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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:05 PM

 

F-35 fleet grounded after engine crack found

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Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Friday grounded its fleet of F-35 fighter jets after discovering a cracked engine blade in one plane.

The problem was discovered during what the Pentagon called a routine inspection at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., of an F-35A, the Air Force version of the sleek new plane. The Navy and the Marine Corps are buying other versions of the F-35, which is intended to replace older fighters like the Air Force F-16 and the Navy F/A-18.

All versions - a total of 51 planes - were grounded Friday pending a more in-depth evaluation of the problem discovered at Edwards. None of the planes have been fielded for combat operations; all are undergoing testing.

In a brief written statement, the Pentagon said it is too early to know the full impact of the newly discovered problem.


Read more: http://www.9news.com/news/article/318754/347/F-35-fleet-grounded-after-engine-crack-found-



Yo. Ending the F-35 program and rehabbing the F-14/F-18 would be a logical solution.

That is a lot of money saved.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:09 PM

1. A $1.5 trillion....

...POS

- Can't ''save'' what's already been spent.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 05:16 PM

2. duplicate topic - locking

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