ACCESSION NUMBER:221332 1ILE ID:PO-102 DATE:03/30/92 TITLE:DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, MONDAY, MARCH 30 (03/30/92) TEXT:*92033002.POL DEFENSE DEPARTMENT REPORT, MONDAY, MARCH 30 (Technology diversion, Soviet submarines) (350) CHENEY AWAITS PATRIOT INVESTIGATION REPORT Defense Secretary Cheney says the United States has "good reason to believe" that U.S. Patriot missile technology was diverted from Israel to another country. But Cheney told reporters after addressing the Associated General Contractors of America March 30 that he would "reserve judgment" on the matter until receiving "final results from the team" of U.S. experts sent to Israel to determine if Patriot technology was transferred to China. High-level Israeli officials have said that the U.S. delegation which inspected Patriot missile batteries found no evidence of such a transfer. Asked if the alleged diversion to China might have been made by the Saudis, Cheney noted that "the Patriot batteries that are in Saudi Arabia are manned by Americans." The notion that the Saudis might have somehow transferred the missile technology, Cheney said, "just doesn't stand up under any kind analysis at all."