SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids and northern Indiana issues a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien, Cass, St. Joe, and Branch counties until 10 PM.  Damaging wind gusts of 60 mph or greater are the primary concern.  Large hail of 1" in diameter or larger is a close second.  We'll be tracking storm development with Live Doppler Radar throughout your afternoon and evening.  Storm motion is easterly at 30 to 50 mph.  Stay with wwmt.com for the latest weather information!

Breaking Weather Map #1
Breaking Weather Map #2
Breaking Weather Map #3
Breaking Weather Map #4

Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly

Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Military gives new fighter limited OK to fly story image

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Navy and Air Force have approved a limited return to flight for their new-generation F-35 fighter jet, keeping alive the possibility that it could make an appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow in England this week.

The Pentagon said Tuesday that Navy and Air Force officials on Monday approved the flight resumption but imposed restrictions that will remain in effect until the root cause of a June 23 engine fire is identified and corrected. The entire fleet of nearly 100 planes was grounded after the fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

The F-35 is the Pentagon's most expensive aircraft program, costing an estimated $400 billion.

Three variants of the aircraft are being developed and built, one each for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

U.S. | World News

advertisement
Washington Times
advertisement