F-35 Joint Strike Fighter benefits from modern software testing, quality assurance

The Lockheed Martin F‐35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is a novel aircraft for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is its software. The fifth generation fighter jet reportedly comprises more than 10 million lines of software code, segmented into blocks and largely written in C and C++; yet, it also uses software code in the Ada computer programming language from the Lockheed Martin/Boeing F‐22 Raptor military fighter aircraft. The F‐35 Lightning II, among the most complex military platforms to date, has suffered some production and deployment setbacks due the sheer volume of software code employed. Yet, aerospace and defense technology firms are working hard to remedy the situation.

Source: Military & Aerospace

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