Did you know? The F-35 Could Reportedly Break Itself if it Goes Too Fast, And Other F-35 Problems
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July 17, 2019 - by Kyle Mizokami for jalopnik.com
The F-35's myriad problems are really now just a running gag.
But its latest ones are wild, ranging from buyers feeling that they're being spied on through the jets to the potential for structural damage if flown fast at very high altitudes, which is something that fighter jets are known to do from time to time. Oh, and the possibility pilots could experience sudden, agonizing nose and ear pain.
Defense News did a time-on-target on the F-35 Lightning II last week, publishing several articles in a single day exploring issues with the most expensive fighter jet—and defense program—in known human history.
In a multi-part series called, "The Hidden Troubles of the F-35," Defense News took a look at several of the issues plaguing F-35 users.
One of the biggest problems with the F-35 is one enjoyed by foreign customers, who complained that the aircraft's Advanced Logistics Information System, or ALIS, phones home (Lockheed Martin U.S.) with too much "sovereign data."...