The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is one of the most software intensive mission systems ever built that allows it to take in, process and display a host of information to its pilot.
It’s given critics a reason to blast the aircraft as a flying computer instead of just an aircraft, giving the pilot more unnecessary tasks if he or she were in battle.
But because of its state-of-the-art design, how a pilot uses, for example, its data communications network is surprisingly simple, an F-35 pilot recently told Military.com
“Operating between the systems is really easy. I don’t have engineers’ understanding of the systems, I couldn’t tell you how to design them, but I can tell you…