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CBH99 said:China has already hacked & stolen a lot of data on the F-35 and it's capabilities, and has no doubt developed plans to counter some of the advantages the F-35 would have. Advantages that would be far more useful if the Chinese didn't know about them until they were experiencing being on the receiving end.
Why does Lockheed/US continue to publish developmental technologies online (even if they are 'hardened' and 'secret') - and in this case, does this not present a valuable opportunity to a country like China to learn even more??
If I was in charge of planning, I would assume a near peer adversary could jam those networked features, or worse feed false information to it.
We are too reliant on tech, and it will bite us in the text war, high tech forces are needed yes but we need also some low tech back up that we don't need to worry about.