From a comment to the blog by Steiner:
"What use the F-35 might be against an opponent like Hezbollah that possesses no AF or even SAM weaponry beyond a few handhelds is unclear. What is clear, unfortunately, is that any and all technology that can be gleaned from the Lightning II by the Israeli defense establishment will be quickly transferred to Communist China in accordance with longstanding arrangements."
When all mention is made of Israel weapons transfer to China think of the Lavi?
"The IAI Lavi was a single-engined fourth-generation jet fighter developed in Israel in the 1980s"
"The Lavi was planned to be the mainstay of the Israeli Air Force, and considerable export sales for the aircraft had been forecast. The uniqueness of its design was in the combination of a small, aerodynamic, highly maneuverable plane, with sophisticated, software-rich systems"
Nice looking air superiority lightweight fighter plane. Indigenous Israeli design but also incorporating certain specific American warplane features and avionics.
Most decidedly so a major source of concern to the Pentagon this specific allegation regarding the Lavi:
"In 2008, aviation publishing house Jane's alleged that China's development of the Chengdu J-10 had benefited from technical information from the Lavi project, citing Russian engineers who claim to have heard this from Chinese colleagues"
ALLEGATION OF CHINESE AND ISRAELI COOPERATION SUGGESTED BUT TO AN EXTENT DENIED! PERHAPS ISRAEL AVIONICS "SOPHISTICATED" AND "SOFT-WARE RICH" INCOPRORATED INTO THE CHINESE COMBAT WARPLANES?
Any suspicion of Israel and Chinese sharing of weaponry design extremely troubling to American authorities, EVEN IF TOTALLY UNFOUNDED!!