Sep 21

H/t reader squodgy:

“A classic case of SPIN.”


f-35-fighter-jet

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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3 Responses to “US Air Force Attempts to Paint Costly F-35 Repairs as a Positive”

  1. squodgy Says:

    I had a car like that once, but it didn’t cos1 $650 million.

    http://motherboard.vice.com/read/another-f-35-jet-caught-on-fire-while-starting-its-engine

  2. squodgy Says:

    Sorry $150 M. Still bloody ridiculous for one very vulnerable glitch ridden not state of the art piece of kit.

  3. Squodgy Says:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lockheed-f35-grounded-idUSKCN12J1ZK

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