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Coating Which Makes F-35 Fighter Jets 'Invisible' Is Wearing Off Quickly Than Expected

Coating Which Makes F-35 Fighter Jets 'Invisible' Is Wearing Off Quickly Than Expected December 11, 2018

F-35 was given a coating which makes it 'invisible' to enemy radar, but it is wearing off quicker than expected, Royal Air Force (RAF) chiefs saying they have to replace it after every flight.

RAF sources are now saying scratches are delaying the jets getting put into operational service when they get shipped from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

The Maryland-based company have acknowledged the defects in the coating in the past, called LO or Low Observable, that makes it hard for enemy radars to pick up the jets. 

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