[ Editor’s note: In 2011, VT announced that Israel had accessed and stolen the entire dataset for the F35 and was putting it on the market.
The story was covered up though hearings were held in congress. Example seen in 2013 article in Addendum I. Now Bolton says the Chinese have a copy of the F35. All we can say to them is to start stealing better planes…. Gordon Duff ]
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Wednesday accused China of stealing the plans for the American-made F-35, claiming that Beijing’s fifth-generation fighter jet looks suspiciously similar.
“The fifth-generation Chinese fighter aircraft looks a lot like the F-35, that’s because it is the F-35, they just stole it”, White House National Security Adviser Bolton said during a Wednesday press conference in Kiev.
He claimed that the F-35 stealth fighter jet served as an example of China stealing intellectual property for decades.
“The US and China are having significant differences over trade now. It’s not just about the imbalance of exports and imports between the United States and China. … It’s about the fundamental reasons why that imbalance exists”.
Beijing has yet to respond to the allegations.
Earlier this month, Bolton claimed that Russia had “stolen” the US technology related to the development of hypersonic weapons. The Russian Foreign Ministry slammed his remarks and suggested that Washington had copied countless technologies from different countries around the world.
The United States and China have been embroiled in an ongoing trade dispute since June 2018, but tensions were exacerbated last week, when the Chinese State Council said tariffs ranging from 5 to 10 percent would be applied to $75 billion worth of American goods, starting 1 September and 15 December.
Shortly thereafter, US President Donald Trump said that Washington would increase the existing tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods to 30 percent from the current rate of 25 percent starting 1 October. In addition, the tariffs would be raised to 15 percent from 10 percent on $300 billion worth of Chinese products from 1 September.
Yesterday, at a subcommittee hearing attended by just half a dozen Senators, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer made a blunt admission: The military’s most expensive program, the stealthy F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, has been hacked and the stolen data used by America’s adversaries.
Under Secretary Frank Kendall didn’t say by whom, but the answer is almost certainly China, a cyber superpower whose People’s Liberation Army Air Force has recently rolled out some suspiciously sophisticated stealth fighter prototypes of its own.
The Russians also have skilled hackers and “5th Generation” stealth jet programs, but they’re not suspected of such direct copying, at least not yet.
“I’m confident the classified material is well protected, but I’m not at all confident that our unclassified information is as well-protected,” said Kendall, the Under Secretary for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
“It’s a major problem for us…. What it does is reduce the costs and lead time of our adversaries to doing their own designs, so it gives away a substantial advantage.”
The bad news isn’t new news: That someone had hacked F-35 subcontractor BAE Systems was first reported six years ago, and just this February Washington Postreporter Ellen Nakashima obtained leaked information naming the Chinese as having compromised not just the F-35 but two dozen other weapons program.
Administration officials have been publicly pressuring China to rein in its hacking. But it’s still remarkable that such a senior official would so bluntly admit that US interests have been so directly harmed.
Headquartered in Moscow Russia, Sputnik is a news agency with offices around the world. Sputnik covers global political and economic news for an international audience. Launched in November 2014 by the Russian media group Rossiya Segodnya, Sputnik works in more than 30 languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Arabic, Chinese, and more.
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In 1979 and 1981 I went to Hungary as a Double Agent (I volunteered), was first approached by Peggy Szmolka, in 1978, while stationed at the US Army Signal Center and School, at Fort Gordon, GA. She worked as a CWO, at Fort Gordon, Criminal Investigation Branch as was her husband, CWO Janos Szmolka, who became a friend of mine. Janos was already for years, in contact with the Hungarian Intelligence Service Personnel, his Mother and Sister were living in Budapest, and He was actually blackmailed, by the Hungarians, during one of his visits to family, to work for them or else, with his Mom and Sister reporting his activities back here in the US to M.I. FBI and who knows who else. I was introduced to some FBI, and NSA agents and agreed to go to Hungary, my native country and attempt to make contact with agent or agents of the Hungarian Intelligence Service. I agreed, in retrospect I was used as a proof of confidence toward the Hungarians, as a understudy, back up, one could say to Janos. To make it short, we gained the trust of the Hungarians, who of course worked with and for the Soviets. They sent Otto Attila Gilbert to Augusta, Janos gave him papers, they were interested in the Cryptographic Code for the AWACS Plane, of course they didn’t get it, Gilbert was caught ‘red handed’ for give the pun. there was a Plea Bargain, got 10 years, because I wouldn’t go to court, the Government lied to me! Your identity will never come to light! B.S.!!
Anyway! Years latter, I heard rumors, that the US had to use some arm twisting, against the Zionists because, the US shared the AWACS plane with them and they were ready to disclose info on it to the Red Chinese and the Soviets, With a friend like that who needs enemies? Also true; with a friend like that one will have many enemies! Remember June 8, 1967 when the Air and naval Forces of the Zionist terror State have attacked the “USS LIBERTY”, they murderd34 and wounded/maimed 174 of our fellow citizens, Sailors! LBJ, the TRAITOR covered it up and have been covered ever since! America is just being used and abused, by the Zionist Overlords! The blood and treasure of our people is but the, ‘Sacrificial Offerings’, on the barbaric-bloody Altar of Zionism on the World Stage!
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You’re DEAD Wrong about Zionists or Israel’s active Policy towards various Goyim Groups ,,,,,, They will befriend and then tell Each One Separately that the Rest of The People are a waste and a Risk so Only ” Jews ” are Worth knowing and so stay away from Everybody Else and then after Isolating One the ” Jewish ” games begin like selling special arms in exchange for a Pledge of a Coming Deeper Relationship ……. AND Then You’re Alone and Totally Hopelessly Screwed ……. Standard Procedure to avoid anyone seeking any kind of Revenge is to keep Everyone Isolated and hence Weak ……
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I meant to quote thatr ” Also True is that a Friend like this has many Enenmies , Nope Not True at ALL , Everyone is Secretly the Best Darling ……
How goddamned US government traitors continue to do business with that rogue Zionist state is just sickening!
Simple, the Chinese will shoot any CEO caught stealing from the government.
We give them a pat on the back and say don’t do it again.
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