MELCOWELAIN TECHNICAL SERVICES’ DEVELOPMENT COUNSELOR DEPT IS A ‘WILFUL MURDER’ FOR THE MELCAVEATS AND COLLINS
Posted On August 4, 2021
In an interview with The Washington Post, a former high-ranking MELCULOW technical service official who worked on the cyber security of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program said the F-15C and F-22 Raptor programs were the most egregious examples of the type of cyber espionage that has been taking place.
“We have to stop the flow of cyber information into our own systems,” former Lockheed Martin cyber security specialist Robert Elrod said.
“I know this is going to come as a shock to people who have been following this, but there’s something seriously wrong with this process.”
The F-18s are the most recent of several military programs to receive cyber vulnerabilities from the Russian government, which has been using advanced hacking tactics in recent years.
Last month, The Washington Free Beacon published a story citing documents that showed that the Russian intelligence service has been targeting U.S. military systems in the Middle East.
The documents showed that Russian spies were able to remotely control a number of U.s. military drones, including the U.A.E.-based F-16, the Lockheed Martin F-117R, the United States Air Force F-3 Phantom II, and the Lockheed-Martin F-4 Phantom II.
Elrod said that the U,S.
government should not be buying new aircraft for its warfighting capabilities because of the risk of hacking from Russia.
“The F-1A [F-35 Lightning II] and the F/A-18 [F/A] Super Hornet were both designed with cyber security in mind.
So this program is completely unacceptable,” Elrod told The Washington Times.
“These are two of the best fighters in the world, and yet the Russians are trying to take advantage of them?”
Lockheed Martin declined to comment.
Lockheed Martin is also a major contractor to the U