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The troubles of Lockheed Martin, the maker of America’s most modern fighter jet, have increased. In fact, the US Defense Ministry-Pentagon has banned the company from taking delivery of new F-35 jets. It has been told that the magnets installed in the engine of the F-35 have been used in China’s unauthorized substances. This has been confirmed by both the US Defense Ministry and the company.
On August 19, the Defense Deal Management Agency told the department overseeing the F-35 program that some of the magnets used in the turbomachine pumps of the F-35 fighter jets were parts of China, according to US Defense Ministry spokesman Russell Goemer, according to US Defense Ministry spokesman Russell Goemer. Made in. It is only after this that the ministry has banned the acceptance of deliveries of the F-35. A warning has also been issued to the company regarding this.
According to reports, while the entire design of the F-35 is produced by Lockheed Martin, the company named Honeywell has been given the responsibility of preparing its turbomachine. Late last month Honeywell was informed that its turbomachine suppliers were using unauthorized materials imported from China.
The Defense Ministry has said that the F-35 has been banned for the time being as a precaution. However, it also said that the use of any Chinese substance in the magnets does not pose a threat to sensitive information. Nor are there any concerns about the quality or safety of the F-35 currently in use. Both the Pentagon and Lockheed have said they will source equipment for the turbomachines to be installed in the engines.