IAF to inspect F-35s after US Air Force grounds most of its fleet

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IAF to inspect F-35s after US Air Force grounds most of its fleet
Israel to evaluate F-35 squadrons following USAF cautionary grounding amid suspicion over faulty part
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Published: JULY 30, 2022

The Israel Air Force will be halting training flights for its squadrons of F-35i Adir stealth fighter jets after the United States military grounded its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet over a problem with the ejection seats. The decision was made by IAF Chief Maj.-Gen. Tomer Bar Saturday night. The entire fleet will be evaluated over the coming days, and each plane found to have working ejection seats will return to flight.

“The examinations must be done in a strict and thorough manner in order to return the fleet to full competence while maintaining a high safety standard,” Bar said according to a statement published by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-713479
 
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