ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System), the software that controls the F-35’s maintenance, parts, and mission planning, is the heart and soul of the F-35 as we’ve been told repeatedly. Of course, it’s also been a monumental failure so far. An anonymous commenter alerted me to this latest bit about the system. Thanks for the heads up!
“And now, in a surprising twist, General Bogdan is saying ALIS is not really critical after all, insisting the F-35 can fly without it for 30 days.” (1)
Follow the link below and go read the article. It’s short but packed with goodies. There’s nothing I can add that the article doesn’t already cover quite nicely. Check it out.
(1)Project On Government Oversight, “F-35 Chief: Critical Logistics Software Not Really That Critical”, Dan Grazier,