In the United States, 46 F-35 fighters out of service due to engine problems

In the United States, 46 F-35 fighters out of service due to engine problems

Dozens of American military aircraft are in non-flying condition

Dozens of American F-35 fighters are currently in non-flying condition due to failed engines. The Drive writes about this on Friday, July 16, citing information from the United States Air Force Lieutenant General Eric Fick. A soldier in charge of the F-35 program, during a hearing in the US Congress, reported problems with engines in 41 F-35s. These aircraft were supplied to the Air Force. Similar problems arose for two more fighters supplied to the Marine Corps and the US Navy, as well as three F-35s in service with the US allies. Aviation Week journalist Steve Trimble said that the most likely cause of the problem was the rapid deterioration of the heat-shielding coating of the turbines of American fighters. According to experts, the F-35 failed due to “unexpected degradation” of an alloy of calcium, magnesium and aluminum silicate.

The United States has previously repeatedly pointed out a large number of shortcomings of the newest F-35 fighter. Pentagon experts counted nearly 900 defects in the warship, and many of them could jeopardize the safety of the pilots.

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