling journey masterminded by Soviet intelligence, the Sunday Times of London reported Sunday.

The newspaper said the system was one of two supplied by the United States to South Africa and secretly diverted by Soviet agents. Western intelligence officials were trying to foil the plan and the State Department had appealed in vain to the Swedish government to block the shipment from Malmo, it said.

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