“Can somebody please fix this? Hello?”

Entire U.S. Stealth Fighter Fleet Grounded“.

But after building more than 170 F-22 Raptors and a handful of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, not a single one is available for service. The Air Force currently has: zero: flyable stealth fighters. None.

The vaunted F-22: has been grounded: with a possible faulty oxygen system since May. Production of the last few Raptors is even on hold, because the jets can’t fly from the factory.

: Last week, test flights for the newer F-35: were suspended, too, because of a valve problem in the plane’s integrated power package. It’s the: third: time this year that JSFs have been grounded. Tests: may resume as early as next week. Then again, they may not.

Cross-posted from Newmark’s Door.

Craig Newmark

Associate Professor of Economics, North Carolina State Univ.

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