Reuters: "U.S. General Confident F-35 Logistics System Will Work Overseas"

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  1. "The computerized logistics system that controls the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet still needs work, but it will be able to support three F-35s on their first overseas trip for two UK air shows this summer, a top Pentagon official said.

    U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Robert Schmidle, deputy director of the Pentagon's Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, said he was "very confident" the F-35 logistics system would work when the new U.S. warplane makes its international debut in July."

    U.S. general confident F-35 logistics system will work overseas | Reuters
  2. I always get suspicious when senior officers say they are confident something will work, makes me more confident that it won't!
  3. I get concerned that they're concerned they won't be able to supply spare parts :)
  4. Same here, particularly when it seems to depend on an almost permanent data-link. I suspect that the afloat support stock will still be provisioned by traditional means.
  5. Wil it be another chinook fiasco?

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