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Heh. Who knew globalization had hidden negative consequences??? D:
Wow, a magnet needs to be replaced
>it's just magnet!
Then we should've supplied it ourselves.
It's not the magnetism, it's the alloy. The alloy is from China, but it is magnetised in the US.
It won't be replaced from current models, but will now be sourced from elsewhere.
It doesn't, even. They're granting the waiver becuase it literally doesn't fucking matter.
Are these the same magnets that Northrop and Honeywell got waivers to use in 2014?
>According to Pentagon documents reviewed by Reuters, chief U.S. arms buyer Frank Kendall allowed two F-35 suppliers, Northrop Grumman and Honeywell International, 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.
If it didn't matter, we wouldn't need a waiver.
The only reason it matters is because it was produced in a factory that didn't add to a congressman's wallet.
Because our government is run by Vogons, anon. Always had been.
The only reason it matters is because the US is trying to move away from dependance on Chinese metals for critical shit so we don't get caught out the way Europe was on oil and gas.
We have to use waivers for everything in defense contracting even for the littlest of issues.
>t defense contractor
Always love when the media gets a hold of anything along these lines. Really makes you hate them once you learn even the most basic of things about a topic. Pretty much everything in the defense sphere is completely unreadable. My favorite is the near weekly article about Chinese flights around Taiwan, hyping it up to be some major escalation when it really doesn't mean anything. The Chinese publish these flights in advance on one of their government websites.
Wrong. Any time you're not in compliance with the contract you signed, you need a waiver. It doesn't matter how big or little the issue is, approval must be documented for CYA reasons.
we tried to warn you
our appendages reach everywhere
you cannot ban chinesium
>be the prime contractor on the biggest most bloated contract ever
>finally get the aircraft contract straightened out
>just gotta do some technicality review before you can hand out fat bonus checks
>find out the fucking engine sub-contractor included banned materials
I visited a DoD contractor right after they got a poor rating and it was like they had to watch someone rape their whole family and then axe murder them. Life really sucked for them.
>poses no flight or security risk
>banned and needs a waiver
Behold... With this orb I control the little magnet inside every F-35.
fuck off sidorovich
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