Two Stories About the F-35

By Bill Maher

Associated Press, Friday 11 July 2014:

CHINESE MAN CHARGED WITH HACKING INTO US FIGHTER JET PLANS

The F-35 fighter jet was among aircraft targeted by Su Bin and other Chinese hackers, according to US authorities…

Su Bin worked with two unnamed Chinese hackers to get the data between 2009 and 2013, then attempted to sell some of the information to state-owned Chinese companies, prosecutors said.

Reuters, Saturday July 12, 2014:

U.S. NAVY MAINTAINS GROUNDING ORDER FOR F-35 FIGHTER JETS

The U.S. Navy on Friday maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet last month…

In the incident on June 23, the Pratt & Whitney engine on an Air Force F-35 A-model jet broke apart and caught fire while a pilot was preparing to take off from a Florida air base.

 I think you can see where I’m going with this. The threat is real. Unless we crack down – hard – on Chinese espionage, soon they’ll have all the secrets they need to build planes that don’t work.