Nothing seems to be simple in F-35 reporting but one thing is certain, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discriminate between valid commentary and blatant nonsense.
Although this story it hasn’t been widely reported I expect it will, the Daily Mail have reported;
The article reports on another report, the Naval Engineer to be precise, by Lieutenant Commander Beth Kitchen MBE BEng CEng MIET RN.
Squadron technicians experience new technical faults for the first time weekly. Most are as predicted by the [aircraft’s] designers; however technical faults still occur during flight where components did not perform as expected.
Damning stuff you might think.
Except the newspaper failed to report the next sentence.
This will continue to occur as the airframes and systems are exposed to growing number of flying hours and the flight envelope is expanded. New procedures are required to repair this type of damage.