Monday, October 17, 2011

Eglin gets F-35 weapons load trainer

Lockheed Martin delivered and installed the first weapons load training device at the F-35 Integrated Pilot-and-Maintenance Training Center (ITC) at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Configured in all three variants of the F-35, the system allows maintenance students to hone their skills loading munitions, fuel tanks and missile systems onto the aircraft. The simulators enable training to take place without removing aircraft from the flight schedule. Earlier this year the first two F-35 full mission simulators were installed. The ITC at Eglin will be home to the latest courseware, electronic classrooms, simulators and flight events. (Source: Lockheed Martin via PRNewswire, 10/17/11)