Pentagon discloses new quality glitch on Lockheed’s F-35 jets

The Pentagon’s F-35 program office is weighing how to fix to a newly discovered glitch in the fighter — the military’s most expensive program — that halted deliveries of the Lockheed Martin plane for 30 days.The problem was linked to a primer that’s supposed to be applied as a protective layer on aluminum fasteners to prevent corrosion. The Defense Department temporarily stopped deliveries of the next-generation jet for the month ending Oct. 20 to assess the issue.


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