Why Everyone Is Arguing Over Who Broke the F-35's Computers
An expensive mistake...
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March 7, 2020 - by Sebastien Roblin by nationalinterest.org
Washington is livid. The trillion-dollar F-35 stealth fighter has computer problems but no one wants to take the blame.
The U.S. military sees the Lockheed F-35 Lightning as representing a new paradigm of air warfare.
The new tactical jet fighter controversially trades in some of the raw agility of preceding fourth-generation jet fighters in favor of capabilities emphasizing stealth, and reliance upon networked computers and powerful long-range sensors and missiles.
In a keynote address earlier this year, former Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson described ALIS as "a proprietary system so frustrating to use, maintainers said they were wasting 10-15 hours a week fighting with it . . . and looking for ways to bypass it to try to make F-35s mission capable."
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