US military temporarily grounds entire fleet of F-35 fighter jets
The decision was taken in the wake of a crash of aircraft in South Carolina last month.
According to details, inspections are to be carried out on faulty fuel tubes.
In a statement, the F-35 Joint Program Office said the US and its international partners had suspended flight operations while a fleet-wide inspection of fuel tubes was conducted.
The F-35 is the largest and most expensive weapons programme of its type in the world and US government's accountability office estimates all costs associated with the project will amount to one trillion dollars.