October 11, 2018 / 3:57 PM / in 10 months

Israeli military says examining F-35s after U.S. flaw finding

JERUSALEM, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Israel’s military said on Thursday it was testing its fleet of F-35 fighters after receiving findings from U.S. investigators that a different model of the plane had a fuel systems flaw.

The military, on Twitter, stopped short of saying the Israeli F-35s had been grounded, describing them as remaining on operational standby.

The Pentagon said early Thursday that it had grounded all U.S. and international F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Co so that fuel tubes can be examined, a Pentagon spokesperson said on Thursday. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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