New F-35 lawsuit raises software quality questions


The lawsuit above is at least the third False Claims Act lawsuit filed against Lockheed Martin by Houston-based lawyer Samuel Boyd. The previous two involve the Deepwater and F-22 programs. Lockheed, for its part, says it will “vigorously defend this matter in court”.

Read the news article about the lawsuit on

As far as I know, this is the first accusation in public about the quality of the F-35′s software, which has actually been praised by top program officials as an area of high achievement.


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6 Responses to New F-35 lawsuit raises software quality questions

  1. johnny 17 July, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    Not surprised considering the F-35 comes from the company that is currently facing a lawsuit for about lying about defective F-22 product. More reason to buy limited quantities of both aircraft, and bulk up on legacy aircraft to back these airframes up.

  2. SMSgt Mac 18 July, 2009 at 4:48 am #

    Three people you never p*** off:
    1. Your Cook
    2. The person who sleeps with you
    3. Your SPM

    It will be interesting to see this one play out. What did this Boyd guy do? Take out an ad in the LM newsletter?

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