posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 03:39 AM
originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: yuppa
It seems the South Koreans were already working on 3 of the 4
technologies the US refused to export.
My understanding of BAE Replica:
Was a technology demonstrator that proved the UK had the knowledge to field LO platforms and so got it a decent gig on F-35.
However, I worked on some of the clever maintenance systems (corrosion monitoring) and they refused to send us the paint spec! So we sent every sensor
to LM who returned them painted. I doubt these were external sensors, they were stuck to the airframe, but painting them was above our clearance
Could we have taken one and reverse engineered it....probably, the US control dangerous (threatening) technologies through ITAR which tracks serial
numbers where they are all the time, Im sure somehow we could have taken one to some sort of analyzer, but you just dont do that stuff, you face life
imprisonment, massive company fines, your company would be broke and almost your country to reverse engineer.
Im in commercial rather than engineering, so if I get wind of any reverse engineering speak under one of my contracts Im full on Legal, breaking the
law, IP, Copyright, whatever, if it were ever made to my attention I wouldnt keep quiet. The engineers dont think like that either (maybe it isnt
possible but there was never a consideration).