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JSF Fuel Tests Rev Up: Lockheed Martin has begun testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s fuel system components, recently completing a “leak-free” fuel system checkout. Engineers and testers finished an extensive fuel system checkout on the first JSF and started a series of structural tests March 24. Company officials say that fuel leaks are typical for high performance fighter aircraft and believe the recent tests provide an “early indication the F-35 is a solid design.”