Come on. MILES? Really? Would we be this upset if it were paint balls?
I dislike the guy, but I see no foul here.
Is MILES still covered under ITAR? Bad or old tech (old to us, bad to us) can still be covered under ITAR.
I publish papers and give talks occasionally, and every time I do I get an ITAR review.
Frequently even “obsolete” tech falls under ITAR or export restrictions because it’s only obsolete to us, but can be pretty advanced to someone else.
So it’s relevant to check to see if MILES is still export-restricted or covered under ITAR, because I expect my government to follow the rules they impose on me.
I once tried to take a digital oscilloscope to the UK, and got “caught” making an illegal technology transfer, the scope was covered under ITAR and one of the export laws (bandwidth and risetime made it a “dual use” AECA tech. Since it was an honest mistake nothing much happened to me, but I had to choose a compliant scope before I could go.