The US military says it has grounded its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet following a fire on board one of the multi-million-dollar jets.
Directives ordering the suspension of all flights were issued after the fire at Eglin air force base in Florida.
The Pentagon said officials had not been able to pinpoint the cause of the fire, which occurred as a pilot was preparing for takeoff. The pilot was not injured.
Indonesia's Sukhoi Su-30 'Flanker'
Australia's F-35 Lightning II
If one compares both planes, which are said to be the most advanced fighter planes available, the Sukhoi is already operational and by all count already superior to the distant future F-35. Further more, the Sukhoi is also being improved and by the time the F-35 is operational, the Sukhoi will have outclassed itself and of course the F-35 in all areas.