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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":

"… 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 …"

Costly work ahead for F-22

By Aaron Mehta

America's newest fighter jet needs years of upgrades and repairs, but pilots are not keen to fly them.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government Accountability Office":

"… sts had nearly tripled, reaching $412 million a plane, according to a 2011 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Production lagged well behind schedule, and the wars in Iraq …"