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Defence in the Media: Sunday 5 August 2018

Today’s defence news is led by a story which incorrectly says F-35 secrets were stolen via a dating app.

F-35 Mail on Sunday splash

The Mail on Sunday splashes with an incorrect headline: 'Honeytrap Spy Stole Secrets of new RAF jet'. The story claims that a member of the RAF's Tinder account was hacked, with the perpetrator aiming to get information on the F-35 fighter jet.

An RAF spokesperson said:

No F-35 secrets have been stolen, as the headline inaccurately claims. No F-35 information of a sensitive or classified nature has been disclosed via a dating site. The member of RAF personnel involved is not even associated with the F-35 programme.

Image of the Day

Pictured is one of the second batch of UK’s F-35B Lightning jets to be flown to the UK. Crown copyright.
Pictured is one of the second batch of UK’s F-35B Lightning jets to be flown to the UK. Crown copyright.

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