Adam Smith, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, called on the government to stop investing in the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, calling it a “rat hole.” The congressman told the Washington Post.
“I want to stop throwing money down this rat hole,”Smith said.
According to him, the fighter is too expensive, and its capabilities are not so impressive. Smith called for a reduction in the cost of maintaining the F-35.
In early January, Free News reported that the United States had decided to suspend mass production of the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets. The reason is called the failed tests of the fighter, which were supposed to take place last December. Tests involving the F-35, which would have created a combat operations simulation, are postponed from 2017.