The United States temporarily suspended operations for its fleet of F-35 fighter jets for 24 to 48 hours to check for possible faulty fuel tubes in the engines of the planes, after a crash in SC late last month raised concerns about whether the part was to blame.
On Sept. 28, a Marine F-35B crashed into an uninhabited marsh island near the Grays Hill community in SC. The pilot ejected safely from the single-seat jet, but the aircraft was completely destroyed.
According to Pentagon figures, 320 F-35s have been delivered globally, mainly to the U.S. but also Israel and Britain, as well as other partner countries.
"We will take every measure to ensure safe operations while we deliver, sustain and modernize the F-35".
Other nations that have signed contracts to join the F-35 program include the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway, according to the Pentagon.
The grounding news also comes two days after Defense News reported that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has ordered the military services to get readiness rates on four planes, including the F-35, up above 80 percent by next September.
So far, the United States military has taken delivery of 245 F-35s, majority to the Air Force.
Inspections are expected to last a day or two, the department said.
Now the US military has purchased 245 aircraft from Lockheed Martin. The US government's accountability office estimates all costs associated with the project will amount to one trillion dollars.
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Officials said most of the global fleet of about 320 jets could be grounded for up to 48 hours while investigators inspect fuel tubes in engines that are made by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
What the Hurricane Center has been predicting has come to pass - Hurricane Michael has strengthened into a major hurricane. The governor activated 750 National Guardsmen for storm response on Monday, on top of the 500 activated the day before.
It's somewhat odd for Samsung to launch a phone with world-first features that's not a flagship, but the A9 is plenty powerful. As for the display , the A9 boasts of a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1080×2220 pixels.
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Disney released the poster for their live-action Aladdin movie teasing a first look trailer will be release tomorrow. It features the film's iconic lamp and a secret about what awaits inside it, as well as the warning "Choose wisely".
Gomez didn't attend the American Music Awards last night and the site notes that her team has been virtually silent recently. Selena reportedly wanted to leave soon after being admitted but doctors said she wasn't ready to be discharged.
There is also the risk of further severe Southerly winds impinging onto Southern and Eastern coastal areas during the day. The main impacts for the United Kingdom will be from heavy rain across some western areas on Friday and Saturday.
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Channing Tatum is dating singer Jessie J
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