posted on Sep, 16 2015 @ 03:00 PM
a reply to: Maxatoria
I'm not so sure. The 787 software was ready on first purchase. A civilian air carrier would never book a passenger until it was assured all the code
had been vetted and tested. I know you'll all go quote the articles about the power glitches now....but the truth is a lot of this can be done in
simulator, the software doesn't need brick and mortal test results to operate properly. In fact the software doesn't even know if it's flying a sim or
the real thing.
They can throw far more combat and non-combat situation at the sim than a single F-35 will ever see in its lifetime to properly flush out bugs in the
software. How backwards would it be if they needed to fly the thing every time just to check if it worked.
What I'm saying is that is the software development team that is holding back this project. The aero engineers did a damn fine job creating a
transforming bird, its the other half of the team thats slacking. Could you imagine if AA was told by BA, here is the aircraft you ordered and paid
for, go a head fill it with people, but you won't be able to land in a crosswind until we release the block 3 software in 4 years.
This is essentially what the DoD has been told.