The reality is almost always somewhere in the middle. They almost certainly have at least a couple aircraft that are non flyable. Cann birds are a
fact of life, and you'll find them everywhere. So are pilots leaving the military for airline careers.
Currently the code is US only. It has to be upgraded by US tech reps, but mission specific software can be uploaded by whoever operates the aircraft.
They just can't alter the base code. That will change eventually.
edit on 2/7/2020 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
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