F35 fighter ‘spy­ing’ for its maker

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

NOR­WE­GIAN de­fence of­fi­cials have caught one of their new $A120 mil­lion F-35A stealth jets send­ing sen­si­tive data back to its US man­u­fac­turer, Lock­heed Martin.

Nor­way is the first non-US user of the F-35, which Aus­tralia is also buy­ing, to have a mis­sion-crit­i­cal soft­ware pack­age en­abled.

It turns out the mega­corp gets de­tailed teleme­try on every­thing Nor­we­gian pi­lots are do­ing de­liv­ered to its Fort Worth, Texas, fa­cil­ity.

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