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American fighter fifth generation F-35 Lightning II in comparison with the Russian su-57 is more “digital” than like “iPhone”, writes in “Izvestia” military expert Andrey Frolov.
In his opinion, the F-35 Lightning II is “a sort of “iPhone”, which at any moment might be useless toy, if you don’t have a constant connection to Apple Store and regular updates”. “The manufacturer may at any time to lock the software. Possibilities of the su-57 is classified, but I think he’s not so “digital” like the F-35,” — said the expert.
In July, Defense One wrote that about 30 units of F-35 Lightning II, was originally intended for Turkey, you can offer existing or potential customers. The United States refused to convey Ankara these aircraft due to the acquisition of a Republic of the Russian complexes With-400.
In June 2018, it was reported that the United States may provide Turkey with the F-35 Lightning II with the reduced system ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System).
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