32

"Lockheed Martin Will Replace F-35's Faulty Computer System With Cloud-Based Programs"

WAT

So apparently those jets have such a fucked software that the recommended workaround is to use them offline and only reconnect them once every 30 days to keep the system running. It's so bad that two air force bases went back to an older system and the Israeli air force also replaced it for their own F-35 jets.

And somehow those stable geniuses think the correct solution is to make everything more network-dependent and apparently already put Kubernetes on a different line of jets.

I just can't stop laughing.

Comments
  • 8
    I want to be dead
  • 1
    Source?
  • 0
    Skynet/Genesis/Legion anyone? Lol
  • 21
    What’s the latency between a jet fighter at 18.000 feets somewhere in Africa and nearest DOD approved data center ? Hmmmm.

    Pilot : Fuck there is a MIG behind me, evasive manouvers ! *Clicks evasive pattern 1-0-4
    System : Please wait, we are uploading your data…
    System 2 seconds later : Connexion error, try reconnecting
    MIG : Missile out
    System : Inbound missile detected ! Calculating counter measures
    System : Estimated impact in 10 seconds. Estimated calculations : 12 seconds.
  • 9
    source or i remotely fly an F-35 into your house
  • 13
    @Parzi Good luck with making it fly first !
  • 8
    AFAIK, the whole thing does not revolve around the actual avionics, but around the predictive maintenance software. It was supposed to make maintenance easier and reduce unplanned downtimes, but was so bad that the result was the opposite.

    On top of that, the software phoned home so much that a number of countries threatened not to buy the F-35 because Lockheed and by proxy the US government could easily see from the data how many of the aircraft were ready for fighting.
  • 11
    @Fast-Nop It's just "Harmless usage data collection for better user experiance"
  • 11
    @NoToJavaScript Yeah that trendy shit. It's much better to do it like Germany where everyone knows from the newspapers that no part of the German military is actually ready for combat.
  • 1
    @NoToJavaScript great user name btw
  • 2
    @FrodoSwaggins Surprised it was avalible. (Nothing again TypeScript tho)
  • 1
    Nanomachines in the clouds spying on us I knew it.
  • 2
    @Fast-Nop I forget, you are in Germany yes?
  • 2
  • 9
    Hope it doesn't end up like that naval destroyer McCain which used touch screens for steering.

    Good lord. 'Military grade' anything always comes from the lowest bidder.
  • 1
    @FrodoSwaggins At this rate you might as well soon be. All it takes is a forced update-and-reboot in the middle o
  • 0
    Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) was designed to underpin the F-35 fleet's daily operations, ranging from mission planning and flight scheduling to repairs and scheduled maintenance, as well as the tracking and ordering of parts.

    https://businessinsider.com/lockhee...
  • 0
    The new tactic amoung the military is connectivity. So each individual jet gets threat and intelligence from collective. It's not on open internet, it's on the military internet or cloud that apparently azure won the 10b contract to build better. Also much of the f35 advanced capabilities is through software. We can turn off much of that capability turning it from a 5th gen to 3rd gen fighter by simply sending the jet a code. It's built in to be able to keep those we sell the jet to not to get too out of line.
Add Comment