F-35’s flawed software – Pentagon calls in universities

The Pentagon has tapped the software expertise of three top United States universities to assess what still must be done to fix balky software on Lockheed Martin Corp’s F-35, the costliest US weapons system, writes Tony Capaccio for BNN Bloomberg News.

An independent technical assessment is being executed by software subject matter experts from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, according to F-35 programme spokeswoman Laura Seal.

The F-35 is a flying computer. Each of the fighter jets made by Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed will have more than eight million lines of code, more than any previous US or allied fighter, and software flaws have bedevilled the US$398 billion programme.
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