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More problems for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Department of Defense resolves all critical deficiencies before any full-rate production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
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NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The seemingly unending list of bad news for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to grow.

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says Congress should consider withdrawing funding for the F-35 program until the Pentagon can correct almost 1,000 deficiencies with the jet.

Among the many shortfalls: inspectors have found problems with the plane's ejection seat, oxygen supply system, and its mid-air refueling capabilities.

The Department of Defense has requested more than $10 billion over the next decade for the F-35.

GAO report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by 13News Now on Scribd