Chinese Parts in the F‑35 Highlight Concerning Trend

AdvertisementOn September 7 it was confirmed that deliveries of F‑35 fifth generation fighters had been placed on hold by the Pentagon after the discovery that magnets used in its Honeywell-supplied turbomachine pumps had been acquired from Chinese sources. Two days later it was announced that the F‑35 Joint Production Office would seek a waiver, without which the production run of over 140 airframes per year could be placed at serious risk. Far from an isolated development, thi …

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