“Can somebody please fix this? Hello?”

by Craig Newmark | August 20, 2011 6:07 am

“Entire U.S. Stealth Fighter Fleet Grounded[1]“.

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[2]: 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[3], too, because of a valve problem in the plane’s integrated power package. It’s the: third[4]: time this year that JSFs have been grounded. Tests: may resume as early as next week[5]. Then again, they may not.

Cross-posted from Newmark’s Door[6].

  1. Entire U.S. Stealth Fighter Fleet Grounded: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/08/entire-u-s-stealth-fighter-fleet-grounded/
  2. has been grounded: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/07/toxic-fumes-suspect-in-stealth-fighter-crash/
  3. were suspended: http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/defense-f-35s-grounded-after-ipp-fails-080311/
  4. third: http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a79764574-b061-4cde-bc03-45d58ef0bd1b&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest
  5. may resume as early as next week: http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2011/08/breaking-f-35-flight-tests-may.html
  6. Newmark’s Door: http://www.newmarksdoor.com

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