Exclusive: U.S. waived laws to keep F-35 on track with China-made parts – Yahoo News Canada

In June, the House Armed Services Committee asked the GAO to determine whether the companies involved “knowingly and willfully” supplied non-compliant magnets, and how the Pentagon investigated that question. The committee also asked GAO for recommendations on potential changes, such as fines or penalties for non-compliance to deter future problems, as well as suggestions for beefing up Pentagon supply chain management procedures.

In a document approving use of Chinese magnets on the batch of 32 F-35 fighter planes now being built, Kendall said neither Lockheed nor Northrop knowingly allowed the parts to be used.

via Exclusive: U.S. waived laws to keep F-35 on track with China-made parts – Yahoo News Canada.

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