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Old 30th Jul 2016, 22:54
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sussex
Age: 61
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It would be nice to know the real truth about the F35.
It is reported that the F35B needs a number of different assets to let it achieve mission goals, although the software it runs on 2B is stable. We are also told that F35As running 3i software need to reboot their software every a number of hours, implicitly the 3I software has the same functionality as the 2B of the USMC's F35Bs, so do they need all the support assets? There seems to be two stories from the Pentagon, one there are problems, the other we are ready to deploy anywhere against any foe.
I am sure that a reasonable man would say the truth is somewhere between the two extremes, it would be interesting to know where it is though...
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