First Our Ports, Now Our Military Aircraft
The Christian Science Monitor
wonders: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: next Dubai ports deal?
The purchase of Doncasters, a privately held British aerospace manufacturer, by the UAE-owned Dubai International Capital could set off another problem for the Shrubbery. Doncasters is one of the firms involved in the development of the US's newest weapons system, the F-35.
The problem is complex because the British are involved in the system which will be used as a replacement for the Harriers currently be phased out in both the US and Britain. The Harrier is a British aircraft that is currently in the Marine Corps inventory.