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雙語學習

【雙語學習】1090822
2020-08-22

【國際軍聞】

Lockheed Martin Corp. halted deliveries of its F-35 jets to the U.S. Air Force for much of this month because of a flaw in a system used to prevent explosions if fuel tanks are hit. 

有鑑於F-35戰機因應油箱受創的防爆系統存有缺陷,洛克希德‧馬丁集團已暫停本月份向美國空軍交付新機之作業。

Flaws in tubing used to circulate inert gas into fuel tanks to prevent explosions were found in 14 of 24 Air Force models of the fighter jet inspected, the Pentagon's F-35 program office said in a previously undisclosed June 5 memo to congressional staff.

美國國防部F-35聯合專案辦公室早在6月5日對國會幕僚一份未公開的備忘錄中提到,24 架受檢的空軍戰機機型中,有14架檢測出用來將墮性氣體導入油箱以避免爆炸的管路存有瑕疵。 

But Lockheed said Wednesday that it resumed deliveries, with two of the fighter jets provided on Tuesday. It recommended that flights be restricted "within 25 miles of lightning or thunderstorms" as a safety precaution while the contractor works with the Defense Department's F-35 program office on a corrective plan. 

惟該集團週三表示,週二交付了2架戰機,業已恢復交付作業,並建議該型戰機均不得飛駛入距閃電或雷雨 25 英里的範圍之內,以維安全,而該型戰機承商同時亦與國防部 F-35聯合專案辦公室共同研議修正計畫。

 

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