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Pentagon Official Calls for F-35 Production Slowdown

A top Pentagon official is calling for a production slowdown for the costly F-35 fighter jet after fatigue testing exposed potential cracks in the design.

In an interview with AOL Defense, U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Venlet said it would be “wise to sort of temper production” of Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter, calling initial assumptions about the design a “miscalculation.” Continue reading

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