Pentagon refuses to accept new F-35 fighter jet, engine part was ‘Made in China’ metal

America has refused to accept the new F-35 fighter plane. This is because Chinese material was used in its engine part. Aircraft maker Lockheed Martin gave this information. He said that the magnet used in the engine of the fighter aircraft was ‘Made in China’. Martin confirmed this on Wednesday. After this the Pentagon banned it.

On August 19, the Defense Contract Management Agency informed the F-35 Joint Program Office that the metal used in the F-35's turbomachine was produced in China. Office spokesman Russell Gomere told The Hill. Gomere said the Program Office temporarily halted the acceptance of the new F-35 fighter aircraft in keeping with defense regulations. Let us tell you that Lockheed makes the aircraft, the turbomachine is a product of Honeywell.

F-35 jet delivery temporarily suspended

It has been said in the statement that due to caution, its delivery has been temporarily stopped. Magnets provide no access to sensitive program information and there are no security issues for the F-35 currently in use. According to The Hill report, the F-35 Joint Program Office also confirmed that this part does not affect the flight operations of the fifth generation fighters, which are already in service.

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"We have confirmed that the magnet does not transmit information or damage the integrity of the aircraft and that there are no performance, quality, safety or security risks associated with this issue and that the F-35 in-service fleet is not at risk," Gomere said. Flight operations will continue for Both the Pentagon and Lockheed said that an alternative source for the alloy would be used in future turbomachines.

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