Pentagon and Lockheed Martin fight for access to F-35 data


The US Department of Defense is fighting for access to FRACAS data from a fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter armed with the United States Army. This is the name of the reporting system, which reflects information regarding malfunctions of various components of the aircraft, their analysis and corrective actions.


The fighter manufacturer, the American firm Lokheed Martin, refuses to provide the Pentagon with this data, defining it as commercial information.

This publication Jane's said a former employee of the program, whose task is to manage the creation of F-35 fighters on behalf of the US Department of Defense.

The US military needs FRACAS data in order to know which components of the aircraft will not last 10 thousand hours declared by the manufacturer in the project documentation, but only five thousand hours. In particular, this applies to radars. In addition, they are interested in the behavior during operation of a number of parts of the fighter, the repair of which takes a lot of time.

Lockheed Martin considers all this information intellectual property of the manufacturer. The Pentagon disagrees with this view, arguing that trade secrets only apply to aircraft construction.
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  1. g1washntwn 13 March 2020 12: 59 New
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    Gentlemen are supposed to take a word. Well, or as a last resort, let them swear a tooth at what ridiculous undemocratic and anti-American suspicions are. American is the best in the world ... same.
    1. Honest Citizen 13 March 2020 13: 05 New
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      Well, or as a last resort, let them swear a tooth,

      It was already from the Georgian diplomat: "I swear by Mom!"
      Well, from our Dimarik Rogozin: "I give a tooth that 2018 will be launched from the East."
      So copyright is patented laughing
      Let them invent their own, you don’t use someone else’s! wassat
    2. rocket757 13 March 2020 13: 05 New
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      What gentlemen in Papuan s with tf-u, in striped?
    3. kenig1 13 March 2020 13: 25 New
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      As in a joke: I go to a club, and there they play cards in a point. At first, that card did not go.
      And then one says, "I have a point," and I show him, show him, and he
      "Gentlemen believe the word"
      And here I have a map as it flooded ....
    4. Aaron Zawi 13 March 2020 14: 47 New
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      I really do not understand anything in this system.
      1. dauria 13 March 2020 15: 11 New
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        I really do not understand anything in this system.


        Democracy, sir. A firm (or person) can sue the state. And even win if the pieces of paper are correctly composed. Savages, what to take from them.
        In general, with the advent of programmable components and the phrase "The company reserves the right to make changes without notice," we all buy cats in a bag. Programs are locked up, their standards are a trade secret. Who and how will change, where he makes a mistake - no one has the right to know. Interesting parsley.
  2. Honest Citizen 13 March 2020 13: 00 New
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    The US military needs FRACAS data in order to know which components of the aircraft will not last 10 thousand hours, declared by the manufacturer in the design documentation, but only five thousand hours.

    At this time, the Chinese worker, who was busy assembling the plane, chuckles softly, because as soon as he knows what kind of “pig” and in what detail he planted this plane ... wassat
    1. Zhelezyakin 13 March 2020 13: 02 New
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      Rather, he also does not know ...
  3. lucul 13 March 2020 13: 01 New
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    The US Department of Defense is fighting for access to FRACAS data from a fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter armed with the United States Army. This is the name of the reporting system, which reflects information regarding malfunctions of various components of the aircraft, their analysis and corrective actions.

    Is there anti-Semitism? ))))
    1. g1washntwn 13 March 2020 13: 15 New
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      On "I" electronics and software have long been kosher. But so that for their own Air Force to suspect a twisted speedometer ... ETOGES heresy!
  4. rocket757 13 March 2020 13: 03 New
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    Lockheed Martin considers all this information intellectual property of the manufacturer. The Pentagon disagrees with this view, arguing that trade secrets only apply to aircraft construction.

    Butt beautifully! We bet who will win ???
    1. cniza 13 March 2020 13: 06 New
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      In my opinion, stupidity will prevail in this case ...
      Greetings! hi
      1. rocket757 13 March 2020 13: 11 New
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        Hi soldier
        Their special services know how to twist / clamp Faberge, anyone!
        There, in the Pentagon there are no suitable specialists ??? Call Lieutenant Kelly from there, let him kill the lochids-martins, he’ll shorten them ... they’ll immediately become more accommodating!
  5. Tank jacket 13 March 2020 13: 17 New
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    Campaign Chinese microcircuit because of the coronavirus ...
  6. rotmistr60 13 March 2020 13: 41 New
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    Lokheed Martin, refuses to provide the Pentagon with this data, defining it as commercial information.
    Fuck, they have commercial information is superior to defense. It turns out that the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing, and the head is completely disconnected from this.
  7. grandfather_Kostya 13 March 2020 13: 49 New
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    The fighter manufacturer, the American firm Lokheed Martin, refuses to provide the Pentagon with this data, defining it as commercial information.

    The very meaning of the word commercial is for sale. Is not it so?
  8. Lord of the Sith 13 March 2020 13: 54 New
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    The Lokhids completely surpasses the borzometer))
    And what, the Pentagon can not put them in the knee-elbow position?
  9. Avior 13 March 2020 14: 39 New
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    The situation is simple
    If it was written in the contract to transmit such information, Lockheed will press.
    If not, the Pentagon will have to pay denyushek for access.
    1. sledak 13 March 2020 20: 23 New
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      That is, if as a result of the failure of any part, assembly or unit before the end of its operational life (for example, at 5000 flight hours, and not at 10000 as Lockhead guaranteed), the aircraft will lose survivability and / or will be shot down in battle and the pilot will die, then What would the Pentagon know about this and would have to roll a coin? It's funny, but let them have it.
  10. pexotinec 13 March 2020 15: 54 New
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    Something is not all smooth in the mirror-looking kingdom of Lockheed. It turns out some kind of souvenir plane. And how many odes of praise were sung to him.