Otto Heilingbrunner

Also Known As: 

Heilingbrunner, Otto

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Exporting Country: 


A German businessman, reportedly identified by Libya and Iran as being involved in their acquisition of uranium enrichment technology as a middleman associated with Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan's nuclear proliferation network.

Formerly responsible for sales and marketing to the Middle East and Africa at the German firm Leybold-Heraeus (now part of Unaxis AG), a producer of high-technology equipment allegedly involved in the supply of nuclear equipment to Pakistan and Iraq in the 1980s, where he was reportedly implicated along with co-worker Gotthard Lerch in the illegal export to Switzerland of blueprints and construction plans for uranium enrichment plant components.

Reportedly admitted selling aircraft parts to Iran during the 1980s; reportedly denies selling nuclear technology to anyone.

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Date Entered: 

September 8, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

September 8, 2004