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What the F-35 Can Learn From F-22 Upgrades

Before there was “C2D2,” the Star Wars-evoking acronym for Lockheed Martin's F-35 upgrade program, there was the F-22 Raptor's “Scaled Agile Framework,” or SAFe.
The F-22 was the first Pentagon weapon system to implement “agile” software and hardware development methods. The Raptor modernization program transitioned from a more traditional approach to the SAFe method in 2014, in an attempt to reduce the number of deficiencies encountered during flight testing and to deliver capabilities to the warfighter faster.