F-35 jets: US military grounds entire fleet

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The US army has grounded its whole fleet of F-35 fighter jets within the wake of a crash in South Carolina final month.

Inspections are to be carried out on defective gasoline tubes.

An official report questioned earlier this 12 months whether or not the F-35 was prepared for fight after dozens of faults have been discovered.

The F-35 is the most important and most costly weapons programme of its sort on the earth.

The aircraft has been offered to a variety of international locations, together with the UK and Japan.

It was first utilized in fight by Israel earlier this 12 months to hold out two strikes.

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