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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program – the most expensive military development project in history.
It could potentially also come to be known as the record-holder of the most issues with a single piece of military technology of all time. The most recent problem that the F-35 fighter jet was faced with is likely one of the most concerning.
On March 12th, A F-35B Joint Strike fighter was significantly damaged. It happened when a round fired from its underbelly 25mm gun pod exploded shortly after leaving the muzzle of the cannon mounted within. In other words, it suffered friendly fire from itself. This is a “Class A mishap” – it results in a threat of the pilot’s life on the ground or in the air. It also needs to cause damage of more than $2.5 million. Still, to be fair, if one is to keep in mind the F-35’s cost, any damage whatsoever probably results in damages that cost more than $2.5 million.
#USA #USAirForce #F35