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F-35’s Gun That Can’t Shoot Straight Adds to Its Roster of Flaws

  • Annual Pentagon testing report also finds 873 software issues
  • It cites 13 ‘must-fix’ items before $22 billion upgrade phase
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F-35 Jet Can't Shoot Straight

Add a gun that can’t shoot straight to the problems that dog Lockheed Martin Corp.’s $428 billion F-35 program, including more than 800 software flaws.

The 25mm gun on Air Force models of the Joint Strike Fighter has “unacceptable” accuracy in hitting ground targets and is mounted in housing that’s cracking, the Pentagon’s test office said in its latest assessment of the costliest U.S. weapons system.