F-35 Engine Issues Influenced U.K. Order

LONDON— Delays in the U.K. making its first batch order for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II were influenced by the engine fire that resulted in the grounding of the F-35 fleet in July, a defense ministry official has confirmed. On Oct. 28, the U.K. Defense Ministry said it had “agreed in...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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