Apr 16, 2015

Problems plaguing F-35's maintenance system could lead to more delays in development

The F-35's highly touted, next-generation software system designed to detail maintenance issues on the jet is plagued with problems that could lead to more delays with the jet's development.
The F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System is a program that a maintainer plugs into the jet, and it is expected to outline what is wrong and what is working, and to streamline the process of identifying replacement parts. It has been a touted as a game-changing technology to simplify the maintenance process for the new jet.
But maintainers said 80 percent of issues identified by ALIS are "false positives."
The problems affect Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy variants of the jet.
The system is not meeting requirements for service members operating the jets.

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