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Former Rolls-Royce engineer arrested amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details<tr>
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 6/14/18

Posted on 06/14/2018 8:43:36 AM PDT by BBell

Former Rolls-Royce engineer 'arrested under Official Secrets Act' amid fears China tried to obtain F-35 fighter jet details

A man in his 70s has been arrested as part of a probe under the Official Secrets Act, police said on Thursday, amid reports he was a former Rolls-Royce engineer suspected of divulging secrets about Britain's new stealth fighter to China.

Scotland Yard said the man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and taken to a police station in Derbyshire before being released under investigation.

A search at an address in Derbyshire was ongoing while a search warrant was also executed at an office address in the West Midlands.

The man was named by the Sun as Bryn Jones, a former chief combustion technologist, who it said had been detained in connection with efforts by China to obtain classified information about Britain's new £100million RAF stealth fighter jet.

The 73-year-old former Rolls-Royce employee was reportedly held after MI5 received information that classified details were passed to Beijing.

He was detained in an “ultra-discreet” swoop by officers from Scotland Yard’s SO15 counter-terrorism command at his home on Tuesday, it was reported.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: china; f35; rollsroyceengineer; secretsact
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Money a motivator?

Bryn Jones, a former chief combustion technologist, had been detained (pictured left). Britain's F-35B jets arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk after flight.

1 posted on 06/14/2018 8:43:36 AM PDT by BBell
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I love the Brit speak. It was not the “secret act” it was the Official Secrets Act. This was not discreet, it was ““ultra-discreet” .


2 posted on 06/14/2018 8:45:30 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: BBell

Supplemental retirement income?


3 posted on 06/14/2018 8:46:40 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: BBell

At least he didn’t insult the faux religion of the invader class. That would be far worse than selling out nowadays.

Since he is a combustion expert, let him face it up close and personal.


4 posted on 06/14/2018 8:48:44 AM PDT by wally_bert (This is the message phone company. I see you’re using our unit, now how about paying for it?)
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To: BBell

F-35 uses Pratt & Whitney engines, not Rolls-Royce.


5 posted on 06/14/2018 8:49:08 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: BBell

6 posted on 06/14/2018 8:49:30 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: shotgun

Maybe he wanted to buy a new Roller in cash?


7 posted on 06/14/2018 8:50:23 AM PDT by wally_bert (This is the message phone company. I see you’re using our unit, now how about paying for it?)
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To: BBell

The Chinese are in need of a slow jet that cannot outperform an F-16? And one that will fatally injure a pilot under 135 pounds who ejects, and will likely badly injure a pilot under 165.

Odd.


8 posted on 06/14/2018 8:50:58 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Steely Tom

Ok. So what is your point?


9 posted on 06/14/2018 8:53:36 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: DannyTN
Oh, man, I'd say I really want me one of those, but I'd probably wind up getting it all dinged up...


10 posted on 06/14/2018 8:55:07 AM PDT by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: BBell

Well, we knew the Chi-Com’s were behind in engine technology. How much did they get?


11 posted on 06/14/2018 8:58:08 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: wally_bert

Or he needed money to travel to the US for life saving surgery that the NHS won’t perform in the UK?


12 posted on 06/14/2018 9:00:15 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Magnum44
Heh.


13 posted on 06/14/2018 9:06:01 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: shotgun

Considering how much good medical care costs, that would be a possibility.


14 posted on 06/14/2018 9:09:48 AM PDT by wally_bert (This is the message phone company. I see you’re using our unit, now how about paying for it?)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I figured by now they would already know everything there is to know about the plane.


15 posted on 06/14/2018 9:23:03 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: Magnum44

That had to hurt. Who was the driver/pilot? Super Dave Osborne?


16 posted on 06/14/2018 9:25:33 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: Steely Tom

The early years included funding for a two-engine program, with RR selected as the alternate engine. This was designed to get more buy-in from partners and BUYERS of the F-35. The two-engine requirement was dropped before LRIP began, but RR spend considerable $$$ on the design.


17 posted on 06/14/2018 9:30:17 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: BBell

Engines are a different matter. The Chi-Com’s probably made most of the stuff in the plane itself.


18 posted on 06/14/2018 9:49:31 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

The Chi-Coms have already demonstrated to the world that they can’t even reverse engineer a high end Russian jet engine right.


19 posted on 06/14/2018 9:56:00 AM PDT by BBell (not drinking, just a smart a$$)
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To: BBell

Radio Control by the guys on “Mythbusters”


20 posted on 06/14/2018 3:13:08 PM PDT by hattend
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