An F-35 fighter plane flies over the White House in June 2019. Photo: AFP
An F-35 fighter plane flies over the White House in June 2019. Photo: AFP

US military halts F-35 jet deliveries over use of Chinese alloy

  • A magnet on the stealth fighter is made with material from China, and the pause is to ensure compliance with defence regulations on the use of metals
  • The item is not part of any sensitive systems, and the move won’t affect operations of F-35 aircraft already delivered to the US military and overseas partners

An F-35 fighter plane flies over the White House in June 2019. Photo: AFP
An F-35 fighter plane flies over the White House in June 2019. Photo: AFP
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