IMRA: Dr. Aaron Lerner February 10, 2016 

 

Weekly Commentary: Addressing the ALIS Elephant in the Room and UNSCR Fear

Dr. Aaron Lerner February 10, 2016.

Let’s talk about two critical issues that Israel can ill afford to ignore:

1. The United States will have the ability to literally ground the entire Israeli F-35 fleet.

All F-35 aircraft operating across the world will have to update their mission data files and their Autonomic Logistic Information System (ALIS)
profiles before and after every sortie.

And they will do this by communicating with a computer located in the United States.

The Americans are certainly smart enough to figure out ways to manipulate this arrangement in order to ground Israeli F-35’s if the U.S. considers
such action as serving vital American interests.

How serious is this problem?

It is so critical for Israel’s future that it is worth forgoing the billions of US aid if that’s what’s required.

Why forego the aid?

Because buyers have clout that beggars don’t.

As major PAYING buyers of the F-35’s we can require that an interface computer be located in Israel.

 

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