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F-35’s Buggy Software Prompts Pentagon to Call in Universities

  • Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech providing advice
  • F-35 program office to give status assessment by Feb. 28
An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.
An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.Source: U.S. Air Force

The Pentagon has tapped the software expertise of three top U.S. universities to assess what still must be done to fix balky software on Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons system.

An independent technical assessment is being executed by software subject matter experts from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, according to F-35 program spokeswoman Laura Seal.