F-35 fighters have been criticized.
According to American media reports
The U.S. Department of Defense recently officially announced
Full-speed production of F-35 fighters will be put on hold indefinitely
There is a reliability problem.
F-35 will hold full speed production indefinitely
According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. Department of Defense recently officially announced that it would put on hold indefinitely the full-speed production of F-35 fighters.
According to the report, the decision is mainly due to the serious epidemic in the United States, which has caused delays in many links from testing to production of F-35 fighters.
If this type of fighter wants to enter the full-speed production stage, it must meet the requirements of repair and maintenance, but it cannot be achieved at present.
Previously, this type of fighter has been criticized.
Matt Winter, director of the Joint Project Office of F-35 Fighters, said that only 51% of the F-35 fighters that have been delivered to the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and international customers are suitable for flight, and older batches of aircraft have reliability problems.
In addition, 100 F-35A fighters purchased by Australia from the United States were unable to participate in combat operations due to problems with shooting aiming mechanisms and software.
The problem is quite difficult.
F-35 fighters still have 871 defects
According to Bloomberg on the 13th, the Pentagon Test Office said that the F-35 fighter currently in use by the United States and its eight allies still has 871 software and hardware defects, which may affect the aircraft’s combat readiness, mission or maintenance capabilities.
The total number of F-35 fighters that Lockheed Martin has delivered and is about to deliver has reached 970, and the potential total delivery of the aircraft may reach 3,200 or more, according to the report.
Judging from the test evaluation results, the problem of F-35 fighter defects is quite difficult.
The latest 871 defects revealed are only two fewer than the 873 defects reported last year.