US military's F-35 still dogged with 'deficiencies': report

The F-35 fighter jet is supposed to form the backbone of the US military's future fighter fleet, ensuring US dominance in the skies for years to come with radar-evading technologyThe US military’s futuristic F-35 fighter jet remains dogged by dangerous problems sure to further complicate what is already the most expensive weapons project in history, a Pentagon report says. In the latest blow to the program, engineers uncovered a slew of flaws during extensive testing of the newest versions of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon report found, adding to a litany of issues including software bugs, technical glitches and cost overruns.

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