Is the F-35 flawed?
Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet remains marred by more than 800 unresolved software and hardware deficiencies of varying severity that could undercut readiness, missions or maintenance, according to updated statistics released Tuesday by the Pentagon’s testing office and Congress’s watchdog agency.
How many F-35 has been crashed?
The F-35 has had seven “Class A” incidents overall, incidents involving aircrew deaths or injuries or aircraft damage amounting to $2 million or total aircraft loss. Non-crash Class As have included accidental fires and bird strikes.
Why the F-35 is a bad plane?
The last major reason the F-35 has seen so much criticism is that it was the first jet developed in the social media age. The paradigm shift, cost, and early problems, coupled with concurrency, led to an explosion of negative social media that grew into mainstream media coverage.
Are there any problems with the F-35?
The Pentagon’s operational testing office reports that as of 2018, the F-35 program still has not fixed cyber vulnerabilities found in past years.
Why does the night vision on the F-35 not work?
The F-35 relies on a key piece of software for maintenance, but that system isn’t working the way it should. During low-light conditions, the F-35’s night vision camera display starts showing wonky horizontal lines across the screen that obstruct the pilot’s view of the horizon.
When is the Navy going to deploy the F-35?
The Navy plans to deploy its F-35C carrier-based jets in 2019—but less than one out of six were fully mission capable last year. The F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has weathered years of controversy over cost overruns, delays and performance trade-offs.
What was the original name of the F-35?
The F-35 originated from what was originally known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, a multi-national development effort between the United States, the UK, and multiple other partner nations.