Dubbed, the Pentagon’s most expensive weapon, the U.S. military on Friday grounded their entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets due to potential cracks in its engine components.
Ground crews discovered such a crack during a routine inspection in California. CNN.
The Pentagon said in a statement that it was too early to assess the impact on the nearly $400 billion fleet of jets designed for use by the Navy, Air Force and Marines.
The program has been beset by cost overruns and various technical problems during development.
Currently, there are 51 planes in the F-35 fleet.