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Coming in 2020: A new technology that will link F-35 simulators across the globe

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Valerie Insinna  |  December 3, 2019  |  Defense News


ORLANDO, Fla. — Next year, Air Force F-35 pilots will be able to hop into a simulator and practice large-scale coordinated attacks with other F-35A users in simulators around the globe, Lockheed Martin’s head of F-35 training said Tuesday.

The capability, called Distributed Mission Training, will allow an unlimited number of F-35 simulators to be networked together, enabling high end-training, said Chauncey McIntosh, Lockheed’s vice president for F-35 training and logistics.

“We’ve been testing to ensure that it’s ready to go with our first customer at Nellis Air Force Base [in Nevada]. We’ve got hardware that’s going up there this month, and we’re starting our test connections and everything is looking very well this product,” he said during a briefing at the Interservice/Industry, Training, Simulation and Education Conference. READ MORE...

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