US Air Force Attempts to Paint Costly F-35 Repairs as a Positive

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“A classic case of SPIN.”


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US Air Force Attempts to Paint Costly F-35 Repairs as a Positive:

New fuel tank insulation problems have grounded a sizeable percentage of the US Air Force’s F-35s. Now that the issue has been identified, the Pentagon is attempting to spin the repairs as a cost-saving measure.

On Friday, the US Air Force issued a temporary stand-down order for 13 of its 104 F-35 fighters, citing “the discovery of peeling and crumbling insulation in avionics cooling lines inside the fueling tanks.”

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