Add a weapon that is not only about problems that dogs Lockheed Martin Corp. $428 billion F-35 can shoot the program, including more than 800 software defects. The gun 25 mm models of Air Force of the Joint Strike Fighter “unacceptable” Accuracy has ground targets in hitting and is mounted in the housing such that the test office cracked Pentagon said in its latest assessment of the system ‘most expensive weapon in the United States. The annual assessment of Robert Behler, the Ministry of Defense Director of monitoring and evaluation has revealed no new serious mistake in the flying skills plan. But the flags of a long series of questions, he said that his office should be resolved – including 13 classified as category 1 elements “must-fix”, the security or the fight impaired – before the F-35 pending $22 billion four phases block. The number of software defects was 873 as of November, according to the report obtained by Bloomberg News before its release as early as Friday. This is down from 917 in September 2018, when the beam is joined in the intense battle testing before full production is required, of which 15 category 1 articles. What should have been a year of testing, another year will be extended until at least October. “Although the Program Office is working to remedy defects, the new discoveries are still ongoing, that only a slight decrease in the total number” to get out and “many bedeutende, ‘diejenigen address so the evaluation. Cyber vulnerabilities Moreover, he said the Office of Cyber test ‘weaknesses’ that were identified in previous unresolved relationships. the report also cited problems of reliability, availability and maintenance of aircraft systems. the judgment does not deal with the results that arise in the current round of combat test, the 64 exercises in a high-fidelity simulator designed to replicate the hardest Russian, Chinese, North Korean and Iranian air defenses. continue despite incomplete evidence and errors unresolved for Congress accelerate F-35 purchases, adding 11 to the Pentagon’s request in 2016 and 2017, 20 in 2018, 15 last year and 20 this year. the F-35 continues to win n ew international clients such as Poland and Singapore. Japan is the largest foreign customer, followed by Australia and the United Kingdom by the end of September 490 F-35 had been delivered and you need extensive retrofitting. The Examination Office said that the plans were equipped with six different versions of the software will be with another on the way by the time the approximately 1,000 aircraft in the hands of US and foreign military. A spokesman for the office of the F-35 program, the Pentagon had no immediate comment on the report of the inspection body. Brett Ashworth, spokeswoman for Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed said that “although we have not seen the report, the F-35 continues to mature and is the most lethal fighters, survivable and affiliates around the world.” He said, “bigger Reliability continues to improve the average of the world fleet, 65% of the mission capable rates and operating unit is performed consistently close to 75%.” The test Mattis However, the inspection said “no significant “F-35 of the US fleet” is able to achieve and maintain “a target commissioned in September 2019, by the then Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: that the plane 80% to be able to time required to perform at least one type of combat. The target rate is known as “Mission Capable ‘.” However, the individual units were the target of 80% for a short period during the actions taken to achieve, “the report said. All aircraft models were” the far “behind the ambitious goal of” mission full capacity. “the model Air Force F-35 took on its full mission capable, the günstigstenen price, while the rate of fleet” of a particular suffered badly, “he said the testing office. the Marine Corps version was “more or less in the middle” between the other two. the Air Force and Navy versions are still have cracks in components, according to the report, said: Gun boredom three F -35 models are “the effect on the F-35 life and the need for additional testing requirements to determine.” all equipped with 25mm cannons. the Navy and Marine versions are installed on the outside and have the acceptable accuracy. But the model Air Force of the gun is mounted in the plane, el ‘Test Office “maintains accuracy, is installed in an unacceptable way” because of “deformity” in the gun mount that does not meet specifications. The brackets are also to limit cracks, forcing the use of Air Force weapon. The Program Office has “with his gun changes installation progress” to improve accuracy, but have not yet been tested, according to the report.
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