By: Sam Tabahriti
July 31, 2022
The F-35 is the most powerful – and most expensive – fighter jet of all time. Russia and China would love to have them as would any nation that can get them or afford them. But there have been some clear bumps along the way: The US Air Force has temporarily grounded its fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter amid concerns that the ejector may be faulty.
Bloomberg reported that a potentially faulty component in the mechanism that could endanger pilots in an emergency was being investigated.
Since Thursday, Air Force has grounded almost 300 jets, according to the report.
An Air Force spokeswoman, Alexi Worley, told Bloomberg the issue involved the explosive cartridges inside ejection seats that propel both the seat and the pilot from the jet.[FULL ARTICLE]