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Lockheed Martin apparently couldn't be bothered to write in code to connect the JSF's trigger to its gun. Air Force officials say that Lockheed Martin is telling them that it's going to take another four full years -- until 2019 -- to integrate the seemingly simple code into its web.
In other words, it would seem that by digitizing what was once a simple mechanical function, it appears that Lockheed Martin has warped simple machine gun trigger pulling into a decade-and-a-half development process.
But the failure grows even more bizarre, when you consider that Lockheed has working code for a nearly identical machine gun in use in other planes designed. That's right -- if the report is to be believed -- Lockheed Martin reportedly is claiming to needs more than 15+ years of coding to port the logic to fire a fixed machine gun cannon with one less barrel and a slightly different firing rate.
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originally posted by: StratosFear
There is more to the story than what is being said, are we suppose to believe the gun wasn't tested during the testing phase?
The guy in the article is claiming that the USAF wants the A-10 replaced but from what Ive been told and read the AF wants the Hog around for awhile longer. Dogs and ponies playing in smoke with mirrors, its more likely that some classified stuff isn't working right. You know that's what they get for not doing the right thing and stuffing in a Vulcan cannon from the beginning.
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Sep 30, 2014 - The first of Australia's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters has made its inaugural flight in the US where manufacturer Lockheed Martin's chief test pilot ...