Does the selling country install software/hardware into the weapon that could be accessed by the selling country to make the weapon inoperable in case of war with the purchasing country?
I would think that this would be:
- strategically sound from a national security perspective, but
- not be a feature the buying country would want, however
- be practically impossible to detect by the country who purchased the weapons until it was too late.
For example, say country X sells country Y some state of the art jet fighters. Would it not be easy to imbed something inside the fighters to keep them from, let’s say firing up the engines, from a remote location?