Scratches leave RAF jet vulnerable
adding that defence secretary Gavin Williamson and RAF chief Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier had always been aware of the problem.
Britain took delivery of the initial batch of F-35B Lightnings in June.
Lockheed vice president Jeff Babione acknowledged: “We inadvertently scratch the coating system, and we have to repaint it.”
Another company spokesman said: “Stealth maintenance on the F-35 is
CLOAKING DEVICE: Hi-tech coating protects RAF’s new F-35 Lightning jet from being picked up by enemy radar