F-35 testers recommend fielding logistics software update

F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force Sustainability Test & Evaluation lead Dave Madera, center, and tester Warren Medlock, left, pose with Lockheed Martin Corp. developers Grace Hwang, second from left, Mike Gibson, second from right, and John Jachimowicz, right, behind a state-of-the-art ODIN Base Kit at the F-35 ITF facility at NAS Patuxent River in August 2020.

F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) Supportability Test & Evaluation (ST&E) testers have evaluated the most recent software upgrades for the fifth generation fighter’s logistics information system, and have recommended its fielding to the F-35 Lightning II fleet.

This recommendation lays the foundation for deploying this software update to the fleet beginning this summer. Updates will continue through the year as site and ship operational schedules allow.