Lockheed Martin recently delivered F-35 Full Mission Simulators (FMS) to the Israeli, Italian, Japanese and Norwegian Air Forces – the first-ever deliveries to international F-35 operators.
The simulators are critical components of the pilot training capability at F-35 operating bases in these four countries, where they will facilitate pilot qualification training, continuation training and mission rehearsal training.
"Lockheed Martin fully supports these customers and their F-35 training goals – we're here to enable their success," said Colleen Arthur, vice president of F-35 Training at Lockheed Martin. "Lockheed Martin has unparalleled experience and expertise in leading day-to-day F-35 training operations and we look forward to our continued partnerships with these important allies as they build their respective training programs."
Lockheed Martin personnel assist with operations and maintenance of the simulators in-country for these partners, providing training, supporting scenario creation to achieve tactical training objectives and ensuring the simulators are mission ready.
Lockheed Martin continues to support the F-35 maintenance training in Israel, Italy, Japan and Norway. All of these countries have or are scheduled to receive courseware, curriculum and an Aircraft Systems Maintenance Trainer (ASMT). As the F-35 program prepares for full-rate production, pilot and maintenance trainers will be delivered to additional international F-35 customers beginning in 2018.
The Royal Norwegian Air Force has taken delivery of the first three F-35 Lightning II aircraft on November 3, for the deployment at Ørland Air Base. “Receiving the first three aircraft is a major milestone for Norway
Orbital ATK has received an initial $24 million contract from Lockheed Martin to produce additional composite components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Under the terms of the three-year contract, Orbital ATK will produce bullnose and blade seals at its facility in Clearfield, Utah
A US Air Force F-35 fighter jet will be undergoing cold weather testing to ensure the fifth generation multi-role fighter aircraft performs optimally in harsh weather conditions at the Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, according to the air force press release. The F-35A Lightning II that arrived on October 13 was the first to land at the base near Fairbanks
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $34.6 million contract for weapons capabilities technology maturation and risk reduction pre-engineering, manufacturing and development activities for dual-capability F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft and small-diameter bomb 2 (SDB-II) in support of the Marine Corps and Air Force
Norway became the first foreign nation to receive the delivery of Block 3F mission data from US Air Forces 53rd Electronic Warfare Groups Partner Support Complex last week. “Our software provides the Norwegian F-35 an unprecedented precision attack capability – a crucial element to maintaining peace,” Robert Kraus, F-35 PSC director said in a statement Wednesday
The German Air Force (Luftwaffe) appears to prefer the Lockheed Martin F-35 fifth-generation fighter as replacement for its three decade old Tornados. The Luftwaffe wants to replace its fleet of 85 Panavia Tornados procured in the 1980s, with ‘fifth-generation aircraft to meet the full spectrum of our needs,” Lt
Lockheed Martin received a contract from the U.S
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