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US grounds entire F-35 fleet pending engine inspections

The US military said it had grounded the entire fleet of 97 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets until completion of additional inspections of the warplane's single engine built by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

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Turkey to buy two F-35s in 2012

Turkey, which said in February it intended to buy 100 of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, will buy only two this year, and will decide each following year how many planes it will order, Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz told Reuters. The P

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F-35 fighter delayed, costs rise

The cost of developing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter rose 4.3 percent to $395.7 billion last year and the plane will not reach full-rate production until 2019, the Pentagon said. The new schedule is two years later than planned. Pe

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US suspends F-35 tests after device failure

The US Defense Department has suspended fleetwide ground and flight test operations of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, its costliest arms purchase. The department acted after the failure on Tuesday of one aircraf

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US pitches unique F-35 fighter jet to Israel

The US has offered to add Israeli systems and munitions to a new US-built fighter jet and deliver it to Israel by 2015, provided a deal is sealed in coming months. Lockheed Martin Corp, maker of the radar-evading F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,

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