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After Wing-Related Software Problem Fixed, Navy F-35s Fly Again

June 27 2011


The U.S. Navy has resumed flying its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter after a six-day suspension to deal with a software problem, Defense News reports.

The aircraft were grounded June 17 when engineers at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., discovered a "logic fault" in the program, said Navy officials. Test operations resumed on June 23.

The problem involved a safety monitoring function for the folding wings, which are needed for storage on aircraft carriers, said a...

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