Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Again with regard to the F-35 Lightning warplane. ALIS!
Discussion of same all the rage it seems. And the election of Donald Trump has made it even more so.
Here thanks to Strategy Page an item I was not aware of. An integral aspect of the entire F-35 program a logistical system called ALIS.
"Warplanes: No Love For Old F-16s"
"ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System)"
AND AS NOT FAVORED BY SOME! NATIONS OF THE WORLD THEIR AIR FORCES EXPECTING TO STANDARDIZE ON THE F-35 FINDING FAULT WITH THE SYSTEM!
"While testing the network security on ALIS actual and potential vulnerability to hackers was revealed as a major weakness. Fixing it is difficult because so many suppliers are involved and the demands of foreign users has made the task even more difficult."
"ALIS is more than just a convenient way to order spare parts and other F-35 maintenance supplies. It also contains analysis capabilities that predict the health of individual F-35s, based on what they have been doing. If an enemy can break into ALIS, they know what the F-35 fleet . . . has been doing and what is being planned"
ALIS not so necessarily NEW. Versions exist and have existed for commercial aircraft for some time. That Malaysian airliner lost recently and never found continued to send pings from the engines for hours after disappearing from radar screens. The engines still active and sending data via satellite to Boeing for maintenance evaluation.