Other aircraft in other branches of the service also are impacted. “The Navy recently discovered an issue affecting cartridge actuated devices (CAD) in some fixed-wing aircraft. Affected aircraft include the F/A-18B/C/D Hornet; F/A-18E/F Super Hornet; E/A-18G Growler; and T-45 Goshawk and F-5 Tiger II training aircraft,” the Navy said in a release on Tuesday. “Based on the results of these inspections and in conjunction with ACC, the lead command for F-35, AETC will make a decision regarding continued operations,” Woods said. “Since CADs are used in the ejection process, a faulty CAD may not allow all the functions necessary to take place that would allow a complete and safe ejection,” said Michael Cisek, a senior associate at the aviation consulting firm AeroDynamic Advisory, per Breaking Defense. “While the aircraft are flyable, I don’t think too many pilots would be willing to fly knowing they may not be able [to] eject.” Bloomberg has reported that the F-35 program also is troubled by a lack of engines for the planes. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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