Software Testing News Jan 2022: Lockheed issues & NASA
As the month draws to a close, we take our regular look back at software testing news Jan 2022. Read about a flawed Lockheed software update, a successful test for NASA and more.
Flawed $14 Billion Software Upgrade for Lockheed fighter jets
It seems that the flaws found in the updates have been there since 2020 and include “…deficiencies in weapons… cybersecurity and targeting processes…”. A 13-page assessment then goes on to say that “process improvements to address software development issues” have been implemented by the Defence Department’s F-35 program office.
NB: Bloomberg has a subscription-based model.
UK Retailers testing Artificial Intelligence recognition tech
This is part of a government-backed trial launched to improve ID checking processes for products with age restrictions.
The AI recognition tool is said to be able to provide fairly accurate age estimates of within 18 months for 16-20 year olds.
Artemis 1 countdown test successfully completed by NASA
A recent NASA blog described the successful completion of a second countdown sequencing test for its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. This is one of the final tests ahead of the unmanned Artemis 1 mission due in March 2022. It seems then that we are definitely heading back to the Moon!
That’s it for ‘Software Testing News Jan 2022’ – what do you think of the stories we chose? If you think we missed anything out then let us know in the comments section.
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