Cybaru wrote:Following that report here is another one for F-35. It gives uptime during IOC and development phases. Looks pretty dismal from the report. I am sure some will need to justify those numbers, but really this is to show that shiny new platforms go through ups and downs everywhere. The complexity is testing is just gynormous. The number of tests, the myriad subsystems and the teams required to undergo and test each one is just mind boggling.
http://aviationweek.com/site-files/avia ... Report.pdf
"Block 3F developmental flight testing began in March 2015, 11 months later than the date planned by the program after restructuring in 2012, as reflected in the IMS. Progress has been limited (fl ight testing has accomplished approximately 12 percent of the Block 3F baseline test points as of the end of November) as the program focused on closing out Block 3i testing and providing a software version suitable to support plans for the Air Force to declare IOC in August 2016.
• The current schedule to complete System Development and Demonstration (SDD) and enter IOT&E by August 2017 is unrealistic.
- Full Block 3F mission systems development and testing cannot be completed by May 2017, the date refl ected in the most recent Program Offi ce schedule, which is seven months later than the date planned after the 2012 restructure of the program. Although the program has recently acknowledged some schedule pressure and began referencing July 31, 2017, as the end of SDD fl ight test, that date is unrealistic as well. Instead, the program will likely not fi nish Block 3F development and fl ight testing prior to January 2018, an estimate based on the following