Deliveries of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets have resumed after they were halted in September to comply with a ban on China-origin specialty metals. Photo: AFP
Deliveries of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets have resumed after they were halted in September to comply with a ban on China-origin specialty metals. Photo: AFP

US ‘self-defeating’ ban on F-35 alloy from China an attempt to decouple

  • Social media article on account connected to People’s Daily says the now-lifted pause on the specialty metal was part of ‘China hysteria’, not safety concerns
  • The Pentagon and Congress have worked ‘consistently’ on decoupling US defence companies from Chinese supply chains, it says

Deliveries of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets have resumed after they were halted in September to comply with a ban on China-origin specialty metals. Photo: AFP
Deliveries of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jets have resumed after they were halted in September to comply with a ban on China-origin specialty metals. Photo: AFP
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