The Pentagon's most expensive weapons system is going to spend some time on the bench.
The U.S. military on Friday grounded the F-35 fighter jet due to a crack in an engine component that was discovered during a routine inspection in California. The fighter is currently being tested.
The Pentagon said in a statement that it was too early to assess the impact on the nearly $400 billion fleet of jets designed for use by the Navy, Air Force and Marines.
The program has been beset by cost overruns and various technical problems during development.
Currently, there are 51 planes in the F-35 fleet.
The F-35 Scandal really BLOWS!! Give the money back to the people, where it belongs! It's time to start holding our Congressman accountable!!
remember that dude from Norway or Sweden who shocked the Kremlin twenty some yrs ago when he landed his 150 mph "stealth piper class " in the middle of Red Square , undetected by Soviet radar , now theres the man Lockheed Martin should have hired to head up their engineering team
lockheed martin criminals need to be locked-up behind bars. same goes for the congressmen that voted for it! They knew better. that's why congress has a 10% approval rating!
Another weapons platform forced on the military by members of Congress padding local payrolls.
i want all my money back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR Tax Dollars at Work. Paying off lockheed martin's children's education. THANKS Suckers!!!
Why all the other aircraft are better, but we're paying the higher Pricetag?
Who needs fighter jets? We can zap anything we want with our military satillites. (we must have some agreement with Russia and China not to use them)
The Single Engine F-35 Lightning Fighter Plane Is No Longer Worth The Price and Cost Overruns. Lockheed Martin is in bed with Uncle Sam.
I'm all for advanced technology and everything, but for $400B deneros this this better come with warp speed Scottie.
Do not try and stop these wasteful projects. You people don't know what you're talking about. Don't try & tell me how I should spend your money. It doesn't work like that. You all do what you're told. Okay?!!?!!!!
51 planes for $400 billion? That's nearly $8 Billion per plane!!!! Ridiculous. Insane. Stupid. Cruel. Dumb. Moronic. For that kind of money we could have had a fleet of 50,000 cheaper planes and overwhelmed any opponent with overwhelming numbers.
Talk about fraud, here is a perfect example of Congress = fraud.
and yesterday CNN was wondering why health care bills are killing us......
$400 Billion? That's about a third of the savings Congress is crying for!