Skip to comments.F-35 begins flying Block 1 software
Posted on 11/15/2010 6:44:33 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
ThThe fundamental building block for all future avionics software on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has entered flight testing on an F-35 test jet. BF-04 lifts off on its 24th flight on November 6 2010. Pilot was Lt Col Matt Taylor. block 1, the first of three principal software-development blocks for the F-35s mission systems, made its inaugural flight on Nov. 5 in the F-35B short takeoff/ vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft known as BF-4. The functional check flight from Naval Air Station Patuxent River lasted 1.5 hours, and all planned test points were accomplished.
Getting this software up and flying in an F-35 is a big step in the process of validating our avionics system and ensuring that it operates in a way that gives our warfighters a clear advantage over any adversary, said Larry Lawson, Lockheed Martin F-35 program general manager. The flight went as planned, and we look forward to expanded mission systems testing in the coming months
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Lockheed has estimated Block 1.0 accounts for 80% of the total software code, suggesting about 9 million lines of code are written so far. The F-22, by contrast, requires only 2.2 million lines of code.
Lockheed has admitted to 8 million lines of code
Why so many lines of code? Are they using Bangalore code-writers?
I have no idea. That part is classified