Project FoX Brings Tablet-Based Apps To F-35 Stealth Fighter Cockpits
The new initiative envisages an air combat 'app store' that has software for all types of uses that can run on a tablet in the cockpit.
Hard to imagine anything more surreal than this.
They spent a big pile of money for the touchscreens built in, for the head mounted display, and now they have to hang onto the pilot a third item in his lap , a real true head down tablet ?
It is an admission of the complete failure to design properly the aircraft software system. Easier to make an android app , than to modify and integrate new functions into the software of the helmet or any other built in system of the F-35.
What will be the next, a smart watch to control the life support systems, or an iphone to provide advanced communication capabilities ?