A close call for the world’s most advanced warplane?

By Douglas Birch

Fuel line leaks and a special vulnerability to lightning are the latest troubles for the Pentagon's advanced fighter jet

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"… he costliest weapons program in U.S. history. Just days earlier, the Pentagon’s Operational Test and Evaluation office's annual report to Congress&nbs …"

"… hitney and Rolls Royce engineers were working with Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office to fix the problem as quickly as possible. …"

"… opment, the three designs have diverged. Many experts have questioned the Pentagon’s decision to design, test and build the complex aircraft at the same ti …"