Monday, March 14, 2011

Glitch grounds F-35s

The military has grounded fleet of 10 F-35s while Lockheed Martin looks into a dual generator failure and an oil leak that occurred during a flight last week at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The incident came just as military officials were reporting significant progress on the program after a major restructuring that slowed development to allow more flight testing before the plane goes into production. (Source: Reuters, Air Force Times, 03/12/11) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.