[ISN] Documents and plans relating to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have been recovered from shipping containers destined for Iran

http://www.news.com.au/national/documents-and-plans-relating-to-the-f35-joint-strike-fighter-have-been-recovered-from-shipping-containers-destined-for-iran/story-fncynjr2-1226802342086 NEWS.co.au JANUARY 15, 2014 THE secret plans for America’s – and Australia’s – next stealth fighter have been recovered from boxes labelled “household goods” on their way to Iran. It’s just the latest scare for the troubled multi-billion dollar Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II program. It’s turned out to be the most expensive defence program in history, costing about $400 billion so far. Tens of more billions are expected to be spent in ironing out the many problems with its ultra-advanced electronics. Mozaffar Khazaee was arrested last week as he attempted to board a flight to Germany which then went to Iran. The 44 boxes had been forwarded a week earlier via a shipping company. The secret material found within included “sensitive technical manuals, specification sheets, and other proprietary material”, according to a US Homeland Security affidavit. The thousands of pages were bundled within dozens of manuals and binders. The packaging note described them as “books and college-related items”. […]