Israeli military says examining F-35s after US flaw finding
12 October, 2018, 12:21 pm
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s military said on Thursday it was testing its fleet of F-35 fighters after receiving findings from U.S. investigators that a different model of the plane had a fuel systems flaw.
The military, on Twitter, stopped short of saying the Israeli F-35s had been grounded, describing them as remaining on operational standby.
A Pentagon spokesperson said earlier Thursday that all U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Co had been grounded so that fuel tubes can be examined.
It said it expected the examination to last a few days, after which the F-35s would return to full operation.