The world’s most expensive weapon, the 400 billion dollar F-35 Joint Strike Fighter – an aircraft, whose price skyrocketed thanks to additional funding. Plagued by delays, massive budget overruns, the jet even left its financial backers underwhelmed. And to cover the costs, the plane’s now being sold to foreign buyers.
Even the designer of the popular F-16 Fighter says that the F-35 is the worst plane ever designed. You can see the interview with him in the video below.
The Entire Fleet of F-35 Fighter Jets have been grounded again due to a crack in the engine of one plane.
Here is an excerpt from Aviation Week.
The entire F-35 fleet is being grounded owing to an engine issue, to avoid what U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) calls a potential “catastrophic failure.”
A crack on the 3rd stage low-pressure turbine airfoil was found Feb. 19 during an inspection of a conventional F-35A at Edwards AFB, Calif., says Matthew Bates, a spokesman for Pratt & Whitney, which makes the stealthy, single engine fighter’s F135engine.