24 February 2014
Stress tests on the U.S. Marine Corps version of the Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 have been on hold since September, it was recently revealed, because of cracks found in bulkheads, which may require some redesigns, according to Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s undersecretary for acquisition. The suspension in tests could last as long as a year. Richard Aboulafia, an analyst with the Teal Group, and an AIAA Senior Member, said the Marines have to stay with the plane despite the setback because there is no other alternative. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)
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