via Defense News.
At the center of the debate is the Autonomics Logistics and Information System (ALIS), an internal diagnostic system that tracks the health of each part of each plane worldwide. ALIS is no stranger to controversy, with top program officials identifying it as the last hurdle to declaring the US Air Force jets operational on time this year.This takes a single point of failure meme to a whole new level.
Now a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identifies a new ALIS-related concern — that if a single ALIS server were to go down, whether from loss of electricity or sabotage, it could cripple the entire F-35 fleet.
"Users are concerned that ALIS’ current design results in all F-35 data produced across the fleet to be routed up to the Central Point of Entry and then to the Autonomic Logistics Operating Unit, with no backup system or redundancy,” according to the April GAO report. “If either of these fail, it could take the entire F-35 fleet offline.”
Can you imagine? A USMC company is in heavy contact and they're calling for immediate close air and they get the call back that help IS NOT on the way because the system is offline?
Just plain wow.
Of course the Program Office is denying this, but what do you expect? Amos told us the game plan. This plane is die in the ditch worthy. So if that's what they said 2 years ago do you think that they wouldn't lie about every deficiency...no matter what the consequences for our Marines/Soldiers?