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vnunet: Britain Warns US Over Jet Software Codes

Mar 16, 2006, 22:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The UK has warned America that it will cancel its £12bn [US$21.1bn/€17.3bn] order for the Joint Strike Fighter if the US does not hand over full access to the computer software code that controls the jets.

"Lord Drayson, minister for defence procurement, told the The Daily Telegraph that the planes were useless without control of the software as they could effectively be 'switched off' by the Americans without warning..."

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