Jan 4, 2014
U.S. waived laws to keep F-35 on track with China-made parts
According to Pentagon documents ,chief U.S. arms buyer 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.
Officials at Northrop, Honeywell and Lockheed declined to comment on the issue, referring queries to the Pentagon.