Monday, April 01, 2019

F-35 News. Did the Aviationist reveal that we have a power I didn't realize?

via The Aviationist Blog.
Israel has unveiled their previously classified F-35F Nebekh Joint Social Media Fighter (JSMF). The new rear seat position in the two-seat F-35F Nebekh is occupied by the SMO or Social Media Officer. The modification is in response to threats to the F-35 in the social media space. Gen Hadir Uffani of the IDF told reporters, The F-35’s primary threats exist in the social media space, so we have made a special variant of the Joint Strike Fighter to counter this threat in real-time.”

The SMO suite consists of integrated sensor fusion that monitors Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat for flamers leveling criticism against the Joint Strike Fighter program. When critical social media posts from internet know-it-alls and trolls are detected, the system can respond in real-time by assigning a massive arsenal of cat memes to interdict the threat. The cat memes are stored in a special, low-observable internal hard drive in the aircraft’s stealthy weapons’ bay.
Story here along with a great pic of a mythical two seat F-35. 


This is obviously a tongue in cheek, April Fool's Day story but behind the humor could there be a truth that I didn't realize?

Is social media actually powerful enough to concern the pro F-35 forces? 

I always thought we were spitting in the wind but this "joke" has a certain flavor to it that betrays their thinking.

We're in the fight.

We might not be winning but we are worrying them!  The Aviationist is NOT a favorite.  I think the dude gets stuff thrown his way and I believe that he's in the back pocket of Lockheed Martin.

That's my opinion and its worth absolutely nothing.  It matters even less.  But what does matter is that this post indicates that we are making a difference. The fight continues.  We can still bring a bit of sanity back to procurement.

It's an April Fool's Day joke but it makes my heart sing.

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