Pinnoitteen osalta kyseessä yksittäistapaus. Mutta tosiaan ei hanikoida pitkään kun voi hajota paikkoja ja tankkikin tyhjenee todella nopeasti verrattuna miliin.
Vice Adm. Mat Winter, who leads the F-35 program on behalf of the Pentagon, told Defense News that the department has taken steps to mitigate the problem with an improved spray-on coating, but added that the government will not completely fix it — instead accepting additional risk.
As justification for the decision, Winter noted that the issue was documented while the jet was flying at the very edge of its flight envelope. He also said the phenomenon only occurred once for both the B and C models, despite numerous attempts to replicate the conditions that caused the problem.