Software Still Considered The Top F-35 Risk

By Amy Butler
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
February 03, 2014

“There is an awful lot of software on this program. It scares the heck out of me.”

That was U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan's candid reaction to the F-35's dependence on yet-to-be-delivered software before he assumed the top spot overseeing the $390 billion program in December 2012. At that time, he was serving as the program's deputy and was just getting his head around the massive software effort behind various capability releases that would underpin the operational readiness of the three F-35 variants.

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