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Bloomberg: F-35’s List of Flaws Includes a Gun That Can’t Shoot Straight
If you are tired of the Senate impeachment trial, then there is always a distraction...
"(Bloomberg) -- Add a gun that can’t shoot straight to the problems that dog Lockheed Martin Corp.’s $428 billion F-35 program, including more than 800 software flaws. The 25mm gun on Air Force models of the Joint Strike Fighter has “unacceptable” accuracy in hitting ground targets and is mounted in housing that’s cracking, the Pentagon’s test office said in its latest assessment of the costliest U.S. weapons system.
"The annual assessment by Robert Behler, the Defense Department’s director of operational test and evaluation, doesn’t disclose any major new failings in the plane’s flying capabilities. But it flags a long list of issues that his office said should be resolved -- including 13 described as Category 1 “must-fix” items that affect safety or combat capability -- before the F-35’s upcoming $22 billion Block 4 phase."
I know we have been talking about the F-35 on this website perhaps for 10 years or more, but I was too lazy to dig out all of Dutch's prior posts on the F-35. For those so interested in the gruesome details, you can read the full article at the above link.