Quality Control Issue Halted F-35 Deliveries, DOD Official Says

The U.S. government halted deliveries of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for 15 days because the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) discovered comingling of titanium and Inconel fasteners, a Defense Department official said. The Pentagon temporarily suspended F-35 deliveries on Nov. 12 when...

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