A War Thunder fan published secret data about F-16A Fighting Falcon fighter and AIM-12 AMRAAM missiles
A fan of the game War Thunder leaked secret information about the fourth generation fighter F-16A Fighting Falcon and its weapons. We are talking about the guided air-to-air missile AIM-120.
Here's What We Know
Gaijin Entertainment, the developer of the game War Thunder, allows you to publish information about the military equipment, which turned 40 years old. The first production fourth-generation F-16A Fighting Falcon fighters appeared in 1975.
Gamer's published material about the aircraft and the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) has been officially declassified. However, they were intended solely for internal use by the Pentagon, government agencies and companies with the appropriate level of clearance. This list is unlikely to include the War Thunder gamer.
Thus, the gamer violated U.S. law. He should have obtained permission from the U.S. government before posting information about the F-16A and AIM-120 in the public domain. More specifically, the game's forum published details of exactly how the fighter jet uses the missile. The document was removed by the moderators.
Source: War Thunder