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New York Times editorial raises concerns about F-35's performance, safety

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When South Korea announced back in March that it had selected Lockheed Martin's F-35 as its next generation fighter,... concerns were raised over the jet's safety and performance. The voices of dissent have only strengthened in the four months since. A New York Times editorial published Monday said the F-35 has experienced several technical problems since development began 14 years ago, most recently an engine failure at an air force base in Florida last month. The daily sided with experts who say it would be sensible for the U.S. to either buy fewer F-35s, or halt purchases altogether until operational testing is completed in 2019. South Korea announced in March that it would buy 40 of Lockheed Martin's F-35s in the coming years... at an expected cost of nearly 6-point-8 billion dollars.