More Money, More Problems: F-35 Software Overwhelmed With False Alarms

New problems – namely, false alarms from overly sensitive threat-detecting sensors – have arisen with the beleaguered F-35 aircraft, so far the most expensive, and problem-ridden, piece of military equipment in US history.

The sensors on the fighter that are supposed to detect threats — like incoming missiles — often don’t know what they’re detecting and are returning a high rate of false alarms, Breaking Defense reports. In addition, it is proving difficult to integrate the “threat” data into the fighter’s onboard software. Continue reading