F-35 Declared Combat Ready

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  1. Pathfinder

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    F-35 fighters combat ready, Air Force says

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    The U.S. Air Force says the most expensive weapons system in its history is ready for combat.

    The service said Tuesday that its version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35A Lightning, has reached IOC (Initial Operating Capability), meaning that it is developed enough and has passed the proper tests to be flown on combat missions.
    "I am proud to announce this powerful new weapons system has achieved initial combat capability," Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, said. "The F-35A will be the most dominant aircraft in our inventory because it can go where our legacy aircraft cannot and provide the capabilities our commanders need on the modern battlefield."

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/polit...5-combat-ready0628PMStoryLink&linkId=27207050
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    So what's next on the list of things people are going to complain about?

    The paint job?
     
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    F-35 Hacked!

    http://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/01/14/news/hacker_russi_aeronautica-155988414/

    Italian guys said, that servers of flight control for F-35 were hacked.

    So, do you really think, that F-35 is really "ready" if Russian hackers can change it's MDF (mission data files)?
    And yes, Italians can't make MDF by themselves. In "normal" situation - Yanks will make MDF, in "not so normal" - Russian hackers.
    http://www.analisidifesa.it/2016/08/litalia-e-lf-35-confermata-la-sovranita-limitata/
     
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