The Pentagon grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters on Thursday, as a result of the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history.
"The aircraft mishap board is continuing its work and the US Marine Corps will provide additional information when it becomes available". "Inspections are expected to be completed within the next 24 to 48 hours", Military.com reported.
Britain's current fleet of 15 F-35fighter jets that arrived in the country in June, is being examined to determine if last month's mishap with a US Marine Corps F-35B in SC was caused by a faulty fuel tube. In May, Israeli officials confirmed that the country's F-35 "Adir" had conducted two airstrikes somewhere in the Middle East.
The jet was based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and on a routine training missing at the time.
Military officials said the inspections ordered this week are to help prevent any future incidents.
The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 US -owned jets, as well as almost 100 that belong to other nations including Britain.
But the MOD said F-35 flight trials from the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, were continuing and the programme remained on schedule to provide United Kingdom armed forces with "a game-changing capability".
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"During this mission the F-35B conducted an air strike in support of ground clearance operations, and the strike was deemed successful by the ground force commander", said a Marine Corps statement confirming the strike.
The Royal Navy has told Sky News that one of the F-35s onboard the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been checked and is flying again.
The US Marine Corp led the way with a flight ban on all of its F-35s after one suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed in SC in September 28 - the pilot ejected safely, but the remains of the broken fuselage had to be picked out of boggy marshlands near Beaufort.
"This is being done as a precaution in order for all aircraft to go through a mandatory inspection that the Joint Program Office has asked us to complete", Harrison added.
Initial data from the ongoing investigation into the September 28 crash indicates a fuel tube may have been faulty.
The F-35B is the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the aircraft.
The Israeli warplanes, purchased from the USA, are a different model than the American one that crashed.
Other nations that have signed contracts to join the F-35 program include the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Norway, according to the Pentagon.