The Pentagon has ordered to stop all flights fifth generation fighter F-35, said in a statement the U.S. military.
According to experts, in the fuel system of fighter may be faulty. In case of detection of the defective item will be replaced. Checked all the F-35 is in service in the United States and in other countries.
“It is anticipated the review will be completed in a period of 24 to 48 hours,” said the Pentagon.
This decision was taken after the first crash of the F-35B marine Corps United States that occurred on September 28 in South Carolina. The pilot managed to eject safely.
Program for the creation of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II became the most expensive in the history of weapons production, the U.S. spent about half a trillion dollars. The developers have exceeded the originally planned cost of hundreds of billions of dollars, and the fighter was commissioned seven years later than expected.
While the media have repeatedly written about the numerous technical problems of a fighter. Thus, the publication National Interest reported that the F-35 because of the design features proved to be vulnerable to lightning strikes, which forced the marine Corps of the United States to request the portable lightning rods to protect those aircraft stationed in Japan.
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