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Exclusive: U.S. waived laws to keep F-35 on track with China-made parts
Reuters / Yahoo ^ | Jan 3, 2014 | John Shiffman and Andrea Shalal-Esa

Posted on 01/03/2014 4:42:00 PM PST by driftdiver

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon repeatedly waived laws banning Chinese-built components on U.S. weapons in order to keep the $392 billion Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program on track in 2012 and 2013, even as U.S. officials were voicing concern about China's espionage and military buildup.

According to Pentagon documents reviewed by Reuters, chief U.S. arms buyer Frank Kendall allowed two F-35 suppliers, Northrop Grumman Corp and Honeywell International Inc, to use Chinese magnets for the new warplane's radar system, landing gears and other hardware. Without the waivers, both companies could have faced sanctions for violating federal law and the F-35 program could have faced further delays.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; dod; f35; f35fighter; military; pentagon
I bet the Chinese required factory reps install the parts.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 4:42:01 PM PST by driftdiver
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To: driftdiver

Pathetic at best..


2 posted on 01/03/2014 4:43:56 PM PST by maddog55
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To: driftdiver

with the purge of the military the pentagon is full of over-paid spineless ass-kissing traitor bastards who would order soldiers to fire on American citizen just to keep their paychecks. they are as corrupt as the rest of the FFFG.
and it pains me as a veteran to say that.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 4:45:48 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: driftdiver

The Chinese bought up all the high strength rare earth magnet patents and have placed all the American inventors under lucrative and/or draconian contacts forbidding them from further research in ways to improve upon those patents.

They have also arranged fro all US rare earth mines to have insurmountable EPA problems, or had the land declared off limits as world heritage sites or other such artifices.

All under US laws...


4 posted on 01/03/2014 4:59:22 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: bravo whiskey

Its been coming for a while.

I remember being ordered to apologize to the bastard in my unit who was making obscene phone calls to me wife while I was at work.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 4:59:28 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: null and void

“contacts” should be “contracts”.

These are called “non-compete” contracts. When push comes to shove courts will generally rule that a company cannot deny a person their means of livelihood. Generally.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 5:01:48 PM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don’t all have one neck.)
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To: null and void
There was another thread, a few days ago, about the Super Success of the F 35.
The F 35 is a joke, fiasco, illusion and utter failure.
If the US needs an F 35, we will have to buy one from the Chinese.
TWB
7 posted on 01/03/2014 5:08:03 PM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: driftdiver

haven’t there been enough material failures in Chinese products ???

from dog food to BRIDGE PARTS??

Im certain theres a thread about somewhere here listing the huge number of toxic and or simply dangerous shoddy CHICOM products.to reference...but I have yet to search for it....before posting my outrage.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 5:12:15 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: driftdiver

Free Traitors would label those that call for our own defense systems to be manufactured in America by Americans instead of in Red China as dirty rotten communists.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:01:03 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: driftdiver
McCain’s responsibility for the fake Chinese military parts crisis[2011]
10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:08:02 PM PST by Theoria (End Socialism : No more GOP and Dem candidates)
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To: driftdiver

Complete idiocy. At the unclassified level, they have learned nothing from previous debacles.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:12:33 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Jeff Head

PING


12 posted on 01/03/2014 7:15:24 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: driftdiver

“I bet the Chinese required factory reps install the parts. “

It is SOP for a manufacturer to provide complete plans for a product in order to have that product manufactured in china.

That is the reason GE returned it’s manufacturing to Louisville.

What do you wanna bet they now have complete plans for the
F35. Or at least every subsystem incorporating the magnets required.

Shades of Loral Space Industries helping them along with ballistic logistics!

The F35 center of gravity is in my hood at Eglin AFB.

The F22 Raptor is a superior aircraft in my ignorant opinion.

The F35 is an attempt to be all things to all markets.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 9:38:45 PM PST by theneanderthal
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To: driftdiver

Amazing. Someone point to the Constitutional provision where an EXECUTIVE BRANCH agency (in this case the Department of Defense) can “waive” the law.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 12:04:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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